SQL Server Forums
Profile | Register | Active Topics | Members | Search | Forum FAQ
 
Register Now and get your question answered!
Username:
Password:
Save Password
Forgot your Password?

 All Forums
 General SQL Server Forums
 New to SQL Server Programming
 SQL Guru Wanted
 New Topic  Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly
Next Page
Author Previous Topic Topic Next Topic
Page: of 2

asiddle
Starting Member

35 Posts

Posted - 08/02/2006 :  06:18:17  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ok guys I have read everything in my previous post but unfortunately can not seem to get it to work properly. Would anyone like to do this 10 minutes work (I am sure). Obviously I dont expect it to be free but if I continue I am going to get a sledge hammer to this now.

Thanks in advance

khtan
In (Som, Ni, Yak)

Singapore
17681 Posts

Posted - 08/02/2006 :  08:14:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
maybe you can start by providing information as per this link http://weblogs.sqlteam.com/brettk/archive/2005/05/25.aspx



KH

Go to Top of Page

Srinika
Flowing Fount of Yak Knowledge

Sri Lanka
1378 Posts

Posted - 08/02/2006 :  09:03:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
asiddle,

In that post ur question was not clear enough, thats why all are guessing and encouraging u to read the above link.

Srinika
Go to Top of Page

Merkin
Funky Drop Bear Fearing SQL Dude!

Australia
4970 Posts

Posted - 08/02/2006 :  09:46:25  Show Profile  Visit Merkin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I don't see a question here, you sure aren't making it easy to help you.


Damian
"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds." - Emerson
Go to Top of Page

asiddle
Starting Member

35 Posts

Posted - 08/02/2006 :  09:48:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ok I have 2 tables incproduct and products. Products is the main db that the ecomm store works from. Products is a table populated from a csv file from my supplier.

The Problem:
The categories in the product db do not relate to the categories in the store (column pSection).

What I need
I need a way to translate all category ids in incproduct to the correct categories required by products. Now I have created a third table with the relevant categories to change to but I just dont know how to make it all work together

CREATE TABLE [dbo].[products] (
[pID] [nvarchar] (128) COLLATE Latin1_General_CI_AS NOT NULL ,
[pName] [nvarchar] (255) COLLATE Latin1_General_CI_AS NULL ,
[pName2] [nvarchar] (255) COLLATE Latin1_General_CI_AS NULL ,
[pName3] [nvarchar] (255) COLLATE Latin1_General_CI_AS NULL ,
[pSection] [int] NULL ,
[pDropship] [int] NULL ,
[pDescription] [ntext] COLLATE Latin1_General_CI_AS NULL ,
[pDescription2] [ntext] COLLATE Latin1_General_CI_AS NULL ,
[pDescription3] [ntext] COLLATE Latin1_General_CI_AS NULL ,
[pLongdescription] [ntext] COLLATE Latin1_General_CI_AS NULL ,
[pLongdescription2] [ntext] COLLATE Latin1_General_CI_AS NULL ,
[pLongdescription3] [ntext] COLLATE Latin1_General_CI_AS NULL ,
[pImage] [nvarchar] (255) COLLATE Latin1_General_CI_AS NULL ,
[pLargeimage] [nvarchar] (255) COLLATE Latin1_General_CI_AS NULL ,
[pDownload] [nvarchar] (255) COLLATE Latin1_General_CI_AS NULL ,
[pPrice] [float] NULL ,
[pListPrice] [float] NULL ,
[pWholesalePrice] [float] NULL ,
[pShipping] [float] NULL ,
[pShipping2] [float] NULL ,
[pWeight] [float] NULL ,
[pTax] [float] NULL ,
[pDisplay] [tinyint] NULL ,
[pSell] [tinyint] NULL ,
[pStaticPage] [bit] NULL ,
[pStockByOpts] [bit] NULL ,
[pRecommend] [bit] NULL ,
[pOrder] [int] NULL ,
[pExemptions] [tinyint] NULL ,
[pDims] [nvarchar] (255) COLLATE Latin1_General_CI_AS NULL ,
[pInStock] [int] NULL
) ON [PRIMARY] TEXTIMAGE_ON [PRIMARY]
GO

