STUFF AND FOR XML PATH for String Concatenation

[Originally posted by]: https://sqlwhisper.wordpress.com/2013/03/24/stuff-and-for-xml-path-for-string-concatenation/

We can use XmlPath('') to concatenate column data into single row. Stuff is used to remove the first ‘,’ after string concatenation.

declare @Test Table(sno int,scity varchar(20))
Insert @Test(sno,scity)
Values
(1,'Chicago'),(1,'Detriot')
,(2,'Memphis'),(2,'Nashville')
,(3,'New York'),(3,'Dallas')
,(4,'Atlanta'),(4,'Houston')

Capture12

select distinct sno ,
STUFF((Select ','+Scity
from @Test T1
where T1.sno=T2.sno
FOR XML PATH('')),1,1,'') from @Test T2



Capture13

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s