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Insert Duplicate Record with change in only one field

Posted on 2012-04-11
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I need to add records to a table that will be duplicates of other records except that only one value will be different.

So, adding records with FulID that already exists in table but making the FulQId = 229 in the all the new records.

I know I should probably use a CURSOR but I'm not sure how.

Heres what I have so far:



WHILE NOT (SELECT DISTINCT FulID FROM wkbFulResp WHERE FulQTypeId = 1) = Null 
BEGIN

INSERT INTO wkbFulResp 
     SELECT FulRespId, FulRespStatus, FulId, FulQTypeId, '229' AS FulQId,
                 QuestionCatId, FulResp, RespComments, Created, CreatedBy,
                 Modified, ModifiedBy,Reason
                 FROM dbo.wkbFulResp WHERE FulId = FulId

END

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In the Where clause  the FulId should be the FulId in the current loop...
So, WHERE FulId = [The FulId in the current loop]


This is the best I can explain...
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by:jakubbauman
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Will not simple query like this, do what you need:

INSERT INTO wkbFulResp 
     SELECT FulRespId, FulRespStatus, FulId, FulQTypeId, '229' AS FulQId,
                 QuestionCatId, FulResp, RespComments, Created, CreatedBy,
                 Modified, ModifiedBy,Reason
                 FROM dbo.wkbFulResp WHERE FulQTypeId = 1

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by:rmosher315
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But will that add 1 record for each distinct FulId in the table?
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by:jakubbauman
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What do you mean distinct FulId? If you have more record with the same FulID which one would you like to duplicate ?
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by:rmosher315
ID: 37834856
It doesn't matter which one.  

If there is more than one record with the same FulId, they will always have the same data excpet a different FulQId.  

So, for each new record all fields except FulQId would be duplicated.

However, if I have 10 records with the same FulId, I don't want to duplicate all 10, just one and populate the FulQId with the number '229'.

This is the reason to Select Distinct FulIds from the table where the TYPE (FulQTypeId) is 1, then loop through, duplicating all fields except FulQId which will be populated with 229.
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jakubbauman earned 500 total points
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So you can use distinct for all fields except FulQid which will be set as constant value:

INSERT INTO wkbFulResp 
     SELECT DISTINCT FulRespId, FulRespStatus, FulId, FulQTypeId, '229' AS FulQId,
                 QuestionCatId, FulResp, RespComments, Created, CreatedBy,
                 Modified, ModifiedBy,Reason
                 FROM dbo.wkbFulResp WHERE FulQTypeId = 1

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by:rmosher315
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Thank you that worked perfectly.
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