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Re: duplicate records

From: Devin Ben-Hur <devin(at)ben-hur(dot)net>
To: Thomas J Keller <kellert(at)ohsu(dot)edu>
Cc: pdxpug(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: duplicate records
Date: 2006-10-18 23:49:17
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Thomas J Keller wrote:
> I inserted a few hundred records into a new database table and 
> discovered that several where duplicates.
> How does one select these (so they can be deleted)?

delete records, selecting for values duplicated, but excluding the min 
(or max) primary key.  eg:

delete from foo
where pk in (
  select pk
    foo f
    ( -- finds dups and the first pk
     select min(pk) as pk, f1, f2
     from foo
     group by f1, f2
     having count(*) > 1
    ) d
    ON ( <> and (f.f1 = d.f1 and f.f2 = d.f2)

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