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QUERY to update if exists and insert otherwise

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How to do I create a query that will update a record if it exists and insert it if the record does not?
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Question by:chambers777
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jadedata earned 50 total points
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Hey chambers777!

 You can't do both with the same query.
 You need to set each up separately.

regards
Jack
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by:taisk
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What database is this?  If it is Oracle9i, you CAN do update and insert in one query.  Otherwise, chambers777 is right, you need separate statements.
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by:chambers777
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i'm using a db2
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by:Callandor
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How about

if not exists (select * from myTable where id = recordId)
begin insert into myTable values (value1, value2, ....) end
else
begin update myTable set field1=value1 where id = recordId end
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by:jadedata
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did it work??
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by:chambers777
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I get this error:
 [IBM][CLI Driver][DB2/6000] SQL0104N  An unexpected token "exists" was found following "if not ".  Expected tokens may include:  "JOIN".  SQLSTATE=42601
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