SQL: How to find duplicate records in a single query

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Problem: Need a dataset containing all the duplicate records based on a particular criteria selected by the user.

Solution: Following query would give the dataset (SQL) containing all the duplicate records for contact table

select (First_Name + Last_Name) as Criteria, *
from Contact TGT 
where (First_Name + Last_Name) 
    select (First_Name + Last_Name) from Contact 
    Group by (First_Name + Last_Name) 
    having COUNT(First_NAme + Last_Name ) > 1  

In the above query the user has selected First_Name and Last_Name as the criteria, if user selects address, create a new criteria.

Result would be something like this

sql result

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