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beemd
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Posted - 10/28/2013 :  16:19:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi,

If I have two tables like this (simplified example)

dbo.a
id value
1 A
2 B
3 C

dbo.b
id value
1
2
3

I want to update b and set the value from a where the id's match? Could someone point me in the right direction?

Thanks

James K
Flowing Fount of Yak Knowledge

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Posted - 10/28/2013 :  16:48:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You can do it like shown below:
UPDATE b SET 
	value = a.VALUE
FROM
	a INNER JOIN b ON a.id = b.id;
The only thing to be careful about is that if there is more than one row in table a for a given id in table b, it is unpredictable which of those rows in table a will be used to pick the value from to be used to update b
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