ALTER TABLE [dbo].[products] WITH NOCHECK ADD
CONSTRAINT [DF__products__pSecti__60A75C0F] DEFAULT (0) FOR [pSection],
CONSTRAINT [DF__products__pDrops__619B8048] DEFAULT (0) FOR [pDropship],
CONSTRAINT [DF__products__pPrice__628FA481] DEFAULT (0) FOR [pPrice],
CONSTRAINT [DF__products__pListP__6383C8BA] DEFAULT (0) FOR [pListPrice],
CONSTRAINT [DF__products__pWhole__6477ECF3] DEFAULT (0) FOR [pWholesalePrice],
CONSTRAINT [DF__products__pShipp__656C112C] DEFAULT (0) FOR [pShipping],
CONSTRAINT [DF__products__pShipp__66603565] DEFAULT (0) FOR [pShipping2],
CONSTRAINT [DF__products__pWeigh__6754599E] DEFAULT (0) FOR [pWeight],
CONSTRAINT [DF__products__pTax__68487DD7] DEFAULT (0) FOR [pTax],
CONSTRAINT [DF__products__pDispl__693CA210] DEFAULT (0) FOR [pDisplay],
CONSTRAINT [DF__products__pSell__6A30C649] DEFAULT (0) FOR [pSell],
CONSTRAINT [DF__products__pStati__6B24EA82] DEFAULT (0) FOR [pStaticPage],
CONSTRAINT [DF__products__pStock__6C190EBB] DEFAULT (0) FOR [pStockByOpts],
CONSTRAINT [DF__products__pRecom__6D0D32F4] DEFAULT (0) FOR [pRecommend],
CONSTRAINT [DF__products__pOrder__6E01572D] DEFAULT (0) FOR [pOrder],
CONSTRAINT [DF__products__pExemp__6EF57B66] DEFAULT (0) FOR [pExemptions],
CONSTRAINT [DF__products__pInSto__6FE99F9F] DEFAULT (0) FOR [pInStock],
PRIMARY KEY CLUSTERED
(
[pID]
) ON [PRIMARY]
GO


CREATE TABLE [dbo].[incproducts] (
[partno] [nvarchar] (128) COLLATE Latin1_General_CI_AS NOT NULL ,
[vendname] [nvarchar] (255) COLLATE Latin1_General_CI_AS NULL ,
[proddesc] [nvarchar] (255) COLLATE Latin1_General_CI_AS NULL ,
[rrp] [nvarchar] (255) COLLATE Latin1_General_CI_AS NULL ,
[catid] [int] NULL ,
) ON [PRIMARY] TEXTIMAGE_ON [PRIMARY]
GO

Ok so I dont think I can explain it any more
Go to Top of Page

asiddle
Starting Member

35 Posts

Posted - 08/02/2006 :  09:50:56  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
sorry that top section should read

Ok I have 2 tables incproduct and products. Incproducts is the main db that the ecomm store works from. Products is a table populated from a csv file from my supplier.
Go to Top of Page

asiddle
Starting Member

35 Posts

Posted - 08/02/2006 :  09:51:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Error again

Ok I have 2 tables incproduct and products. Products is the main db that the ecomm store works from. incproducts is a table populated from a csv file from my supplier.
Go to Top of Page

X002548
Not Just a Number

15586 Posts

Posted - 08/02/2006 :  10:06:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
DUDE

Please read the link in my sig, and provide what we are looking for.

I'm sure you're problem is very minor...but to solve it we NEED that info



Brett

8-)

Hint: Want your questions answered fast? Follow the direction in this link
http://weblogs.sqlteam.com/brettk/archive/2005/05/25/5276.aspx

Add yourself!
http://www.frappr.com/sqlteam
Go to Top of Page

Srinika
Flowing Fount of Yak Knowledge

Sri Lanka
1378 Posts

Posted - 08/02/2006 :  10:22:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Also, its good if u write ur question in a document "Properly" and read it carefully and correct if there are any errors, rather than posting once, making a correction and after some time again making a correction and not giving any feedback or comment.

