I have a file (900000 records 1G) with multiple records with the same key (not very useful but result of multiple...
copy). I would like to remove these duplicate records by a simple way (SQL, ...)
I already tried to create a file with unique key, then copy the data, but Its very long (probably because index are computed for each record).I've seen some SQL advice, but the last step (delete command on a view on the file) doesn't work on my V4R5.
DELETE FROM tmp/cq0942xxxx WHERE DUPRRN in (SELECT MRRN FROM tmp/cq0942xxx)
It really depends on the columns involved in your definition of "duplicate data". This query assumes that the column with the unique identifier is fine, but two other columns have duplicate data.DELETE FROM mytab WHERE EXISTS (SELECT idcol FROM mytab innertab WHERE innertab.Col1 = mytab.FirstName AND innertab.Col2 = mytab.LastName AND innertab.idcol < mytab.idcol )
Just about every method is going to be fairly slow when a large number of rows have to be scanned & processed.
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