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Tables: Payments with auto-increment ID and one-to-many relationship to Projects such that one payment (say £10) has two records in Projects allocating the £10 between the projects.

Now next month, this payment is received again and I would like to duplicate this payment and its project's records except for changing the dates.

With one table you can

 INSERT INTO Payments (date, amount) 
 SELECT CURRENT_DATE date, amount 
 FROM Payments 
 WHERE id IN (1,4,5,6,123) /* e.g. user-selected set of paymeents */

Obviously to re-create the child rows you need the new insert ID from Payments to use for the PK of the child rows.

Is there a way to do this in (MySQL) SQL?

I'm doing this for a whole set of matches, not just one. I'm looking for a more efficient way than reading it all out into -say- PHP and doing it in a loop that way.

I've been asked for the CREATE TABLEs. They're a simple example, but here you go:

CREATE TABLE `payments` (
  `id` int(10) unsigned NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT,
  `amount` int(10) unsigned NOT NULL,
  `date` date NOT NULL,
  PRIMARY KEY (`id`)

CREATE TABLE `projects` (
  `id` int(10) unsigned NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT,
  `payment_id` int(10) unsigned NOT NULL,
  `project` varchar(20) NOT NULL,
  PRIMARY KEY (`id`),
  KEY `payment_id` (`payment_id`),
  CONSTRAINT `y_ibfk_1` FOREIGN KEY (`payment_id`) REFERENCES `payments` (`id`)
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Please run these : 1) SHOW CREATE TABLE payments\G and 2) SHOW CREATE TABLE projects\G –  RolandoMySQLDBA Jul 19 '13 at 16:24
@RolandoMySQLDBA done that –  artfulrobot Jul 19 '13 at 16:46

2 Answers 2

Are you looking for last_insert_id

INSERT INTO payments (date, amount) ;
SET @last_id_in_table1 = LAST_INSERT_ID();
 SELECT CURRENT_DATE date, amount 
 FROM payments WHERE id = @last_id_in_table1;
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ah, sorry, should have made it clear: I'm doing this for a whole bunch of records, not just one. –  artfulrobot Jul 19 '13 at 16:40
# Get the Latest ID in Payments
SELECT MAX(id) INTO @MostRecentID FROM payments;
# Get the amount for the Latest ID in Payments
# Insert Today's Date and that amount
INSERT INTO payments (date,amount)
SELECT DATE(),amount FROM payments WHERE id = @MostRecentID;
# Get the Latest ID in Payments
# Get the Projects From the Previous Payment
# Insert them again using the New Payment ID
INSERT INTO projects (payment_id,project)
SELECT @NewID,project FROM projects WHERE id = @MostRecentID;

Give it a Try !!!

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Thanks for your answer. I don't understand how this could work though except in a manual loop. I'm looking for something that inserts a bunch of new payments (not just the last one) -- i.e. generating a set of new IDs -- and then the respective new Ids being used to generate the new Project records. –  artfulrobot Jul 22 '13 at 9:59

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