This is a method for the dplyr distinct() generic. It adds the DISTINCT clause to the SQL query.

# S3 method for tbl_lazy
distinct(.data, ..., .keep_all = FALSE)



A lazy data frame backed by a database query.


<data-masking> Variables, or functions or variables. Use desc() to sort a variable in descending order.


If TRUE, keep all variables in .data. If a combination of ... is not distinct, this keeps the first row of values.


Another tbl_lazy. Use show_query() to see the generated query, and use collect() to execute the query and return data to R.


library(dplyr, warn.conflicts = FALSE) db <- memdb_frame(x = c(1, 1, 2, 2), y = c(1, 2, 1, 1)) db %>% distinct() %>% show_query()
#> <SQL> #> SELECT DISTINCT * #> FROM `dbplyr_005`
db %>% distinct(x) %>% show_query()
#> <SQL> #> SELECT DISTINCT `x` #> FROM `dbplyr_005`