Debugging a Pivot

Ed Elliott takes us through problems with the PIVOT statement:

If you have a PIVOT query and it isn’t returning the data you expect, what can you do to troubleshoot it? The thing to do is to break it down into the constituent parts. First, lets take a look at a query and see what we can do to help.

Click through for potential problems and their solutions.

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