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Sql update statement

Hi
i was wondering is it possible to conantinate a value at the end of a string in a filed

like
update tbl1 set CDesc = 'Hello how are ' where refnumer = '1000'

is it possible to say add onto that string 'doing today'

so i update the fiedl to the following
Hello how are you today
on record refnumber 1000

thanx
Craig
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mlmccCommented:
Try

update tbl1 set CDesc = 'Hello how are ' & 'you today'  where refnumer = '1000'

mlmcc

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CraigLazarAuthor Commented:
oh
u got to be joking, that easy ?
what do i do if i wanted to add the text between the
'Hello'
so it would look like this
'Hello you today how are'

hey thanx for the quick response


cheers

Craig
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Richie_SimonettiIT OperationsCommented:
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damion69Commented:
"update tbl1 set CDesc = 'Hello " + "you today " + "how are' where refnumer = '1000'"
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CraigLazarAuthor Commented:
Hi i am trying to learn the popwer of Sql and update statements, is there a web site where i can learn or read stuff like this ?
thanx again

Craig
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mlmccCommented:
EE under the MS-SQL  or other database categories.

Tek-Tips has numerous forums
http://www.tek-tips.com/

mlmcc
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rpaiCommented:
CraigLazar,

Are you using MS-SQL or Oracle?

Oracle uses || for concatenating strings

UPDATE tbl1
SET CDesc = 'Hello' || ' how are' || ' you today'
WHERE refnumer = '1000'"
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CraigLazarAuthor Commented:
Hi guys
well i am using Access fro my querys

ok almost got it working, i have the following data it is in a many relationship table
something like this

CompName         ProdCode    Year     Tmp1
Companya         2323         2001  
Companya         2321         2001  
Companyb         2444         2001  
Companyb         2777         2001  

Now i need to take the 2 records for company a and concantinate the 2 values in the prodcode field into tmp1
so tmp1 looks like this "2001: 2323 2321"

is this possible ?

thanx for al the help
really helping me here

cheers

Have a great weekend

Craig
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falconewCommented:
You could not get it work using a single statement of SQL. It must use an algoritm using programming.

here is the algorithm...
1. Select the records for company A.
2. Iterate until the end of file and concatenate it in a string variable for field prodcode.
3. execute the update statement using your concatenate string. ie: "Update table set tmp1='" & str_concatenate & "' where company='a'

hope this help..
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CraigLazarAuthor Commented:
Thanx to everyone for there input

cheers

Craig
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CraigLazarAuthor Commented:
Hi i have decided to give the points to mlmcc caus he answered the original question first
thanx again to all the help
thanx

Criag
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