>>>>> "David" == David Moreno S <dmoreno@stripped> writes:
David> that obvius, i mean i need to delete all the semi-repeated elemnts, i mean
David> all the elements that are again but with and "/" at the end...
David> -----Original Message-----
David> From: sinisa@stripped [mailto:sinisa@stripped]
David> Sent: Viernes, 22 de Octubre de 1999 01:47 p.m.
David> To: dmoreno@stripped
David> Cc: mysql@stripped
David> Subject: Re: delete query
David> David Moreno S. writes:
>> Hi everybody, does any body knows how can i do to get a query thats
>> from a table all the records that has some other similar: for example
>> item price
>> house 89
>> house/ 89
>> car 89
>> car/ 89
>> i would like to delete house/ and car/, the problem is that my database
>> 13000 items and like 2000 cases like the above, so i want to perform a
>> that doesit....
You can do this by adding an extra column with alter table.
Populate then the extra columns with the 'item' with any '/' removed.
Then do a new alter table and make the extra column an unique key.
(This will delete the duplicates).
Now issue a last alter table to delete the extra column.
PS: Sorry for the long delay before replying, but I just come back from
a 2 weeks vacation trip.