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MySQL Table update returning error

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Hi,

I am using following SQL

update email a, contact b
set a.email =  CONCAT('abcd+' ,b.first_name,', ',b.last_name, '@gmail.com')  
where a.contact_id=b.id

I have an error
 #1442 - Can't update table 'contact' in stored function/trigger because it is already used by statement which invoked this stored function/trigger.

There are no triggers on the table.

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Question by:crazywolf2010
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by:apreed
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Is this a stored function? If so, check the SQL code that calls this function and make sure "contact" is not already used as an alias in there within the same session.
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by:crazywolf2010
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Hi,
This is not stored function at all. I am running it under phpmyadmin.

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sriramiyer earned 167 total points
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you can try this,

update email a, contact b
set a.email =  CONCAT('abcd' ,b.first_name,b.last_name, '@gmail.com')  
where a.contact_id=b.id
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by:nemws1
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Try using the newer style syntax for such things (instead of doing a cross join)

UPDATE email AS a
  JOIN contact AS b
    ON a.contact_id = b.id
SET a.email = CONCAT('abcd', b.first_name, b.last_name, '@gmail.com')
;

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by:crazywolf2010
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Exact same error
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by:Jagadishwor Dulal
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What is the scenario I don't understand your question are you updating using two tables ?? can you post image for your table??
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by:nemws1
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Is there a trigger on the 'contact' table?  I'm assuming when you originally stated "There are no triggers on the table." you meant the 'email' table.

Can you run this SQL command just to double-check? (replace 'your_database_name' with the name of your database)

SELECT TRIGGER_NAME
    , EVENT_OBJECT_TABLE
FROM information_schema.TRIGGERS
WHERE TRIGGER_SCHEMA = 'your_database_name'
;

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