A SQL statement typically used to `UPDATE` records when they exist and `INSERT` them when they do not.

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MERGE a subset of the target table

I am trying to use a MERGE statement to insert or delete rows from a table, but I only want to act on a subset of those rows. The documentation for MERGE has a pretty strongly worded warning: It ...
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SQL Server 2008 merge statement deadlocking itself

I have the following procedure (SQL Server 2008r2): create procedure usp_SaveCompanyUserData @companyId bigint, @userId bigint, @dataTable tt_CoUserdata readonly as begin set ...
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Merge row size overflow in SQL Server - “Cannot create a row of size..”

The target table to which I'm trying to merge the data has ~660 columns. The code for the merge: MERGE TBL_BM_HSD_SUBJECT_AN_1 AS targetTable USING ( SELECT * FROM ...
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Merge replication fails on executing query

My merge replication was working fine this morning. Since an hour or 2 ago, my synchronisation status windows keeps showing this message: Thread id 3108 will wait for 15 second(s) before retrying the ...
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What are my locking options for a Merge statement?

I have a stored procedure that performs a MERGE statement. It seems like it locks the whole table by default when performing the merge. I'm calling this stored procedure inside of a transaction ...
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Oracle's Merge v. Select->Update/Insert

What is the faster statement? A MERGE or Select->Update/Insert depending on if it returns a value? I'm trying to optimize a database, but I haven't found any speed tests comparing the two. I found ...
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MERGE with OUTPUT doesn't seem to be doing the right thing

I'm adding a foreign key to a table, and removing any rows that violate the FK, copying them into a ModifiedTable_invalid table. As part of the script, I've got the following MERGE command: MERGE ...
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How to use merge hints to isolate complex queries in SQL Server

I can understand that if I join individual queries that are "individually fast" the combination may become slow because the default execution plan may be non-optimal. However when I know the number ...
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A clarification of MERGE best practices

I just wanted to ask a clarification about something on the MSDN from the "Optimizing MERGE Statement Performance" page. I am working with a data warehouse that takes in records from many different ...
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Can I optimize this MERGE statement?

I am attempting a single column merge between two tables. The first table (VisitorSession) has 40,000,000 rows. The second (ShoppingCart) has 9,000,000 rows. In my development environment, the query ...
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Way to do MERGE with update source when target not match?

I am trying to write a stored procedure that will take new values from a temp table, merge them into an actual table, giving me the ids of the inserted rows, and the rows that already exist matching ...
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how would i merge a column where matches a different column? [closed]

It's very similar to the below post How to merge column in mysql depending on match table user I would like to Merge customer_id from table user to table cust where customers_firstname AND ...
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3 table merge with some condition

I am new to this forum and I am learning mysql with the help of online resources, currently I am trying to compare and merge table with some conditions Fiddle These are my tables; ...
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Merging two backups form a postgresql database

I have a kind of big postgresql database and two backup files (each uncompressed dump file ~56 mb) representing 2 states of the data in time. 1st state - backup from a couple days ago 2nd state - ...
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Once in a while synchronization of the independently updated mysql databases problem

I have a production database and a test database running on MySQL with MyISAM and InnoDB tables, which are updated independently. The Production database is updated by system and sometimes by a user. ...
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Does MERGE updates when not needed?

In SQL Server 2012, Does a merge statement like this : WHEN MATCHED THEN update SET A.len = B.len updates a row even if A.len equals to B.len ? Or does the SQL SERVER knows to ignore this ...
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How do I delete only related records in a multi-key MERGE in SQL Server?

Suppose you have something like this: Source table (variable): Values ( LeftId INT NOT NULL, RightId INT NOT NULL, CustomValue varchar(100) NULL ) Target table: Mapping ( LeftId INT NOT ...
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Help with best practice of merging databases

Bad news, our website server (Windows 2003) crashed because of dead RAID controller. Luckily few hours later our backup server was up and website was live again. Hopefully tomorrow our original ...
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moving a Partition of Partitioned Table to other File Group, SQL Server

I created partitioned table on DateTime column. for last 6 month. I placed 3 oldest month on a file group named 'FG_OlderData', and 3 newest month on a file group named 'FG_NewerData'. Partition ...
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Merge two records in the same table, keeping foreign key relationships intact for both

I have a table, called SITES, that has three columns, lets say it looks like this: ID Name Path 1 Google http://www.google.com/ 2 Microsoft http://www.microsoft.com/ I also have ...
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oracle merge operation hangs (or loops); query tuner claims it's a cartesian product operation

I have a Merge query (open to better suggestions) that seems to cause the server to hang. (I'm not sure what it's doing, but it pegs the CPU and never completes) When I run it through the query ...
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Shorthand for on primary key?

Is there a shorthand for merging rows based on the primary key? For example: MERGE INTO [MyDatabase].[MySchema].[MyTable] AS target USING [MyLinkedServer].[MyDatabase].[MySchema].[MyTable] AS source ...
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Stored procedure - problem with merge - Insert

I am calling a stored procedure from my c# code . The procedure works fine for update, but fails for Insert. Is the following merge-insert procedure code correct? Any help is appreciated. Here is ...
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How do I update and insert specific set of rows to an existing table using Merge in SQL Server 2008 R2?