Key to solve a question is to presenting the question in a manner, understood by the others.

Srinika
Go to Top of Page

asiddle
Starting Member

35 Posts

Posted - 08/02/2006 :  10:23:57  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So what have I missed? It could not be explained any simpler. If I knew what else to put I would probably know the answer
Go to Top of Page

asiddle
Starting Member

35 Posts

Posted - 08/02/2006 :  10:27:04  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Look fine, just keep posting go read this article that article. I will go find the answer somewhere else. I just hope you dont ever need me to answer any qustions on any other forums because the answer is simple 'go read this article'. Frankly it could not be explained any simplier than it already has
Go to Top of Page

spirit1
Cybernetic Yak Master

Slovenia
11751 Posts

Posted - 08/02/2006 :  10:41:58  Show Profile  Visit spirit1's Homepage  Reply with Quote
as far as i see you haven't provided sample data and desired result based on that test data.

this data is needed because then anyone trying to solve the problem is simply going to cut and paste the code in
query analyzer and try it.

Take a step back an put yourself in our place. Pretend you have no idea what the problem is
and then see if you could solve it with the provided info.

seems to me you have this kind of scenario.
sourceTable [sourceValue] -< mapping table [sourceValue, destinationValue] >- destination table [destinationValue]

so you need to just join properly. something like:

update  t3
set     destinationValue = t2.sourceValue
from    sourceTable t1
        join mappingTable t2 on t1.sourceValue = t2.sourceValue
        join destinationTable t3 on t2.destinationValue = t3.destinationValue




Go with the flow & have fun! Else fight the flow
blog thingie: http://weblogs.sqlteam.com/mladenp

Edited by - spirit1 on 08/02/2006 10:42:17
Go to Top of Page

Michael Valentine Jones
Yak DBA Kernel (pronounced Colonel)

USA
7020 Posts

Posted - 08/02/2006 :  10:43:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I’m really sorry that SQLTeam was unable to respond to your question with the proper sense of urgency and seriousness.

Rest assured that we are taking appropriate action to make sure there is no repeat of this unfortunate incident.

We treasure your questions, and hope we will be able to serve you satisfactorily in the future. Best regards.


Go to Top of Page

Srinika
Flowing Fount of Yak Knowledge

Sri Lanka
1378 Posts

Posted - 08/02/2006 :  10:45:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
asiddle,

Is this the simplest way, that u talk about ?

>> Oh what I forgot to say,
>> sorry that top section should read ....
>> Error again ....

also
>> go read this article that article
-- Asking to read only one article, which guids u to get an answer quickly.

May be it is so simple to u, for us, only having a vague idea.
Its just like asking I have 3 tables and can u answer my question


Srinika

Edited by - Srinika on 08/02/2006 10:50:33
Go to Top of Page

Kristen
Test

United Kingdom
22431 Posts

Posted - 08/02/2006 :  10:47:33  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
"just keep posting go read this article that article."

I can't see anyone has done that. There is ONE article posted which explains what folk here need in order to help you. "It could not be explained any simpler"

"So what have I missed"

As per Brett's Blog article:

You've already done 1 and 2

You can skip point 4 (unless you have something that folk here could start from)

So that leaves points 3 and 5:

Sample data (presented as INSERT statements), and examples of expected results.

"It could not be explained any simpler"

That's clearly your opinion , however speaking for myself I won't attempt complex questions unless there is enough material for me to chuck it into my SQL tools and work up a solution. I simply don't have the time to build the core stuff plus a) you already have that and b) if I make my own you probably won't know how to convert it into the structures you are using, or you'll THEN tell me your structure and want me to re-work all my code - "no thanks" on that point!

You sound mighty miffed, but khtan told you what we needed in his very first response.

