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Posting Yak Master

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Posted - 05/12/2013 :  05:07:28  Show Profile  Click to see mike13's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Hi all,

For some reason this is not working
select @extra = @extra + CAST(shipdate AS nvarchar(255)) + '<br>' from orders

when i just do this it returns a records set it returns 2 records

any idea what is wrong

thanks a lot

James K
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Posted - 05/12/2013 :  10:13:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Seems fine to me, assuming you are declaring and initializing @extra:

declare @extra nvarchar(max);
set @extra = '';
select @extra = @extra + cast(shipdate as nvarchar(255)) + '<br>' from orders;
select @extra;
You can also try the following (which has the added benefit that it will let you order the dates if you need to so they appear in a predictable order in the final string
		(select cast(shipdate as nvarchar(255)) + '<br>' from orders for xml path('')) 
	as xml).value('.','nvarchar(max)')
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Bustaz Kool
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Posted - 05/13/2013 :  13:19:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
How many records are you expecting?

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