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  • Grouped String Concatenation: ... The Winner Is ...

    After weeks of putting it off, I finally found the time and spent the last day and a half judging the Grouped String Concatenation Challenge. I would like to congratulate the winner, Peter Larsson, who submitted a great query and walks away with a shiny new MSDN Premium subscription. For those who are interested, following is a breakdown of the ...
    Posted to Adam Machanic (Weblog) by Adam Machanic on May 31, 2009
  • The Grouped String Concatenation Challenge is Closed

    Just over two weeks ago I posted the Grouped String Concatenation Challenge. A more difficult challenge than the last one I posted, partially in hopes that not as many people would submit solutions and it would be easier for me to judge. But alas, my readers are obviously really into this stuff, and I received submissions from 39 people, some of ...
    Posted to Adam Machanic (Weblog) by Adam Machanic on March 15, 2009
  • T-SQL Challenge: Grouped String Concatenation

    It's been quite a while since the LIKE vs ? Puzzle, and I feel like it's time for another one. Response was overwhelming last time, and I'm back with a much tougher puzzle and a much bigger prize. So get ready, because I'm going to really make you stretch your brain and your T-SQL skills for this one. But first, a bit of background. String ...
    Posted to Adam Machanic (Weblog) by Adam Machanic on February 27, 2009
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