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# DISTINCT Clause

### DISTINCT Keyword

• The DISTINCT clause removes duplicate rows from a query.
• DISTINCT appears directly after the SELECT clause.
• You can specify multiple columns, which means that the combination of columns must be unique.

Table 7. DISTINCT Keyword

 Keyword Description Order of Evaluation DISTINCT Eliminates duplicate rows 1

Example:

SELECT DISTINCT continent, nameFROM countryORDER BY continent;

Results:

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