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Posted - 05/15/2014 :  11:49:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So I'm new to SQL and I was asked to populate a table so I did and some of the columns where missing information and was told to write an "If Statement that would say if column A is null then use columns of second table". Any advice would be appreciated.

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Posted - 05/15/2014 :  12:32:43  Show Profile  Visit tkizer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I can only help with SQL Server, but are you wanting an UPDATE to fix the data or an INSERT to fix the import? Where is the source data?

INSERT INTO t1 (c1, c2, c3, c4)
SELECT T2.c1, T2.c2, T2.c3, CASE WHEN T2.c4 IS NOT NULL THEN T2.c4 ELSE T3.c4 END
JOIN T3 ON T2.c1 = T3.c1

Tara Kizer
SQL Server MVP since 2007
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