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How can I find the most frequent value in a given column in an SQL table?

For example, for this table it should return two since it is the most frequent value:

one

two

two

three

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Try using the below code:

SELECT       `column`,

             COUNT(`column`) AS `value_occurrence` 

    FROM     `my_table`

    GROUP BY `column`

    ORDER BY `value_occurrence` DESC

    LIMIT    1;

Note: You can replace the column and my_table. You can also increase 1 if you want to see the N most common values of the column.

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