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Microsoft® SQL Server 2012 Unleashed by Alex T. Silverstein, Chris Gallelli, Paul T. Bertucci, Ray Rankins

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Joining Columns

Quite often, databases provide a table for users. Often, these users have their last names and first names in separate columns. These are usually simple strings, and a previously discussed feature, already enables you to easily join two strings together.

The following code snippet shows how two columns from the AdventureWorks2012 database are easily joined together from within the SQLPS:

PS SQLSERVER:\SQL\D830\DEFAULT\databases\AdventureWorks2012> Invoke-SqlCmd "Select * from Person.Person"| `>>   Select-Object -First 10|ForEach-Object{$_.LastName + ", " + $_.FirstName}Sánchez, KenDuffy, TerriTamburello, RobertoWalters, RobErickson, GailGoldberg, JossefMiller, DylanMargheim, DianeMatthew, GigiRaheem, ...

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