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How To Count Duplicated Values in a Column?

If you have a column with duplicated values, and you want to know what are those duplicated values are and how many duplicates are there for each of those values, you can use the "GROUP BY ... HAVING" clause as shown in the following example. It returns how many duplicated first names in the fyi_team table:

SELECT first_name, COUNT(*) FROM fyi_team 
   GROUP BY first_name HAVING COUNT(*) > 1
GO
first_name   count(*)
John         5

So we have "John" as duplicated first name 5 times in the fyi_team table.

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  1. What Is a SELECT Query Statement?
  2. How To Create a Testing Table with Test Data?
  3. How To Select All Columns of All Rows from a Table with a SELECT statement?
  4. How To Select Some Specific Columns from a Table in a Query?
  5. How To Select Some Specific Rows from a Table?
  6. How To Add More Data to the Testing Table?
  7. How To Sort the Query Output with ORDER BY Clauses?
  8. Can the Query Output Be Sorted by Multiple Columns?
  9. How To Sort Query Output in Descending Order?
  10. How To Count Rows with the COUNT(*) Function?
  11. Can SELECT Statements Be Used on Views?
  12. How To Filter Out Duplications in the Returning Rows?
  13. What Are Group Functions in Query Statements?
  14. How To Use Group Functions in the SELECT Clause?
  15. Can Group Functions Be Mixed with Non-group Selection Fields?
  16. How To Divide Query Output into Multiple Groups with the GROUP BY Clause?
  17. How To Apply Filtering Criteria at Group Level with The HAVING Clause?
  18. How To Count Duplicated Values in a Column?
  19. Can Multiple Columns Be Used in GROUP BY?
  20. Can Group Functions Be Used in the ORDER BY Clause?

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