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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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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Is it a good idea to have an index when the column value changes several times over record lifetime?

I have a table where one of the columns represents an object state - let it be State of type int. The State value starts with 1 and changes to 7 with values in between. Over a row lifetime there're ...
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Best Practice to update columnstore indexed tables

I have a table with aprox. 22 Bn rows, for each month I have made one partition that and each partition has two data files. I created the columnstore index on this table and the performance ...
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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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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 to re-arrange rows to best fit within groups?

I categorized a table with the method introduced here to categorize my items to folders with a limit size of 100. mixing_order id num_items cat order_in_cat cumulative_sum folder 1 ...
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How to UPDATE a column to SET previous row value to NULL cells?

I have a table as id value 1 music 2 3 movie 4 5 6 book 7 8 Some values are missing, and I want to assign the value of previous row to produce id value 1 music 2 music 3 movie 4 ...
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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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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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I have to update all the rows of a Column in a table. Here is my query

So My tables are People: People_name(VARCHAR 100), People_id (INT, PRIMARY KEY AUTO INCREMENT) Tracks: Track_id(INT PRIMARY KEY), People_id_references (int ,Foreign key references ...
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Update ranking on table

I have two tables: mysql> desc rank ; +----------------+-------------+------+-----+---------+----------------+ | Field | Type | Null | Key | Default | Extra | ...
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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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What's the most efficient way to batch UPDATE queries in MySQL?

I'm writing an application that needs to flush out a large number of updates to the database for an extended period of time, and I've gotten stuck at how to optimize the query. Currently I'm using ...
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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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Would existing constraints and indexes applied to an old table, apply to a new table renamed like the old one after it's dropped?

everything is in the question. I have a table named tableA on which we have indexes and foreign keys and constraints. I have to modify content in a column called column1. This being a production ...
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Updating Multiple Rows with Data from Column A into Column B?

I have about 60,000 rows that I'm needing to update the information from column_a to column_b. For example, 60,000 customers need their arrival_time to match their departure_time. I understand that ...
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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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Direct the OUTPUT of an UPDATE statement to a local variable

I would like to do this : DECLARE @Id INT; UPDATE Logins SET SomeField = 'some value' OUTPUT @Id = Id WHERE EmailAddress = @EmailAddress -- this is a parameter of the sproc Is this even ...
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Being careful about additional records being added in a duplicate record merge?

We have a multi-user MS-Access 2003 database. Connecting to it using SQuirrel SQL, and the JDBC/ODBC bridge, I've managed to eek transactions of some sort out of JET by turning off autocommit. I've ...
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fast bulk incrementing in MySQL

I have one big table foobar describing a many-to-many-relation and containing millions of foo's, millions of bar's and every bar having several hundereds of foo's -> billions of rows. CREATE TABLE ...
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Why I cannot let EXPLAIN update statements?

I can imagine that it's actually more important to explain SELECT statements, but I wonder why there's no possibility to use EXPLAIN on UPDATEs/INSERTs. I may use a WHERE-statement in an UPDATE where ...
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How to update one table based on another table's values on the fly?

I have a table in the name of ips as below: CREATE TABLE `ips` ( `id` int(10) unsigned NOT NULL DEFAULT '0', `begin_ip_num` int(11) unsigned DEFAULT NULL, `end_ip_num` int(11) unsigned DEFAULT ...
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Most efficient way to add a serial column to a huge table

What's the fastest way to add a BIGSERIAL column to a huge table (~3 Bil. rows, ~ 174Gb)? EDIT: I want the column to be incremented values for existing rows (NOT NULL). I didn't set a fillfactor ...
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Updating a table based on condition

I have a database having a staging_table. From this table, entries are added to other table named Profile. Whenever staging_table is updated, it checks whether all its entries are present in Profile, ...
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Trigger to UPDATE after UPDATE?

I want to make a trigger to record the time of any update as CREATE TRIGGER col_update AFTER UPDATE ON col FOR EACH ROW BEGIN UPDATE col SET updated=NOW() WHERE id=NEW.id; // or OLD.id END The ...
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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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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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extremely slow MyISAM slave updates

I have 2 slaves and one is working as expected. The other slave is extermely slow while executing the "update" statements. The insert and deletes are fast. I used "check table tbl_name" to see if any ...
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Way to update many (>3000) records with unique data, using a character limited web form

Okay, as you can probably tell from the last part of the title, this is a non-ideal situation. I'm using a piece of industry-specific web-interface software that I guarantee no one has ever heard of, ...
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Performance degradation while updating tables having 10s of millions of records

I want to update tables ( my be 20-30 ) having 10s of millions of records each. The problem is that it is taking too much time for the update process and also at that time CPU usage also goes very ...
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Find last (max) value according to TimeStamp using update method

I have task to find values of integer according to last (max) of timestamp (datetime) value. Because it is so complicated query I am consindering this way to find last value something like this ...
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What can cause an UPDATE statement to execute endless? [closed]

I have a stored-procedure which is executed at 7 o'clock in the morning that updates the database because new records were imported at night. Today it started but never endet. So i've tried to run ...
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See actual results of SQL UPDATE command

Is there a way to get the actual results of SQL UPDATE command (ie the table rows themselves), not just get the number of rows (other than by converting the UPDATE command to a SELECT)? I'm using ...
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How should I update ID field values for all records based on previous values?

I need a SQL query that can update ID fields for all records in a table from their previous values to a new value based on that previous value. For example, if the ID is 1, I want to change it to ...
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Update many rows in a table with a single statement?

What is the easiest way to update many rows in a table? I have a csv file that looks like this: |primary_key |value| | 1 | xyz| | 2 | abc| | 3 | def| ... Rows with ...
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Oracle 10g: Properly using ora_rowscn to detect table row changes (ie, inserts, updates, deletes)

Some research into checking when a table's records were last updated, modified, or deleted has lead me to the pseudo column known as ora_rowscn. First, I do this: select max(ora_rowscn) from ...