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Increment an int value by one in a single update

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Hi Experts,

    When I do an update on the table I need to automatically increment one of the fields something like so:

UPDATE MyTable
SET
        Value1 = 'NewValue'
        Value2 = Value2 + 1


Is there a way to do this somehow?

Value2 is used kind of like a version number!  Don't ask!

Thanks!
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Question by:axnst2
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Saurabh Bhadauria earned 2000 total points
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you can write a update query as you mentioned

UPDATE MyTable
SET
        Value1 = 'NewValue'
        Value2 = Value2 + 1


or another way can be to write a trigger...
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by:LIONKING
ID: 38755079
You can do just as you posted,

UPDATE MyTable
SET
        Value2 = Value2 + 1
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by:Steve Wales
ID: 38755090
The problem you may be getting is your syntax, you're missing a comma, just before 'Value2 =':

UPDATE MyTable
SET
        Value1 = 'NewValue',
        Value2 = Value2 + 1

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by:awking00
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I assume you have a where clause that will filter only those rows you wish to update.
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by:axnst2
ID: 38757130
Thank you!
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