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Hello,

I want to copy some rows into same table with a different value for one column. For example, I have a table with three colums called 'name', 'phone', and 'country' and this table uses auto increment for pk.  Now, I want to copy rows whose country is canada into same table but different country name, japan. Is there any easy way to do that?

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INSERT INTO the_table (name, phone, country)
(SELECT name, phone, 'Japan' AS country FROM the_table WHERE country='Canada');
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by:awking00
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insert into table select name, phone, replace(country,'Canada','Japan)
from table where country = 'Canada';
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by:star_trek
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You don't need to alias as
INSERT INTO the_table (name, phone, country)
(SELECT name, phone, 'Japan' FROM the_table WHERE country='Canada');
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