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How do I write a Select Distinct statement that delete duplicate data from a table and dump the result to another table?
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 500 total points
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you can do both in 1 statement with sql 2005+:
using the DELETE ... OUTPUT ... INTO @table   followed by INSERT INTO othertable ... SELECT ... FROM @table
see here:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms177564.aspx
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by:yguyon28
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Oh ok, can you write me a basic SQL statement that does this.
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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please see example F on the linked page
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by:wdosanjos
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@yguyon28:

Do all columns in your table indicate a duplicate record?  Or just a few columns?
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Also, does your table have a primary key?
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