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query to delete duplicate records in SQL server

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Last Modified: 2012-05-06
Can anyone please give me the query to delete duplicate records in SQL server?
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you'll have to be more specific.... do you have an identity field? PK?

That depends on your table design and what criteria you are using to say that two records are equal.
Can you give us this info?
In any case this may help:
You may just have to tinker with it depending on your criteria for duplicateness

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