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trigger with ntext value

Posted on 2009-05-11
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I have a trigger,
But am having a problem updating the comp_notmaintained value as its of type ntext.
If I remove this value it works with the other two.

Please can anyone suggest a workaround?

Many thanks,

Mim
CREATE trigger [trg_updatecomp]

  on [dbo].[Installed]

 for update

as

  update Company

    set comp_inststatus

      = i.inst_status, comp_expirydate = i.inst_expirydate, comp_notmaintained = i.inst_notmaintained

from Installed q 

join inserted i

on i.inst_companyid = q.inst_companyid

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by:Aneesh Retnakaran
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you cannot update the text column with an update statement, you need to use UPDATETEXT /WRITETEXT
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by:Patrick Matthews
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MimUK said:
>>Please can anyone suggest a workaround?

If you are using SQL Server 2005 or later, use nvarchar(max) instead of ntext.
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by:MimUK
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Please could you help with what I need to replace in the trigger.
i cannot change the column type as its fixed in the application

Mim
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This should work:

CREATE TRIGGER [trg_updatecomp]
  ON [dbo].[Installed]
 FOR UPDATE
AS
  UPDATE Company
    SET comp_inststatus
      = i.inst_status, comp_expirydate = i.inst_expirydate, comp_notmaintained = q.inst_notmaintained
  FROM Installed q
  JOIN inserted i
  ON i.inst_companyid = q.inst_companyid
  JOIN Company
  ON i.inst_companyid = Company.inst_companyid ;
GO

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