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Sara Karasik
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Posted - 01/29/2008 :  15:24:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It CAN be done in SQL 2005.

Not the simplest coding, but not the most difficult, either.
You can get your list into a single string by using FOR XML and cross apply.

Here's an example. (assume a table SupplierProducts with two fields, Supplier and Product. Each supplier can have one or more products.


select distinct supplier, left(o.list, len(o.list) -1)
from SupplierProducts c
cross apply
(
select Products + ', ' AS [text()] from code c2
where c.supplier = c2.supplier
for xml path('')
) o(list)


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