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Sql Distinct Unique Query

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I have a problem with a SQL SELECT query. As far as my research goes i figured out that UNIQUE is used when you have one column that you whant unique and DISTINCT is used when you have more than one column that you want to all be unique. But i have a query where i want just some of the columns to be unique and some not. Here is the full query (It's in a stored procedure):

set ANSI_NULLS ON
set QUOTED_IDENTIFIER ON
GO
ALTER PROCEDURE [dbo].[rpt_ExecSum_Combined_4fields](@BondGroupID int)
AS SELECT DISTINCT
SUM(dbo.Bond.LoanAmount) AS SumOfBondValue, COUNT(dbo.Bond.BondID) AS CountOfBond, dbo.ProgressStepType.ProgressStepType
FROM dbo.BondGroup INNER JOIN
dbo.TransactionTable ON dbo.BondGroup.BondGroupID = dbo.TransactionTable.BondGroupID INNER JOIN
dbo.Bond ON dbo.TransactionTable.TransactionID = dbo.Bond.TransactionID INNER JOIN
dbo.ProgressStep ON dbo.TransactionTable.TransactionID = dbo.ProgressStep.TransactionID INNER JOIN
dbo.ProgressStepType ON dbo.ProgressStep.ProgressStepTypeID = dbo.ProgressStepType.ProgressStepTypeID
WHERE (dbo.BondGroup.BondGroupID = @BondGroupID)

GROUP BY dbo.ProgressStepType.ProgressStepType, dbo.ProgressStep.ProgressStepID
HAVING (dbo.ProgressStepType.ProgressStepType = 'AIP (Approval in Principle) received') OR
(dbo.ProgressStepType.ProgressStepType = 'Grants') OR
(dbo.ProgressStepType.ProgressStepType = 'Attorney') OR
(dbo.ProgressStepType.ProgressStepType = 'Feedback received from bank')
ORDER BY dbo.ProgressStepType.ProgressStepType

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With the DISTINCT it gives me a full set of unique values but what i want is this: Every CountOfBond may have more than one SumOfBondValue and they may be the same, but if there is more than one dbo.ProgressStepType.ProgressStepType the query should only read it once. In other words the dbo.ProgressStepType.ProgressStepType is a unique value and the rest not...

Please help, my boss is on my case :)
May 4 '07 #1
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