I have a table in the database that I need to update based on the records being passed to it. I am given a table-valued-parameter that has the same schema as the existing table (for all intensive ...
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Merge Problems SQL Server

I'm trying to create a procedure that will take the values from a temporary table, and load them into another table. The second table has a composite unique constraint across its three columns (Not ...
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Query hint? for deduplicated CTE in Merge

Referring to this link: Optimizing MERGE Statement Performance The following criteria are given for ideal performance: Create an index on the join columns in the source table that is unique and ...
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Merge a table into an existing one

I know how to JOIN two tables as create a new table out of the results, using CREATE TABLE result_table AS ( SELECT * FROM tableA JOIN tableB ). I forgot to include some columns from the JOIN in the ...
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Merge Statement + Replication difference for SQL Server 2012

We have a SSIS package that will pull from a source database and run a merge statement to put the data into a "Master" database. (Eventually the "Master" database will be the source of truth, but we ...
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Merge faster than Insert

Are there any advantages/disadvantages of making use of a merge over a insert function? Can an insert statement make use of the `OUTPUT' Note: the ON clause for the merge is set to 1=0 (always ...
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Update row where associated row does not exist

Given the table named ROLE: role_id[PK] NUMBER role_name VARCHAR2 Using only SQL (no PL/SQL) how would I write a MERGE (or UPDATE?) statement that would update the role_name as below, but only ...
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Merge Fields into one Row with a Query

I am working with Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010. What I am trying to figure out is how to merge all characters for each DOMAIN field into one row, for example: Q01 ...
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Problem using merge into a remote table over dblink

I'm attempting to perform a merge into a remote table, let's say on server A (over a dblink), using a local table on server B. Source and target databases are both on Oracle 10.2.0.3. We already have ...
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Equivalent of MRG_MYISAM in databases other than MySQL? [closed]

Does anyone know if other database have something equivalent to MRG_MYISAM (aka the MERGE table type/storage engine)? I know about fragmenting, but this is not quite the same AFAIK. We're using ...
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getting error when i use merge statement

I am using sql 2008 r2. when i use merge statement i am gettig error when i execute following code: merge products as trgt using updatedproducts as src on (trgt.productid = src.productid) ...
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Is there a way to write intelligent queries against a merge table in MySQL that represents a bunch of tables partitioned by date?

I have a set of MySQL tables that are partitioned by date, with a merge table representing all of them. For the query I am writing, the results are joined by date, so rows in table A_2012-12-05 will ...
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Unable to get stable set of rows

I am trying to update latitude/longitude where missing using a merge statement. It errors: ORA-30926: unable to get a stable set of rows in the source tables. I thought that meant that the inner query ...
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Mysteriously Updated Rows

Yo, heres the trigger causing the Problem USE [SalesDb] GO /****** Object: Trigger [dbo].[trgAfterUpdate] Script Date: 7/16/2015 6:34:01 PM ******/ SET ANSI_NULLS ON GO SET QUOTED_IDENTIFIER ON ...
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SQL Server tool for merging rows [closed]

We have a SQL Sever 2008 database that occasionally receives bad data from customers. The issue we are trying to address here is that sometimes duplicate records are created where one row has some of ...
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Merging Databases with Same Schema

I have been developing a (MySQL) database in the cloud for the past few months to link in to a web based service. Following a change to the roadmap the initial clients will be running on standalone ...
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Executing shell commands from SSDT Post Deploy scripts to generate SQL

tl;dr: I'm looking for the equivilant of !! sqlcmd -S $(Server) -o foo.sql -d $database -Q "EXEC sp_generate_merge 'table_name'" in a SSDT post deploy script, but !! doesn't seem to be supported. I ...
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SCD2 loading With Merge but without delete (multiple if matched) [closed]

Hoping someone can solve an issue for me. I'm very new to sql in general but with some research I've completed nearly 75% of the task. Basically, I need to compare an incoming file against my fact ...
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MySQL: Merge Same Database on Several Location into Single Location

I have registration form, which exactly same for several location. Each of them has REG column, which this field is unique for each row. Basically each data input have different REG number for it, ...
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RETURNING syntax with multiple columns

Again, another question related to the answer of the one there: Insert with OUTPUT correlated to sub query table So I ended up with this query, written for SQL Server: CREATE TABLE tempIDs ( ...
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How to merge rows based on how much data they have?

I am cleaning data and I formed a table something like this: file | product | color | product_id --------------------------------------------- one.csv pipe blue null ...
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What overhead is there if I MERGE row by row?

I have a target table of about 2000 rows and I want to be able to MERGE (with HOLDLOCK) about 5-10 rows at a time into the target table. The target table doesn't get used heavily, with only 1-2 users ...
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How to insert or update using single query?

I have a table test having columns id which primary key and auto incremented and name. I want to insert a new record if annd only if there are no records.For example input is id=30122 and name =john ...
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SQL Server - Copy data from one database to another - identical tables, new identity values needed

Here's the thing, I have been running identical copies of my website for two different geographical regions. The site now supports multi-currency pricing so I want to merge both sites together. All ...
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Can't map invalid columns based on column names in a .dtsx-Package

I have the following problem. I currently have to modify a .dtsx-Package which was originally created by a coworker who is not arounf anymore. This package contains some logic but above all it does ...
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Re-subscribing to a merge publication after edits made offline

Hypothetical Question - To help scenario planning. Let's say I have a 2008 R2 Merge Publication with 5 active subscribers. The publication is deleted and all subscriptions are removed. A week or so ...
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Insert All Columns from one table into another table MYSQL

I am trying to insert multiple columns with their data from one table into another table, without a common column (i would expect a cross product in the result). I am not sure how that's possible, ...