I'm working with a sql table that has columns labeled as BOP201501, BOP201502, BOP201601, BOP201602, AOP201501, AOP201502, AOP201601, AOP201602, etc. Each Year a new Set of BOP and AOP columns gets added to the table with the Year and then an 01 - 12 value for 12 Calendar Periods. I do NOT have the option to redesign the table or how the columns get created. Poor design I know but it is the hand that I'm dealt. What I'm trying to do is create a SQL view that will pull the data from this table as LEFT(COLUMN,3) AS BudgetType, Substring(COLUMN,4,4) AS YEAR1
, Substring (COLUMN,8,2) as PeriodId, COLUMN as PeriodAmount
Basically I want a dynamic SQL View (if possible) to pivot the data in the columns and column headers/labels so that I can actually work with the data. I don't think Coalesce works and I can't figure out how to do it with a Pivot since the Column Names will continue to change. Any ideas on how to resolve this, again I didn't create the table and cannot change the method in which the table is appended to or used.