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dropping rows with a duplicate column name


dropping rows with a duplicate column name

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I have a query that produces unique rows. However, some of the unique rows have the column called testname that has the same test listed more than once. All I want to do is drop the older testname and keep the testdate column.

Select
Distinct
TestID,
TestDate,
TestName

From third.test

I want to keep testdate in the query....guessing I need to put in to a temp table then drop the oldest one somehow by doing a subquery using Select Max....
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Try this article.
http://jasonbrimhall.info/2011/03/21/dedupe-data-cte/



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