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Re: Re: Re:x2 Escaping parentheses in regexps (select distinct is a Red Flag)

by Tanalis (Curate)
on Jan 22, 2003 at 19:07 UTC ( #229108=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Re:x2 Escaping parentheses in regexps (select distinct is a Red Flag)
in thread Escaping parentheses in regexps

A SELECT DISTINCT isn't possible in this case, though it's a good idea and something we'd thought of.

The DB we're using is global, and belongs to a different group to the one I work in. It has data stored how they need it for their reporting, not how we need it for ours - hence the need to concatenate data when duplicates occur on one (of our) orderids.

It's for a fairly specific use, actually: we're trying to have their systems interface with ours for reconciliation purposes, and it's proving to be a lot less simple than I originally thought :)

It'd make a lot more sense if the company had data storage standards, as we're all essentially in different areas of the the same business, but that'd make life easy ... *grin*

-- Foxcub


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