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I have a table that has the following sample information:

ID_NUM                                                   VER               PN
-------------------------------------               ----                ------------------
0000000000000000001000016      001      2T-MNILA-AA
0000000000000000001000019      001      338602-121
0000000000000000001000019      001      338602-161
0000000000000000001000019      001      338602-291
0000000000000000001000019      001      338602-A21
0000000000000000001000019      001      338602-AA1
0000000000000000001000019      001      338602-AB1
0000000000000000001000019      001      338602-001
0000000000000000001000019      001      338602-371
0000000000000000001000019      001      338602-391
0000000000000000001000019      001      338602-AD1
0000000000000000001000020      001      36-60382-25
0000000000000000001000023      001      DY-1280A-AD
0000000000000000001000024      001      DS-SWRCA-AA
0000000000000000001000025      001      CT-WNTER-20
0000000000000000001000031      001      36-60382-25
0000000000000000001000032      001      CT-NOVUS-BC
0000000000000000001000032      001      CT-NOVUS-CC
0000000000000000001000032      001      CT-NOVUS-DC
0000000000000000001000033      001      3X-75CAA-AA
0000000000000000001000034      001      70-40530-03
0000000000000000001000035      001      263661-002
0000000000000000001000035      001      339100-001

I need to create a function or sql statement that can identify the first record when there are multiple records in the table.  If I use the group-by function, it doesn't find the unique ones.
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