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Hi,

I found the update query structure on another post, and wanted to confirm this syntax will work.  I am expecting to only update the field DESCR for 3 records in the example given.   Does this look ok?



UPDATE IM_ITEM

SET DESCR =

CASE  ITEM_NO
               
                WHEN '1000029707' THEN 'APPLES CUYAMA'
            WHEN '1000007698' THEN 'APPLES GINGR GOLD ORGANIC'
            WHEN '1000007701' THEN 'APPLES GRNNY SMITH ORG'
 END

WHERE ITEM_NO IN ( '1000029707' , '1000007698' , '1000007701')
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by:Rajkumar Gs
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The syntax seems to be right. Any error with it ?

Raj
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'CASE' can be used as conditional. In your query, when ITEM_NO column have the value '1000029707', it will update DESCR column with  'APPLES CUYAMA' and so on

Raj
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by:AD1080
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Hi,

No error.  Thanks for taking the time to confirm.  Just wanted to be 100% before updating a lot of records using this approach.
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