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Using INSERT to insert data into multiple rows

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I am pretty sure this would work in MySQL, but I can verify that it does not in MS SQL. Here is a sample of what I am trying to do, and failing at. What would the correct way be?


INSERT INTO assets
                      (id_assets, employee_assets, pcname_assets, serial_assets, model_assets)
VALUES    
(DEFAULT,'belinda samuels', 'spl-atl-l651', 'l3-aw023', 'IBM ThinkPad t42'),
(DEFAULT,'Arlene Sia', 'spl-atl-l965', 'l3-af830', 'IBM ThinkPad t42')
(DEFAULT,'Joy Morrison', 'spl-atl-l979', 'L3-ad717', 'IBM ThinkPad T42')
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Question by:kwestion
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 125 total points
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INSERT INTO assets
                      (employee_assets, pcname_assets, serial_assets, model_assets)
SELECT 'belinda samuels', 'spl-atl-l651', 'l3-aw023', 'IBM ThinkPad t42'
UNION ALL SELECT 'Arlene Sia', 'spl-atl-l965', 'l3-af830', 'IBM ThinkPad t42'
UNION ALL SELECT 'Joy Morrison', 'spl-atl-l979', 'L3-ad717', 'IBM ThinkPad T42'
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by:Lowfatspread
ID: 16870127
like angelii specified although i though you needed to
name the columns on the first select...

INSERT INTO assets
                      (employee_assets, pcname_assets, serial_assets, model_assets)
SELECT 'belinda samuels' as asset, 'spl-atl-l651' as pcname, 'l3-aw023' as serialasset, 'IBM ThinkPad t42' as model
UNION ALL SELECT 'Arlene Sia', 'spl-atl-l965', 'l3-af830', 'IBM ThinkPad t42'
UNION ALL SELECT 'Joy Morrison', 'spl-atl-l979', 'L3-ad717', 'IBM ThinkPad T42'
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by:Atlanta_Mike
ID: 16870269
Or...

INSERT INTO assets   (id_assets, employee_assets, pcname_assets, serial_assets, model_assets)
VALUES  (DEFAULT,'belinda samuels', 'spl-atl-l651', 'l3-aw023', 'IBM ThinkPad t42'),
INSERT INTO assets   (id_assets, employee_assets, pcname_assets, serial_assets, model_assets)
VALUES  (DEFAULT,'Arlene Sia', 'spl-atl-l965', 'l3-af830', 'IBM ThinkPad t42')
INSERT INTO assets   (id_assets, employee_assets, pcname_assets, serial_assets, model_assets)
VALUES  (DEFAULT,'Joy Morrison', 'spl-atl-l979', 'L3-ad717', 'IBM ThinkPad T42')
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by:kwestion
ID: 16870792
angels worked. It added a little code to it automatically, something similar to lowfatspreads comment. it added as expression# to the values, but it worked!
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