Update a table with another table data

Posted on 2012-09-04
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Last Modified: 2012-09-11
I need an MS Access formula like this:

if the account on both tables are the same then update the name column with the name from table 2.                        

Table 1                  Table 2                  
Account      Name            Account      Name            
0000012                  0000012      Office             
0000013                  0000013      Meetings            
0000014                  0000014      Travel            
0000015                  0000015      Telephone            
0000016                  0000016      Events      

Question by:Kdankwah
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mbizup earned 2000 total points
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UPDATE Table1, Table2
SET Table1.[Name] = Table2.[Name]
WHERE Table1.Account = Table2.Account
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Expert Comment

ID: 38364338

UPDATE Table1 INNER JOIN Table2 ON Table1.Account = Table2.Account
SET Table1.[Name] = Table2.[Name]
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by:Jesus Rodriguez
ID: 38364502
that's another method

update table 2
set table2.field=table1.field
inner join table1
on table1.field=table2.field
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ID: 38387106
Unfortunately, I have to update the same table with a sort order field that I created on table 1.  This is what I have now.

UPDATE July_August INNER JOIN Accounts_table ON July_August.Account = Accounts_table.Account SET July_August.OAD_Category = Accounts_table.OAD_Category;

Its working perfectly.  Can I add another field to be updated called Sort_Order.  

I did not want to open up another ticket.

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Expert Comment

ID: 38387142
Like this?

July_August INNER JOIN Accounts_table ON July_August.Account = Accounts_table.Account 
July_August.OAD_Category = Accounts_table.OAD_Category,
July_August.Sort_Order= Accounts_table.Sort_Order

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I did not want to open up another ticket.

As a general rule you really should open seperate tickets rather than posting to closed questions.  It makes your new question visible to more people - which can result in a faster answer since the original participants might not be online, and it keeps the original question focused.

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