Any idea,
I accidentally added records twice in a oracle table.
Any idea how can I remove duplicate records in a table easily?
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slightwv (䄆 Netminder) Commented:
If it doesn't matter which one you keep, the correlated subquery is a good way:
delete from tab1 t1 where rowid > (
select min(rowid) from tab1 t2 where t1.col1=t2.col1 and t1.col2=t2.col2

There are several others.
I used this, but no rows were deleted.
some of records have empty values , may be the compare might fail there?
slightwv (䄆 Netminder) Commented:
null values will cause a problem.

Try this:
delete from tab1 t1 where rowid > (
 select min(rowid) from tab1 t2 where
      (t1.col1=t2.col1 or (t1.col1 is null and t2.col1 is null))
      (t1.col2=t2.col2 or (t1.col2 is null and t2.col2 is null))

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awking00Information Technology SpecialistCommented:
Is there a key field (or key fields) that make a record unique? If so,
delete from tab1 where rowid in
(select rowid from (select rowid, row_number() over (partition by key, order by key) rn from tab1)
 where rn > 1;
ALad2005Author Commented:
thank you guys.
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