MySQL Update question

Posted on 2011-09-10
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
UPDATE `URL` SET `Column`=1 WHERE `Top Level Category`='Cat1'
AND  `Page Category`='Cat2' AND  `Group Category`='Cat3'

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Can you fix this MySQL statement? I need it to work in PHPMyAdmin.
Question by:phat_code
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ID: 36517261
What warnings are you getting?

Is the value 1 or '1'?
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by:Dave Baldwin
ID: 36517277
There nothing wrong with your SQL unless it doesn't match your table.  @hnasr is asking whether it should be the number 1 (without quotes) or the character '1' (with quotes).

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ID: 36517347
its number 1
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phat_code earned 0 total points
ID: 36517369
SET `Column`=1 
WHERE  `Top Level Category` LIKE  'cat1'
AND  `Page Category` LIKE  'cat2'
AND  `Group Category` LIKE  'cat3'

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Fixed it.

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ID: 36541472
Found the Answer.
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by:Kevin Cross
ID: 36517613
@phat_code: that doesn't make much sense as LIKE 'literal w/o wildcard' acts the same as = 'literal w/o wildcard'; therefore, it must be something with data types of the fields maybe? Not disputing the closure or that you solved this by the way. I am happy you figured it out. My concern is if you are going to leave this in the PAQ, it would be great for future readers to truly understand the solution, i.e., if using TEXT columns use ... or something to that effect.

Author Comment

ID: 36518851
Not sure what you mean Text columns? And who do I give the points too also why didn't it work with equal signs?

Author Comment

ID: 36518860
I am using PHP MyADMIN maybe thats the problem???????????????
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by:Kevin Cross
ID: 36519131
You give the points to your own comment as you did to answer the "who do I gives to" question. What I meant by TEXT columns is what is the data type of the columns `Top Level Category`, `Page Category`, `Group Category`. It may have to do with their type. I threw out TEXT as an example. If you don't know, then that is fine. I was just making the point that "why didn't it work with equal signs?" isn't clear from the information in the question. Not an issue for you really, so again no worries if you don't know.

Regards, Kevin

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