I'm looking to select almost duplicate rows in a table. I initially just sorted all the rows by name and picked out the duplicates manually (took a while), but I'm wondering if there's a "real" way to go about doing this. Problem is that the duplicate names can slightly differ. I've also tried taking the names and converting them into substrings, but if I cut the names into strings with 5 characters and compare them, it doesn't catch all the duplicates. If I cut the names into strings of 4 characters, it thinks some entries are duplicates when they're not. Any ideas?
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q1 my magic crystal ball allows me to see what you have done, and point there, in your code.....
English translation:: Post your select statement, at least, between [code]
[/code] tags, and perhaps a description of the column names,
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