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hello,
I have about 12,000 records inside mysql table and I would select everything and just display the "names" from a Column without duplicates.. how can I do this using php?
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SELECT UNIQUE namecolumn,othercolumns FROM table WHERE namecolumn='name'

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i dont know the names so how do I do that?
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Then remove that part

SELECT UNIQUE column_name,other_columns FROM table

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your code did not work.. but this works


SELECT DISTINCT (stockSymbol ) AS daStock FROM US500 ORDER BY daStock DESC  

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Oops wrong database type.
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I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

found the answer myself
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