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return all columns on one distinct column

return all columns on one distinct column

return all columns on one distinct column

I have a table with many columns, I want to return all columns but ignore duplicates based on one column

id | fullname | this | that | other
1 | Bob | 1 | 0 | 0
2 | Mary | 1 | 1 | 0
3 | Bob | 0 | 1 | 0

In the above example I need to only pull back one Bob row even though the data in fields other that fullname are different.

So I can't do

select distinct * from table

as this would pull back both Bobs

I can do

select distinct fullname from table

but this returns just the fullname column, I want all columns kind of like

select distinct fullname, * from table

but obviously that won't work. I tried a nested query and think that may be the way but am getting confused with that too

SELECT distinct fullname FROM (select * from table) as foo

How would I do this?


RE: return all columns on one distinct column

Thanks audiopro, you put me on the right track. My final working query is

FROM table t1
INNER JOIN table t2 ON t1.fullname = t2.fullname
GROUP BY t1.fullname

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