UPDATE changes the values of the specified columns in all rows that satisfy the condition. Only the columns to be modified need be mentioned in the SET clause; columns not explicitly modified retain their previous values.

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Update field with new string made from characters in existing value

field is meta_value and current value is like 01/01/2006 i want to change it to a string 20060101 so thought i could get the value and update it with the characters in the correct order. ie UPDATE ...
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Bulk update of all columns

I am wondering if PostgreSQL has an update query somewhat like their insert values syntax. I have an updated set of data in this form currently: INSERT INTO ...
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GROUP BY two columns

I want to count two columns, but need to get the results of first column in one row. SELECT country, COUNT(*) FROM table1 GROUP BY country, type This query gives me country type COUNT(*) ...
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Change SELECT DISTINCT to UPDATE DISTINCT

How can I modify my SELECT DISTINCT query to an UPDATE DISTINCT query? It is important that it only updates the distinct records, as there are multiple records associated with each ...
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Update column with the sum of column in previous rows in MySQL

We have a table, essentially: id, amount, end balance, account_id I now want to re-calculate the end balance values (because of possible corruption) End balance is basically "end balance of ...
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INSERT… ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE not working as I expect

I have a table called "Example" CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS `example` ( `id` int(11) NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, `a` int(11) NOT NULL, `b` int(11) NOT NULL, `c` int(11) NOT NULL, PRIMARY KEY ...
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INNER JOIN Giving time out on large database

Getting time out on this script UPDATE uk_data AS ud INNER JOIN uk_pc AS up ON ud.cat10 = up.WardCode SET ud.cat8 = up.Latitude, ud.cat9 = up.Longitude; uk_pc Table ...
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Problems updating with inner join with multiple on statements

I have an orders table on a database that contains geographical information about the city and state that the order is from. This includes latitude and longitude for doing haversine calculations. I ...
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INSERT/UPDATE in same query from previous SELECT with some singularities

I'm trying to perform a INSERT|UPDATE by selecting data from another DB and this is what I have so far: INSERT INTO pdone.reps (veeva_rep_id,display_name,username,`first`,`last`,email) SELECT ...
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How to update ID=null values in table to incremental counter values?

On SQL Server 2012, i've got an intermediate/staging table for merging existing with new data, where I want to insert numeric IDs for newly created rows: ID NaturalID Comment 1 ...
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How to merge 2 tables in Oracle

I have 1 big table with 25 milions of rows and i have to merge data of another table with 500,000 rows into the big table. the rows of both tables have the same columns and i have to check if the key ...
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postgreSQL update set only where cast is possible and ignore error?

I have 2 columns in a PostgreSQL table. The mac_address_temp column is for migration from character type to MAC-address type: mac_address | macaddr | mac_address_temp | character ...
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Update a column, selected by query

Just stumbled upon this stackoverflow question: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/13648898/sql-update-with-row-number. The second answer struck me as odd: UPDATE x SET x.CODE_DEST = x.New_CODE_DEST ...
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How to insert/update millions of rows inside a sql server table(s) in an effective way?

Often in my job I have to create a procedure inside SQL Server that will process millions of data rows, save them into a temp table (staging table) and finally save them into a table (s) in a ...
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Update columns values using select from external database and table in MariaDB trigger

I have two databases pdone and veevan. pdone is a kind of master and veevan keep on continue sync against an external sources. I need to perform a internal sync between veevan and pdone so I am using ...
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How to reuse an update trigger for multiple tables in postgresql?

In the database for a new project, I've started the convention of having each table have a last modified timestamp column. To implement this, I wrote a trigger for each table: CREATE TRIGGER ...
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A function to check if a column allows NULL

Is there a way to write an insert/update query that checks if a column allows NULLs: If it does set the column to NULL, and '' (empty string) otherwise? I would be something like: UPDATE mytable ...
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How do I make this Postgres view that performs a join updatable?

I've got two tables, products and subscriptions: CREATE TABLE products ( id bigint NOT NULL, title character varying(75), description text, manufacturer_id bigint, created_at ...
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Why does the behavior of array syntax differ from '(?,?)' syntax when updating a point field and that field is NULL?

I'm using PostgreSQL 9.3.5. Suppose I have the following table: CREATE TEMPORARY TABLE point_test ("name" varchar(255), "pt" point); I then insert a row, leaving pt NULL: INSERT INTO point_test ...
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Update all columns from another table

I need to update a table from another one, and I need to update all columns. Besides listing every column in the SET clause, is there a way to update them all at once? Like this: update tableA set * ...
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How do I fix the definer problem The user specified as a definer ('fred'@'192.168.0.%') does not exist

I dumped an existing database from my web site into a new MySQL setup on my laptop. Everything works except pages that use a view, when the error message above appears. There is only one view on the ...
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DB2 UPDATE TRIGGER

I am trying to create a trigger in a DB2 database that runs on the update of a column in one table, and then fills in another table with certain values. For example, there is a power unit table with ...
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How to re-assign two variables in a conditional UPDATE

Consider a simple update as SET @var1 = 20; SET @var2 = 26; UPDATE table1 SET col1=IF(@var1>50, @var1 := @var1-col4, @var1 := @var1+col5), col2=IF(@var2>50, @var2 := @var2-col6, @var2); ...
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How can I optimise an Update on a large table?

