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Posted on 2007-12-02
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I'm trying to update a particular table with contents from another table but keep getting an error.

UPDATE Cogsdale
SET Cogsdale.ADDRESS1 = Cleaned.Address1, Cogsdale.ADDRESS2 = Cleaned.Address2,
Cogsdale.umCityName = Cleaned.City, Cogsdale.State = Cleaned.State, Cogsdale.umZipCode = Cleaned.Zip
FROM UMRM0112 Cogsdale INNER JOIN RP_CleanAddresses Cleaned
ON Cogsdale.umAddressCode = Cleaned.AddressCode  

I get:
Server: Msg 515, Level 16, State 2, Line 1
Cannot insert the value NULL into column 'STATE', table 'test.dbo.UMRM0112'; column does not allow nulls. UPDATE fails.
The statement has been terminated.

I don't see any nulls in the State field...
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Question by:Rayzback
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by:imitchie
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Can you recheck the Cleaned table?
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by:imitchie
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try this query

SELECT Cleaned.AddressCode, Cleaned.State
FROM UMRM0112 Cogsdale
INNER JOIN RP_CleanAddresses Cleaned ON Cogsdale.umAddressCode = Cleaned.AddressCode
ORDER BY 2

The nulls should show up at the bottom (or top)
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by:Rayzback
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Argggg I do... WHERE State = NULL returned nothing?

Can I replace the nulls with ' '?
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imitchie earned 2000 total points
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You CANNOT test for NULL using =.
Use
WHERE State IS NULL

as for your query, use

UPDATE Cogsdale
SET Cogsdale.ADDRESS1 = Cleaned.Address1, Cogsdale.ADDRESS2 = Cleaned.Address2,
Cogsdale.umCityName = Cleaned.City, Cogsdale.State = IsNull(Cleaned.State, ''), Cogsdale.umZipCode = Cleaned.Zip
FROM UMRM0112 Cogsdale INNER JOIN RP_CleanAddresses Cleaned
ON Cogsdale.umAddressCode = Cleaned.AddressCode  
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by:LennyGray
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Change the property of the data element STATE to allow nulls.
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