mike winston mike winston - 12 days ago 4x
SQL Question

How to return only the earliest date for each user (users have 100s of dates)

I've read for hours but am getting nowhere, so was wondering if I could get a little help. Here is my problem, which should be simple for experts (trouble is I am a total noob)

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I would like to only get each unique user and their earliest time recorded, just like this:

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Any thoughts? The simpler the query, the better. Thanks!


You could use a simple GROUP BY with MIN:

SELECT Username, MIN(Datecolumn) As Datecolumn
FROM dbo.TableName
GROUP BY Username