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SQL2005 Select Into - Remove Duplicates, Group By

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I have this SQL 2005 table as shown with Duplicate Rows,

I wish to delete the duplicate rows, using Distinct CandidateID, Max(CreatedOn).
CandidateID should be the final Primary Key.

The Result Table should be the same as this SQL.
SELECT     CandidateID, MAX(CreatedOn) AS Expr2
FROM         db_Candidate
GROUP BY CandidateID


I think I should be changing from this code below, which does not give me Max(CreatedOn)
select * into a_Candidate
from (select  from db_Candidate) A

is this clear enough?

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by:Aneesh Retnakaran
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by:Sharath
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You already have the query. include INTO clause like this.
SELECT CandidateID, MAX(CreatedOn) AS CreatedOn
  INTO NewTable
  FROM db_Candidate
 GROUP BY CandidateID

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by:dennisdominic
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Hi Sharath 123
SELECT CandidateID, MAX(CreatedOn) AS CreatedOn INTO NewTable FROM db_Candidate GROUP BY CandidateID
This is very close, but can I include all the other columns as well?
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to include all other columns, you need this.
SELECT t1.*
  INTO NewTable
  FROM db_Candidate t1
  JOIN (SELECT CandidateID, MAX(CreatedOn) AS CreatedOn FROM db_Candidate GROUP BY CandidateID) t2
    ON t1.CandidateID = t2.CandidateID AND t1.CreatedOn = t2.CreatedOn

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by:Aneesh Retnakaran
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SELECT a.*
INTO NewTable
FROM db_Candidate a
INNER JOIN (

SELECT CandidateID, MAX(CreatedOn) AS CreatedOn
FROM db_Candidate
GROUP BY CandidateID
) b
On a.CandidateID = b.CandidateID AND A.CreatedOn =b.CreatedOn
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by:Sharath
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or this
SELECT t1.*
  INTO NewTable
  FROM db_Candidate t1
 WHERE CreatedOn = (SELECT MAX(CreatedOn) FROM db_Candidate  t2 WHERE t1.CandidateID = t2.CandidateID)

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both works but Sharath was faster.
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