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Update values in a table with results from a SELECT statement

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I have a receipts table that contains a portion of information. I need to perform an update on this table where...

1) Table "A" is the table I need to update.
2) Table "B" contains values that are used in a caculation with values from table "B"

For example, table "A" contains:

receipt_id
receipt_amt
link_relationship_code

Table "B" contains:
link_relationship_code
hours_worked
hourly_rate

What I need to be able to do is update table "A" where

1) A.link_relationship = B.link_relationship

and set

1) A.value1 = a.receipt_amt  * B.hours_worked
2) A.value2 = a.receipt_amt  / B.hourly_rate

Any help would be appreciated.

Direct SQL or stored procedure are good. This is a SQL Server 2005 release.

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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 500 total points
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you mean:
UPDATE a
   SET value1 = a.receipt_amt * b.hours_worked
     , value2 = a.receipt_amt / b.hourly_rate
  FROM table_A a
  JOIN table_B b
    ON A.link_relationship = B.link_relationship

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Well that was nifty cool and simple! Thanks! Worked Perfectly.
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