Found this to be a really helpful tip from Using Temporary Tables in SQL Statements. I wanted to be able to quickly construct a temporary table within a stored procedure and this was just a super-simple set of examples to get that going.
Hope others find it useful as well!
Using Temporary Tables in SQL Statements
Temporary tables can be used in the SQL statement wherever the regular tables can be used. To identify a table being a temporary table in the SQL statement, prefix the table name with the ‘#’ character.
Examples:// Create a temporary table named Temp1 with two columns CREATE TABLE #Temp1 ( Name Char( 30 ), seqid integer ); // This example creates two temporary tables for intermediate results // Step 1. Create a temporary table named DeptCount and at the same time // populate it with summary data from an existing table in the // database SELECT deptnum, count(*) as NumEmployees INTO #DeptCount FROM employees GROUP BY deptnum // Step 2. Create another temporary table named LocCount which list the // number of employees in each location for each department. SELECT deptnum, location, count(*) as cnt INTO #LocCount FROM employees GROUP BY deptnum, location // Finally using the 2 temporary tables to list the percent of employee // on each location for each department SELECT a.deptnum, a.location, ( a.cnt * 100 ) / b.NumEmployees As PercentAtLocation FROM #LocCount a, #DeptCount b WHERE a.deptnum = b.deptnum