Posts Tagged ‘comma delimited’

Converting Rows to Column with Segmentation

February 23, 2012

First of all, my apologies for the long time between posts.  My job (that pays me money) has kept me fairly busy over the past few months and the few that do follow this blog have been asking when I am going to do my next post… Well here it is.

Recently I found myself with the need to convert rows in a table into a single column.   My limitation was that I was only able to pull in 200 rows values per column and those values had to be comma delimited.  Meaning if I had 3118 rows in my source table and I needed to convert those 3118 rows into a single column, but could only have a maximum 200 row values in my column, my output would be 16 rows (3118/200 = 15.59 rounded up to 16).  My first inclination was to pivot the data; but that only allows me to create columns in excess of the values I want to pass into those columns.