Microsoft query

How do I do mass updates on a selected field in a table using MSQRY32 ?? Example: in my table I want to change the value of the field City_Name from "N.YORK" to "NEW YORK" in all the records without having to type it in for each record.
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nico5038Commented:
With an UPDATE query you always perform a mass update. You can fill a field with one value or get data from another table and update the field with that.

So what is it exactly you want to update?
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missaAuthor Commented:
Edited text of question.
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lgmmCommented:
use it

update table1 set city_name='New York'
where city_name='N.Y.'


it changes the value N.Y. for New York in the table1 in the field city_name
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nico5038Commented:
The SQL is as Igmm suggests.
Using MSQRY32 you will have to be sure the query-type is set to update and the new fieldvalue to 'New York'.

However just paste the SQL in the SQL-part should show you how it looks "graphically".
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missaAuthor Commented:
It worked !!! is there a manual where I could dig these SQL statements to use ??? Please advise
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lgmmCommented:
a manual?????? mmm

maybe in a database book, that explaind you how it works or ina a database 4gl  manual book,

in all helps (F1) comes the select statememnts

update, delete
insert, etc etc.

      bye
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