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I need to compare Table_1 and Table_2.

Table_1 and Table_2 both have duplicate records. Table_2 has more duplicate records in it than table_1.
I need a list of all of the names in table_2 that are also in table_1. But I want the names of those in Table_2
that have more duplicate names in table_2. So for example, below both tables have Joseph Dreadson in them.


Table_2 has more records in it than Table_1.

I need a list of all of the names in Table_2 that have more records than their matching names in
Table_1.


So for these two tables :


Table_1
FNAME   LNAME
Bob     Candoiti
Mary    Semper
Mary    Semper
Mary    Semper
Joseph  Dreadson
Terry   James




Table_2
FNAME   LNAME
Bob     Candoiti
Mary    Semper
Mary    Semper
Joseph  Dreadson
Joseph  Dreadson
Joseph  Dreadson
Terry   James
Terry   James



So the desired query would return these two records, because these people occur more frequently in table_2 than table_1
 :

Joseph Deadson
Terry  James
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Question by:brgdotnet
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SELECT
       coalesce(t1.fname,t2.fname) as fname
     , coalesce(t1.lname,t2.lname) as lname
     , t1.count_t1
     , t2.count_t2
FROM (
            SELECT
                  fname
                , lname
                , COUNT(*) AS COUNT_t1
            FROM table_1
            GROUP BY
                  fname
                , lname
      ) T1
      FULL OUTER JOIN (
            SELECT
                  fname
                , lname
                , COUNT(*) AS COUNT_t2
            FROM table_2
            GROUP BY
                  fname
                , lname
      ) T2 ON T1.fname = T2.fname
      AND T1.lname = T2.lname
WHERE T2.count_t2 > T1.count_t1
;

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|  FNAME |    LNAME | COUNT_T1 | COUNT_T2 |
|--------|----------|----------|----------|
| Joseph | Dreadson |        1 |        3 |
|  Terry |    James |        1 |        2 |

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by:brgdotnet
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Awesome!
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by:PortletPaul
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WHERE T2.count_t2 > T1.count_t1
OR T1.count_t1 IS NULL
OR T2.count_t1 IS NULL

it may need to cater for NULLs which I forgot
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