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SQL | Archived exercise | Cursor - build up list of people names per course
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If you haven't already done so, run the stored procedure in the above folder to generate a database of training courses and delegates.
Create a stored procedure called spNames which takes a ScheduleId as input, and outputs a comma-delimited list of the people on this course - for example:
The output for schedule number 31, for example
Now write a query which:
- Creates a temporary table called #Schedules to hold the schedule id, start date, course name and list of people for each course of interest
- Uses a cursor to loop through the list of courses containing SQL in the name, calling the spNames procedure for each and adding one row to the #Schedules table
- Uses a SELECT statement to output the rows from the #Schedules table
The final output from running this query should be something like this:
The first few courses you should see listed
Optionally, save your work as List person names.sql, then close it down.