I have two tables and one function:

Table1 contains shop_code,batch_id

shop_code| batch_id  | regstriy_id
123 | 100  | 12
124 | 100  |13
125 | 100  |12

Table2 contains shop_code,shop_name

shop_code| shop_name  
123 | need to populate  
124 | need to populate  
125 | need to populate  

Function1 take parameter registry_id from table1 and returns shop_name

Table2 shop_name is empty I want to populate against the shop_code.

It will be great if someone can help, I am using Oracle.

I tried this but not working

 select GET_shop_name(t1.regitry_id) as shop_name ,
           t1.shop_code shop_code
           from TABLE1 T1 
                ) t where t.shop_code = t1.shop_code;
  • i'm unclear as to what you want. Are you saying you want to update the shop_name in table2 to be the batch_id from table1, matching on shop_code? Commented Jun 3, 2015 at 13:51
  • @davegreen100 I update my question please help Commented Jun 3, 2015 at 13:59
  • where is GET_SHOP_NAME getting the shop_name from? it can't be from table2 as this is what you are trying to populate Commented Jun 3, 2015 at 14:01
  • GET_shop_name is a function which takes parameter of registry_id and return shop name Commented Jun 3, 2015 at 14:52
  • i may be being dumb, but where does it get shop_name from? Commented Jun 3, 2015 at 14:53

1 Answer 1


There are multiple ways to do it in Oracle. Right of the bat I can think about two.

  1. Straightforward, not Oracle specific (assuming shop_code is unique in table1)

    update TABLE2 t2 set SHOP_NAME = 
      SELECT GET_shop_name(t1.regitry_id)  
      FROM TABLE1 T1 
      WHERE t2.shop_code = t1.shop_code
  2. Oracle specific syntax(requires inline view to be key-preserved - if shop_code is not a PK column in both tables you will very likely get "SQL Error: ORA-01779: cannot modify a column which maps to a non key-preserved table" )

        SELECT GET_shop_name(t1.regitry_id) AS new_name,
               t2.shop_code, t2.shop_name
        FROM TABLE2 t2 
        INNER JOIN t1 ON (t2.shop_code = t1.shop_code)
    SET shop_name = new_name;
  • Thanks shop_code is primary key in both Commented Jun 3, 2015 at 15:35

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