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Posted - 2011-02-22 : 12:54:28
I have a table:
UserId, UserGroup, ConnectionsNumber
UserId is unique but UserGroup could be repeated.
As an example, the table is filled like this:
1 1 3
2 1 4
3 1 5
4 2 1
5 3 10
I need to select only 1 record per user group and it must have the maximum connectionNumber
If I do it like this:
select UserGroup, UserId, max(connectionsNumber)
from table
group by UserGroup, UserId
then I get several records...
And If I select select UserGroup, max(connectionsNumber)
from table
group by UserGroup
then it's fine but I'm missing UserId field...
Please correct my query, I know it must be very simple

Master Smack Fu Yak Hacker

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Posted - 2011-02-22 : 14:13:54
You should post in the New to SQL forum, you might get overlooked here

I am assuming you're on 2005 or later
select userid,usergroup, ConnectionsNumber
,[rank] = rank() over(partition by usergroup order by ConnectionsNumber desc)
from yourTable
) a

WHERE [rank] = 1


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