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Non-repeating results SQL statement

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Hey guys,

I know, busy week for me on these boards right? Hehe...anyways.

SELECT pov
FROM TFCC_files
WHERE pov !='' AND pov!='some' AND pov!='some2' AND pov!='some3'
ORDER  BY pov ASC

And it gives me the results I want...well almost (hence the question).

Let's say that in my data there are multiple entries of the same type, so lets say there are 6 values for 'test'. How do I tell MySQL only to give me the unique ones? So instead of returning 6 results for 'test' it will return 1 unique result for 'test'. I need this because this will become a select box and it will look wierd if 'test' repeats itself 6 times.

Thanks in advance.
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SELECT DISTINCT pov
FROM TFCC_files
WHERE pov !='' AND pov!='some' AND pov!='some2' AND pov!='some3'
ORDER  BY pov ASC
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by:drakkarnoir
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Thanks much! Was not aware of that SQL statement DISTINCT.

Rock on :)
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