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Posted on 2008-10-27
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I have an Access database table (on a web server).

There are 4 identical records, I want to delete 3 & keep 1.

Is there a way to do this? If I do "DELETE Orders where......." all the where criteria are the same so it will delete ALL, which I don't want.

Of course I recognize I can save the data from 1 & then re-insert, but that's a pain.

Thanks
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Question by:Richard Korts
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 500 total points
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you have 2 options:
* create a (temporary) primary key field, so you ARE able to distinguish the records
* copy a single distinct record into a temp table (which has the same structure as the source table), delete all the duplicates, and insert back the distinct record.
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