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From:Augey Mikus Date:May 10 2002 10:00pm
Subject:Re: quick sql question
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is there a way for me to do it in a mysql delete statement?  just out of 
curiosity, for instance, if i wanted to add duplicates later for 
whatever reason.

Paul DuBois wrote:

> At 17:54 -0400 5/10/02, Augey Mikus wrote:
>
>> what i meant is deleting duplicate occurences of records of a certain 
>> field. ...sorry...
>
>
> Ah.
>
> One thing you can do is add a unique index on that field with
> ALTER IGNORE TABLE tbl_name ADD UNIQUE (col_name)
> or
> ALTER IGNORE TABLE tbl_name ADD PRIMARY KEY (col_name)
>
> and MySQL will clobber duplicate records as it builds the index.
>
>>
>>
>> Paul DuBois wrote:
>>
>>> At 17:16 -0400 5/10/02, Augey Mikus wrote:
>>>
>>>> what is the simplest way to delete duplicate occurences of a 
>>>> specific field in mysql?
>>>>
>>>> thanks,
>>>>
>>>> augey
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Your question is a bit ambiguous.  You could do this by using ALTER
>>> TABLE to remove the column itself from the table, for example, but
>>> I'm guessing maybe that's not what you mean.
>>
>
>



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