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Return all values in a comma-delimited string

This script will return one big string where the rows are separated by a comma.

This script will return one big string where the rows are seperated by commas. When getting a set of rows of a field (any string type field), this script could be used to find the field names seperated by commas. It works on SQL server 2000 and 7.0.

To get the list of fields in the Job table (Pubs database), replace <Column_Name> with Column_Name, <Table_Name> with Information_Schema.Columns, <ConditionList> with Table_Name = 'jobs' and <OrderList> with Ordinal_Position.

Declare @Str varchar(4000)
 SET @Str =''
 Select @Str =@Str + ', '+ <Column_Name> From <TableName>
 Where <ConditionList>
 Order By <OrderList>
 IF LEN(@Str)>2
  Select Substring(@Str, 3, LEN(@Str)-2)

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