MySql Inner Join Update Query

Posted on 2013-12-26
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Last Modified: 2014-01-02
I have a meta field for a WordPress user called business_website that holds the company url. I need to update the user_url file in the wp_users table with the value from this business_website meta field.

I can construct a simple update query but since this needs some kind of join I'm unsure.

Please help.
Question by:webdork
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Sharath earned 2000 total points
ID: 39741072
Do you have business_website in another table. If both columns in  same table, you can try this.

Update wp_users
      Set user_url = business_website

If business_website is in another table, what is the joining condition between both the tables. If you know, you can try like this.

Update wp_users t1
    Join  OtherTable t2
      On t1.Col = t2.Col
      Set t1.user_url = t2.business_website

Author Comment

ID: 39741155
yes another table: wp_usermeta the linking fields are as follows:

linkage fields

date fields

I'd like to add a where clause to test before I change 500 records.
where id=123
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Expert Comment

ID: 39742280
Update wp_users t1
    Join  wp_usermeta t2
      On t1.id = t2.user_id
      Set t1.user_url = t2.business_website
where t1.id = 123;
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Author Comment

ID: 39742492
Update wp_users t1


Update t1.wp_users
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Expert Comment

ID: 39743935
Update wp_users t1

Run the command and let me know if you get any error.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 39752082
lovely, thank you.

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