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update version of SQL update question (sorry for confusion)

Posted on 2007-07-30
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Last Modified: 2010-03-20
This is an updated version of questions posted by me before
(SQL update/set more than one column 7/30/07 and SQL update logic 7/28/07).
I hope this version is clear.
I have four tables:
Table1, Table2, Table3, and Table4
Table1 and Table2 have common column id. Table2 has columns that can be matched with columns in Table3 and Table4.
I need to join Table1 and Table2 and update column in Table1 depending on different conditions
(1)      when Table2.colA = Table3.ColA and Table2.colB = Table3.ColB Then 1 (set to 1 if a match and dont check anything else)
(2)      when Table2.colA=Table4.ColA and Table2.colB = Table4.ColB  Then 2 (set to 2 if a match and dont check anything else)
else  3

If there is no match for when (1) and when (2) then set the value to 3.
Question by:jgordin
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wsh2 earned 1500 total points
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For MsAccess Jet:
    (( [Table1] T1
       [Table2] T2
    ON T1.[Key] = T2.[Key]
       [Table3] T3
    ON T2.[ColA] = T3.[ColA]
   AND T2.[ColB] = T3.[ColB]
       [Table4] T4
    ON T2.[ColA] = T4.[ColA]
   AND T2.[ColB] = T4.[ColB]
   SET T1.[MyField] = IIF(ISNULL(T3.[ColA], 2, 1)
     ( ISNULL(T3.[ColA]) <> True  
   AND ISNULL(T3.[ColB]) <> True  
     ) OR
     ( ISNULL(T4.[ColA]) <> True  
   AND ISNULL(T4.[ColB]) <> True  
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Respectfully, why the B grade?..

What part of your question did I not respond to? and if I did, what additional comment of yours did I miss? Quite frankly, what more could I have done with the information you provided?
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jgordin.. please take a moment and read the grading guidelines:


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