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correct sql statemnt to change a column from yes to no
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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>correct sql statemnt to change a column from yes to no

put in here the correct name of the table and the columns:

UPDATE `yourtable` SET `thecolumn` = 'no' WHERE `keyfield` = <keyvalue> AND `thecolumn` = 'yes'

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thanks angel
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and if I do not have a primary key?
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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>and if I do not have a primary key?
how do you identify the row to update then?
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by:Raynard7
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UPDATE `yourtable` SET `thecolumn` = 'no' WHERE `thecolumn` = 'yes'

This will update everything - regardless of the id
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and if I was doing it with a recordset?
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by:thenone
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ok so if I have a recordset where it is rs.open"select * from table1 where column=no"

then when I am looping through my records how can I have the recordset be able to change that column one at a time from no to yes.
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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rs.open "select * from table1 where column=no"
while not rs.eof
   rs.fields("column").value = "yes"
   rs.update
   rs.movenext
wend
rs.close
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by:thenone
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so just this?

rs.fields("column").value = "yes"

ok thanks.
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you would generally never do such a thing... It causes all sorts of record locking issues for starters not to mention the fact that it is *slow*

you would already have dimmed a connection to connect your rs anyway, so why not just do..

dim MyConn as new adodb.connection
myconn=whatever
myconn.execute ("UPDATE `yourtable` SET `thecolumn` = 'no' WHERE `keyfield` = <keyvalue> AND `thecolumn` = 'yes' ")

as angel had already posted?


also, if your DB is access and this is a boolean field rather than text (as it should be) you may actually need to do...

rs.fields("column").value = true


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