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Getting DISTINCT values using XMLAGG function

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Trying to obtain distinct values from the following line if SQL code:

rtrim (xmlagg (xmlelement (e, BRAND || ',')).extract ('//text()'), ',') Purchase_BRAND

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Question by:globalwm2
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wrap your query that returns the BRAND column in an inline view that returns distinct values

something like this...

select
rtrim (xmlagg (xmlelement (e, BRAND || ',')).extract ('//text()'), ',') Purchase_BRAND
from (select distinct brand from yourtable)

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by:globalwm2
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I ran into issues when trying to perform a CTAS statement to a table. Ultimately has to use the .getclobval() statement and remove the RTRIM of the ',' to move on.
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