@Renga3037 in the "Distinct" visual recipe you can choose either to remove duplicates based on all columns or choose a subset including one column. If you choose to use one column it will return only that one column and just the distinct values. If you need to create some logic (like the first value based on some sort of Sort) then you should look at the Window recipe which allows you to choose First, Last, Lag, etc.
Can you be more specific
For example, assume ID is the column you want to have uniques
ID First_Name Last_Name Year_Entered
1 Lebron James 2004
2 Michael Jordan 1985
2 Larry Bird 1980
What would the dataset you returned look like based on that list?
I think it's because it keeps the first distinct ID that he sees. @GCase
Unfortunately, the distinct recipe as it is in DSS won't allow this.
Two solutions in my mind:
Convert this request in SQL , something like:
SELECT DISTINCT ON (your_column) your_table.*
ORDER BY your_column;
Add a windows recipes before and compute a column with a rank, which will be used in the distinct recipe as pre-filter.