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Posted - 01/19/2009 :  19:38:30  Show Profile
hi ,

I am trying to update a table with incremental value, and i need some help.

table columns are:

For occurance of each subitem i need the values for the Item from 1.

The table is already populated with ID as 1 , and it has many ITEM's which inturn has many SUBITEM's

I wrote the update statement but get the max(id) dint work , i think my code is not correct.

select @max_id = max(id) from Table1 where item = abcde
UPDATE TABLE1 SET id = @max_id+1 from Table1 where table1.item = abcde

This code updates the total occurances of each item for all the rows

Instead i need the output like the following :

1 A 1 A1
2 A 2 A2
3 A 3 A3
4 A 4 A4
5 B 1 B1
6 B 2 B2
7 C 1 C1

In the current table the ID is all set to 1
can some one help me plz

Thanks in Advance

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Posted - 01/19/2009 :  19:59:13  Show Profile  Visit tkizer's Homepage
Duplicate, locking thread.

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