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SQL Script to find duplicates

Hello,

I have a SQL Database with a table called Products.
Within this table I have a barcode column called ‘Barcode’

I’m want to run a script which will show me all those barcodes which are duplicate.

Does anyone know how to achieve this?

Thank you.
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jspc
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Pawan KumarDatabase ExpertCommented:
Try..

SELECT * FROM 
(
	SELECT * , ROW_NUMBER() OVER (PARTITION BY Barcode ORDER BY (SELECT 1)) rnk 
	FROM Barcode
)k
WHERE k.rnk > 1

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Or this

SELECT Barcode , COUNT(*) DuplicateCount FROM Products
GROUP BY Barcode 
HAVING COUNT(*) > 1

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Hope it helps !!
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Ryan ChongCommented:
try this:

select Barcode
from Products
group by Barcode
having count(Barcode) > 1

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jspcAuthor Commented:
Awesome! Thank you.
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Pawan KumarDatabase ExpertCommented:
Welcome !!
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jspcAuthor Commented:
Oh I also need the column ProductCode and Description included too
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Pawan KumarDatabase ExpertCommented:
In below you will get all columns , Just replace * with the columns you want.

SELECT * FROM 
(
	SELECT * , ROW_NUMBER() OVER (PARTITION BY Barcode ORDER BY (SELECT 1)) rnk 
	FROM Barcode
)k
WHERE k.rnk > 1

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jspcAuthor Commented:
Sorry but I get this error

Msg 208, Level 16, State 1, Line 1
Invalid object name 'Barcode'.
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Pawan KumarDatabase ExpertCommented:
Ohh try...

SELECT * FROM 
(
	SELECT * , ROW_NUMBER() OVER (PARTITION BY Barcode ORDER BY (SELECT 1)) rnk 
	FROM Products
)k
WHERE k.rnk > 1

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jspcAuthor Commented:
Thanks.

But this is showing me barcodes with blanks.

I only want to see those duplicate barcodes
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Pawan KumarDatabase ExpertCommented:
Ok , Try this... If you dont want blank values..

SELECT * FROM 
(
	SELECT * , ROW_NUMBER() OVER (PARTITION BY Barcode ORDER BY (SELECT 1)) rnk 
	FROM Products
        WHERE LEN(Barcode) > 0
)k
WHERE k.rnk > 1

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jspcAuthor Commented:
What does the rnk column mean?
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Pawan KumarDatabase ExpertCommented:
I have generated a new column called rnk, which will give us ranking. So if the barcode is duplicate its value will be > 1.

You can ignore it while selecting the final data like bold below.. Here replace * with your columnNames.

SELECT * FROM
(
      SELECT * , ROW_NUMBER() OVER (PARTITION BY Barcode ORDER BY (SELECT 1)) rnk
      FROM Products
        WHERE LEN(Barcode) > 0
)k
WHERE k.rnk > 1
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jspcAuthor Commented:
Great. Thanks for your help. All good.
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Pawan KumarDatabase ExpertCommented:
Great ! Welcome..
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jspcAuthor Commented:
Hello, in regards to the above answer this doesn't show me duplicate product code.

What we are wanting are the two items that have the same barcode, so we can sort out which one belongs to who.
Your query only shows one item and it’s barcode, not both items with the same barcode.  
I have already found an item on your list that shows the barcode, but it is the correct barcode for that item – so where’s the other item showing the same barcode number?
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Pawan KumarDatabase ExpertCommented:
Only for duplicates...


SELECT * FROM 
(
	SELECT * , COUNT(*) OVER (PARTITION BY Barcode) rnk 
	FROM Products
        WHERE LEN(Barcode) > 0
)k
WHERE k.rnk > 1

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