What I ment was that when using the GROUP by, you will see one of the duplicates, and if you output the 'cnt' value you would see how many times it has a duplicate. But I want to see all duplicate records in a table, so I can add a delete button to the row.
If I have the email address as a PRIMARY i would very much like to know how I would handle the input by the user when it is send to the database. I assume it will generate an error upon submission. How do I go about letting the user know they have entered an already existing address? "Ignatius Reilly" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote in message 030801c29b8b$8bd88ee0$0100005a@server">news:030801c29b8b$8bd88ee0$0100005a@server... > I do not understand your first question. > Your query in effect shows duplicates. > > To prevent future duplicates, you can do it in two ways: > > 1. with MySQL: > create a unique index on what should be unique, most likely the email (it > looks like your business logic implies one entry per email) > in fact you would not have this problem if you had defined email as PRIMARY > KEY > > But you will have to remove the duplicates first - an unpleasant job. > AFAIK, there is no easy way to do it with MySQL (or SQL in general). You > have to do it procedurally by calling the entire table row by row. > > 2. Procedurally: > validate user data before entry in the DB > > HTH > Ignatius > ____________________________________________ > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Marco Alting" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > Sent: Wednesday, December 04, 2002 11:47 AM > Subject: [PHP-DB] displaying duplicate records... > > > > I have a database which allows people to upload info and foto's. There's a > > unique ID field, but some people tend to upload their info more than once > > (its a contest site). What I'm able to do is to see how may duplicates > there > > are using the following statement: > > > > $query="SELECT COUNT(*) as cnt, voornaam,achternaam,leeftijd,ID,email FROM > > modellen GROUP BY email HAVING cnt >1"; > > > > But this only gives me numbers. Does anyone know how to display every > record > > that has multiple duplicate ? > > > > Or is there an elegant way to stop people from entering their info more > than > > once? > > > > > > > > -- > > PHP Database Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) > > To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php > > > > > -- PHP Database Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php