I am using Oracle 11g, I have to update 7 fields on a table with 14 millions of rows, the updated columns get the new value from functions, the update looks like: update hslak set HSLAKSTS = ...
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MySQL not updating a row (zero row(s) affected) [closed]

I cannot figure out why MySQL 5.6.25 will not update an existing row: SELECT lcl_booking.file_number_id, lcl_booking.entered_datetime, lcl_booking.modified_datetime FROM lcl_booking WHERE ...
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Oracle 10g: Optimizing an update query that uses a subquery

I have the following query within a stored procedure, and I've been trying to improve its performance to no avail. UPDATE TBL_REPORTING REP SET (REP.ISSUER_ID, REP.ISSUER_NAME ) = ( ...
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update statement with self join

I needed to copy information from one row of a table to another. I noticed I could do the following: update address set col1 = a2.col1, col2 = a2.col2, .....etc from address a1, address a2 where ...
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Should I use select count(*) for counting records or having a field like comments_no for tables like post, comments?

In my recent project which is about social networking for an Asian country, I'm in doubt whether I use the below SQL statement for counting records: SELECT COUNT(id) shareLikeNo FROM ...
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SQL Server: UPDATE permission for table variable

SQL Server 2012 I have a maintenance script that I wrote for some of my operators. They are members of the fixed db_datareader and db_datawriter roles. Part of the script creates a table variable, ...
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Unable to Update on SQL Server 2008 R2

This is a bit strange so bear with me please. After installing a new SQL Server 2008 R2 on a new server (Windows 2012 Standard) just like the production one, I tried to connect my web aplication ...
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Update rank on a large table

I have a mysql table that has now 12 million records and I'm trying to update a column (rank) with the following UPDATE code: SET @r=0; UPDATE records SET rank= @r:= (@r+1) where type = 2 ORDER BY ...
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Use CASE to select columns in UPDATE query?

I can use CASE to choose which columns to display in a SELECT query (Postgres), like so: SELECT CASE WHEN val = 0 THEN column_x WHEN val = 1 THEN column_y ELSE 0 END AS ...
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Update column with value of another column or another column

With PostgreSQL (I'm using the version 9.1) is it possible to do mass update with a single query a column value with the value of another column, but if the other column value is null, to use the ...
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After update triggers that deal with multi-row updates

Currently working on an database Audit project based on triggers that are fired on update on specific tables. The triggers write the changes into a table; information written are: table name, updated ...
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Problem with nested UPDATE queries

I cannot make an update query work. As a first step, the following one works correctly: UPDATE Tab1 SET Tab1.a = '3' WHERE Tab1.id IN ( 123, 456 ); where id is the primary key of Tab1. ...
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MERGE command in SQL Server 2005

I have been trying to develop a MERGE in SQL Server 2005. It does not have all features yet, because I have been struggling in "how to put the merge logic WORKING AS A SET, rather than rows". ...
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SQL Select WHERE row updated

USE [RF_WORLD] GO /****** Object: Trigger [dbo].[lastdeathtrigg] Script Date: 08/20/2012 10:52:58 ******/ SET ANSI_NULLS ON GO SET QUOTED_IDENTIFIER ON GO -- ...
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UPDATE table with another table data

I want to update the table car_check field fencing.(total 40 rows).I also use postgis function. I think it's a little difficult.Any suggestions? The code is the first carid example. UPDATE car_check ...
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Msg 5145: Autogrow of database log file took 1010871 milliseconds

In the past, I had an update query that ran for 7 days. I couldn't find a solution, so I created a new database with indexes. The update query has now been running for 26 hours. I am seeing messages ...
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Does a database update force index rebuild regardless of updated field?

With MySQL (InnoDB), I understand that having indexes slow down UPDATE queries. I would like to know if this happens regardless of what fields are updated. For example, if I have a table with 20 ...
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Undo SQL UPDATE Azure DB

I have accidentally updated over 3,000 records in one of my tables hosted on Azure. This was not a transaction and I did not have any back ups for this table. I've read around and found ApexSQL Log ...
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Update on view over partitioned tables updating all indexes

We have a table, which is partitioned through a date field into separate years. There is a view over all of these tables (Call) Schema is as follows: CREATE TABLE [dbo].[Call_2015]( [calID] ...
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Update only the oldest entry in a table with foreign key criteria

I'm working on a forum website. What I am trying to do is updating the thread Title and Content (first post), which resides in different tables - "Threads" and "Posts". "Threads" "Posts" I'm ...
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Single row update using primary key affects many rows

I'm doing a very simple datetime update in a table using its primary key: update TABLE set END_DATE = '2015-10-14 00:00:00' where ID = 1165027; I received the message (1 row(s) affected) 183 ...
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why update a table take so long on oracle

I have a table A which has 3800+ rows, another table B with 300+ rows. when I execute a update like this: update A set some_colum = '2' where another_column not in (select id from B) it takes 33 ...
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SELECT and UPDATE in a single query while updating selective fields of duplicate records only

I have a MySQL table named Contacts_table with, say, the following contents: ID NUMBER NAME CITY 001 2222222222 John Doe Los Angeles 002 ...
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SQL Update column with data from another table

I am working on complicated problem, but I will simplify it to this problem. I have two tables A [ID, column1, column2, column3] B [ID, column1, column2, column3, column4] and i want to update ...
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update column based on the sort order of another query

I'm trying to add arbitrarily ordered records to a database so that they can be sorted by the ui (or when I query the database ). My problem is I already have the list, and I need to add a default ...
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UPDATE query periodically is slower by factor of 5000x

I run a site (Magento) which have a problem with a specific UPDATE query. Under heavy load, this query runs ~200 times/minute, and takes in average 1 ms (stdev 0.2 ms). However, at intervals of 1-2 ...
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Best DB approach for a lot of updates

Recently I built an app that gets that from SVN repositories to run a few metrics. What I do is basically: 1) Read data from an existing SVN repository and save this data to a database (with only ...