MySQL Select Insert with a constant field

Posted on 2008-06-22
Last Modified: 2008-08-17
I have an SQL querty which works great:-

insert into myTable select * from otherTable;

but what Id like to do is insert another column which is constant, so something like

insert into myTable `firstColumnValue' select * from other table.

Does this make sence?
Question by:tonelm54

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ID: 21840601
So in the first query the result would inserts:-
Col1      Col2      Col3      Col4      Col5
value11      value12      value13      value14      value15
value21      value22      value23      value24      value25
value31      value32      value33      value34      value35
value41      value42      value43      value44      value45
value51      value52      value53      value54      value55
value61      value62      value63      value64      value65
value71      value72      value73      value74      value75

The second Id like to insert:-
Col1      Col2      Col3      Col4      Col5      Col6
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------myConstValue      value11      value12      value13      value14      value15
myConstValue      value21      value22      value23      value24      value25
myConstValue      value31      value32      value33      value34      value35
myConstValue      value41      value42      value43      value44      value45
myConstValue      value51      value52      value53      value54      value55
myConstValue      value61      value62      value63      value64      value65
myConstValue      value71      value72      value73      value74      value75

Accepted Solution

jagmohan_gunwant earned 500 total points
ID: 21840709
Hello Friend
For this Purpose of inserting a constant value in a column in another table you have to specify all the columns in the destination table and the constant column with the columns and source columns keeping in mind the field mapping which you have to connsider, threfore your insert query should be as follows:

Insert Into <DestinationTable> (Col1, Col2, COl3, Col4, Col5)
Select 'myConstValue' as Col1, Col2, Col3, Col4, Col5 
From <SourceTableName>

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