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Posted on 2005-05-03
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Last Modified: 2010-03-19
The following statement is not working:  

update dbo.main
    set LastName = 'JOHNSTON'
     where  LastName = 'COFFMAN'

Subquery returned more than 1 value. This is not permitted when the subquery follows =, !=, <, <= , >, >= or when the subquery is used as an expression.
The statement has been terminated.

Question by:wyclef
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Expert Comment

ID: 13919346
Hi wyclef,

The statement on its own is fine, do you have an update trigger on dbo.main?

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Expert Comment

ID: 13919347
Are you sure this is the whole statement you are trying to execute?  If not, please post the original UPDATE statement.

Author Comment

ID: 13919454

You are right I have a trigger.  How to get around this without disabling the trigger?
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Accepted Solution

lengreen earned 200 total points
ID: 13919570

Good Question, Updating of surnames would be quite common (IMO) , without knowing what the trigger does , I would suggest editing your trigger to ensure you only return one row in your subquery


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