Insert new records

Posted on 2012-03-22
Last Modified: 2012-03-23
I have 2 tables on sql server 2008 database

with same fields

Playerid, street, city, state, zip

AddressMaster has master list of addresses

Addressupdate has address updates

How do I  insert addresses in address updates that are not in address master?
Question by:johnnyg123
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by:Huseyin KAHRAMAN
ID: 37753729

insert into AddressMaster
select * from Addressupdate where playerid not in (select playerid from AddressMaster)
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by:Huseyin KAHRAMAN
ID: 37753734
this may perform better

insert into AddressMaster
select * from Addressupdate u left join AddressMaster m on u.playerid=m.playerid
where m.playerid is null

Accepted Solution

netjgrnaut earned 500 total points
ID: 37753766
INSERT INTO AddressMaster (Playerid, street, city, state, zip)
SELECT Playerid, street, city, state, zip FROM AddressUpdate
SELECT m.Playerid, m.Street, m.City, m.State, m.Zip
FROM AddressMaster m
INNER JOIN AddressUpdate u ON m.Playerid = u.Playerid AND
     m.Street = u.Street AND
     m.City = u.City AND
     m.State = u.State AND
     m.Zip = u.Zip

Expert Comment

ID: 37753771
(From the way you asked the question, I'm assuming that some of the data in AddressUpdate is already in AddressMaster.  Otherwise the simple SELECT statments will work fine.)

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