is it possible to catpture the UPDATED value of a column with a trigger - then use that value to update another table on a different database?

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Duane LawrenceCommented:

select * from inserted
--where (put condition here)

--Then insert into the other table

basically like this...

update OtherDatabase.dbo.TableName
  Set Column = U.Column
 From OtherDatabase.dbo.TableName as X
 Inner Join (select I.Column,I.Key from Inserted as I
                    inner Join Deleted as D on I.key=D.Key and I.column <> D.Column and
                    i.column is not null and d.column is not null) as U
   on X.Key = U.Key

just1coderAuthor Commented:
could you explain that? thanks.
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just1coderAuthor Commented:
where does that go?

create trigger tr_test
on dbo.table1.test
for update
Create Trigger trtest on dbo.Test
Set Nocount on
update dbo.OtherTable
set OtherColumn  = ThisColumn
from dbo.OtherTable d join
      inserted i
on d.ID  = i.ID

create trigger tr_test
on dbo.table1
for update

-- an update statement
update OtherDatabase.dbo.TableName
-- the columns you wish to update
  Set Column = U.Column
       ,col2 = U.col2
-- the table where going to update
 From OtherDatabase.dbo.TableName as X
-- the join uses the INSERTED and DELETED tables which contain the
-- AFTER and BEFORE images of the rows which your "External" SQL has Modified
-- on the dbo.table1 table
-- The Join on the PK (primary key of the Data) allows us to compare the contents of the
-- Columns you want to monitor for changes to be compared.

 Inner Join (select I.Column,I.PKey,I.Col2
                   from Inserted as I
                    inner Join Deleted as D
                          on I.Pkey=D.PKey
-- the check for a change in the "columns" data...
-- if a column is Nullable then NULL never equates to NULL  
-- so need to test explicitly that  that both the before and after values aren't still NULL
                   Where (I.column <> D.Column and
                    i.column is not null and d.column is not null)
                or     (I.col2 <> D.Col2 and
                    i.col2 is not null and d.col2 is not null)
                   ) as U
   on X.PKey = U.PKey


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