I tried using DISTINCT several times last night to no avail, so I came here today to ask for help.
If I knew what I was doing wrong, then I wouldn't have needed help.
I made an honest effort here...
your propensity to ask, and ask, and ask for free help is just sometimes so annoying, you know?
But it is no where near as annoying as your perpetual whining that my Threads on SP don't meet your approval...
please give me a suggestion for how i should gently advise you to RTFM before posting
The MySQL Manual looks like it was written by English flunkies... (Could be one reason I don't use it often - as opposed to how I do look at the PHP Manual regularly.)
It might also be the fact that no amount of searching I did pulled up anything about using DISTINCT and COALESCE together, so I came here instead...
No one makes you read or respond to my threads, or is there a masked man - with gun in hand - forcing your hands to the keyboard, AGAIN??