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say I have a table like this

chris 01
chris 02
chris 09
kim   01
kim   08
Gal   04
Gal   06
Gal   07
Gal   08

I want to find the person with most records in this table.
in this case, it will return: Gal 4
How do I do in sql statment to do this. please don't use Top 1 in Access. It needs to be done in 1 query, you could have subquery but it has to be 1 query.

thank you very much

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by:Victor Spiridonov
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set rowcount 1
select field1,count(field2) from table1
group by field1
order by count(field2) desc
set rowcount 0
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by:ny971181
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Can we use Set? I'v never heard of this keyword.
I got this error msg: Invalid syntax. Set was hilighted.

Could anyone give me any other suggestion?
Thank you very much

ny971181
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by:cognition
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Are you using SQL Server, and what is the client, VB, Crystal etc ?

If you are using SQL server then spridonov's solution will work. You can put all the above in a stored procedure.
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odessa earned 300 total points
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This Works fine I think
select table.f1, ff
from table join (select f1 , count(f2) as ff from table group by f1) as ko on ko.f1 = table.f1
where ff = (select max(ff) from (select f1 , count(f2) as ff from table group by f1) as bb)
group by table1.f1, ff

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Thanks
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