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Assistance with an update statement that requires inner join

Posted on 2013-12-19
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I am trying to use the update statement below. I receive an error. I am sure it's syntax.  

Here is the query as I originally run it:
UPDATE  a
SET a.startdate=b.proposed_start_date, 
        a.enddate=b.proposed_end_date
FROM    njobslstasks a INNER JOIN 
        lot_schedule_proposed_changes b ON a.PROGRESS_RECID_IDENT_ = b.progress_id
WHERE   b.bldrcode = 'jima'

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Here is how the management studio inside of the query window modifies it:

UPDATE    a
SET              a.startdate = b.proposed_start_date, a.enddate = b.proposed_end_date
FROM         rems.njobslstasks AS a INNER JOIN
                      rems.lot_Schedule_proposed_changes AS b ON a.PROGRESS_RECID_IDENT_ = b.progress_id CROSS JOIN
                      a
WHERE     (b.bldrcode = 'jima')

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I attached the error message as a screenshot
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Question by:J C
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Paul Jackson earned 500 total points
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do you get the error if you take out the 'CROSSJOIN a' ?
I don't know why it is being added but it seems to be in error.
Make sure you are using New Query option not Open Table option.

Same sort of problem here :

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Languages/.NET/Q_22640924.html
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by:J C
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jacko72,

Arg, I was not using the new query window and once I did it works. Can you tell me what I'd need to do to add the delete statement so that after the statement runs it deletes the records in that table? Thank you for your help
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by:Paul Jackson
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I think this will do it, please test before using :
UPDATE  a
SET a.startdate=b.proposed_start_date, 
        a.enddate=b.proposed_end_date
FROM    njobslstasks a INNER JOIN 
        lot_schedule_proposed_changes b ON a.PROGRESS_RECID_IDENT_ = b.progress_id
WHERE   b.bldrcode = 'jima' 
go
Delete b FROM njobslstasks a INNER JOIN
        lot_schedule_proposed_changes b ON a.PROGRESS_RECID_IDENT_ = b.progress_id
WHERE   b.bldrcode = 'jima' 
go

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