Matches in a database.

Jacob Fugal lukfugl at
Tue Jun 28 12:21:36 MDT 2005

On 6/28/05, C. Ed Felt <edfelt at> wrote:
> So, in short, (since a paragraph will get confusing):
> 1.  SELECT all records in the CDR table after a requested date (usually
> 24 hours).
> 2.  Store these records in a huge array.
> 3.  Find all repeats on the 'sessid' field and store this in an array.
> 4.  Delete all repeats (save one copy of each repeat CDR).
> Is there a MySQL query, (version 3), to select all rows that have one or
> more matching rows on a specific field ('sessid')?  This would
> essentially combine steps 1, 2 and 3 in one MySQL query.

DISCLAIMER: I haven't been able to test the following, as I don't have
mysql installed on this box, and don't want to go through the trouble.
However, I remember doing similar things, and according to my memory,
this might work...

SELECT unique_id, sessid, COUNT(*) AS n
FROM table WITH date_column > ?
GROUP BY sessid HAVING n > 1

and then looping over the results:

WHERE sessid=?
AND NOT unique_id = ?

This solution assumes the existence of a unique ID field so that you
can distinguish records. Otherwise there's no way (in the query) to
exclude on of the duplicate records from the DELETE.

Jacob Fugal

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