Hope that helps!

Kristen
Go to Top of Page

blindman
Flowing Fount of Yak Knowledge

USA
2365 Posts

Posted - 08/02/2006 :  11:24:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by asiddle

I just hope you dont ever need me to answer any qustions on any other forums because the answer is simple 'go read this article'.

That's a risk I'm willing to take...
Go to Top of Page

asiddle
Starting Member

35 Posts

Posted - 08/02/2006 :  11:58:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Guys, I really do appreciate your assistance and time to answer my somewhat rash replies. At the moment I am against the wall on this. As this is a topic heading of New to SQL thats the bottom line NEW. I dont have time to read several books on SQL to find what is going to be a simple issue to you guys and look to your knowledge for that assistance. KRISTEN, thankyou for explaining what bits I have missed. Ofcourse it would have been simplier to refer me to article http://weblogs.sqlteam.com/brettk/archive/2005/05/25/5276.aspx but uptil about 3 minutes ago I had no clue what the hell DML or DDL was. Frankly I still dont really know but at least I now know what it stands for.

Ok so some sample data from what I was going to try and then found a flaw.

UPDATE products
SET pSection = '72'
WHERE pSection = '1'
UPDATE products
SET pSection = '73'
WHERE pSection = '5'
UPDATE products
SET pSection = '74'
WHERE pSection = '11'
UPDATE products
SET pSection = '75'
WHERE pSection = '12'
UPDATE products
SET pSection = '76'
WHERE pSection = '14'
UPDATE products
SET pSection = '77'
WHERE pSection = '16'
UPDATE products
SET pSection = '78'
WHERE pSection = '21'
UPDATE products
SET pSection = '79'
WHERE pSection = '33'
.
.
.

Now this worked upto the point

UPDATE products
SET pSection = '209'
WHERE pSection = '73'

If you remember the first update was to change any section with value 1 to 73 so now we start to rewrite what was section 1 and is now 73 to 209 thus putting it in the wrong category.

The result is all of pSection has been rewritten to the correct values.

I cant actually find anywhere to attach the complete update text file so just request it if you need all the category info, alternatively I have it all in .csv as well
Go to Top of Page

TG
Flowing Fount of Yak Knowledge

USA
6062 Posts

Posted - 08/02/2006 :  13:33:33  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ok, I'll try one more time...

Please refer back my code in your "part 1" of this saga:
http://www.sqlteam.com/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=69849

notice how using a Mapping table solves your problem. The one blue highlighted statement replaces all your update statements.

Put the code into a query analyzer window and execute the code to see it work.

Be One with the Optimizer
TG
Go to Top of Page

blindman
Flowing Fount of Yak Knowledge

USA
2365 Posts

Posted - 08/02/2006 :  13:35:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Set up a translation table that includes BEFORE and AFTER values. Then run a single UPDATE against your target table linked to your translation table.
Go to Top of Page

spirit1
Cybernetic Yak Master

Slovenia
11751 Posts

Posted - 08/02/2006 :  13:38:57  Show Profile  Visit spirit1's Homepage  Reply with Quote
have you even looked at my post to see if it represents your problem?
In my opinion it's exactly what you need as Blindman and TG also points out.




Go with the flow & have fun! Else fight the flow
blog thingie: http://weblogs.sqlteam.com/mladenp
Go to Top of Page

asiddle
Starting Member

35 Posts

Posted - 08/02/2006 :  14:03:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks TG after all the reading I think I am getting what you have said.

What I dont understand is the p. and m. Am I correct in assuming it would be products. and map. ?

update prod set
prod.psec = map.psec
from #prod prod
join #map map on map.cat = prod.psec

Or have I read all this completely wrong?
Go to Top of Page
Page: of 2 Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  
Next Page
 New Topic  Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly
Jump To:
SQL Server Forums © 2000-2009 SQLTeam Publishing, LLC Go To Top Of Page
This page was generated in 0.16 seconds. Powered By: Snitz Forums 2000