deleting certain rows with mathematical calculation

jaypatel

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Hi,

Say if you have a database which has some kind of duplicating entries.....

for example:
column 1 is skilllevel, column 2 is dateid, column 3 is passportid (person)...


table could be:
1,Aug31 2006,10013
2,Aug31 2006,10013
2,Sep 19 2006,10014
3,Sep 19 2006,10014


Of course, the higher the "skill level" the better..... so the mathematical expression is looking at column 3 which is the most important, and saying that he acheived his highest level of 2, therefore i need to delete the line where level 1 has been acheived....

So the final table should look like:
2,Aug31 2006,10013
3,Sep 19 2006,10014

as 10013 highest level achieved was 2
and for 100014 highest level achieved was 3.

I hope this makes sense.....

Appreciate some help if you could......

Regards

Jay
 

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