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Need to copy data from FirstMiddle field to Salutation field if FirstMiddle is not empty and Salutation is empty. I've been trying this:
INSERT INTO [Shelby].[NANames] ([Salutation])
VALUES [Shelby].[NANames] ([FirstMiddle]);
 WHERE (([Shelby].[NANames].[FirstMiddle] <> '')  AND ([Shelby].[NANames].[Salutation] = '') )

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But I'm getting a syntax error, can anyone help?
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Question by:Gary Samuels
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Try this (after backing up):

 UPDATE Shelby.NANames
 SET Salutation = FirstMiddle WHERE Salutation = '' AND FirstMiddle <> ''

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It's a good idea to try a select first, to make sure you'll be updating the right data:

 SELECT * FROM Shelby.NANames
WHERE Salutation = '' AND FirstMiddle <> ''

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by:Qlemo
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INSERT INTO creates a new row - not want you want to do, I assume. Sounds like you want to update the Salutation field:
UPDATE Shelby.NANames
SET Salutation = FirstMiddle
WHERE FirstMiddle <> '' and (Salutation = '' or Salutation is null)

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Note that empty string is not the same as NULL, so I have checked for both.
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