Database developers who use Microsoft products have often experienced frustration at the disparity of functions between Access and SQL Server. SQL Server, which uses Transact-SQL (T-SQL), is a step behind Access in its range of features, although it is several steps ahead in terms of connectivity capabilities (i.e., more connections to a wider variety of clients). A favorite feature of Access and one that SQL Server users have been longing for is PIVOT tables. Their longing will end when SQL Server "Yukon" is released.
By the end of this article, you'll see why PIVOT functionality is something to look forward to.
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