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sql update query help

Posted on 2014-03-26
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I am in need of help writing an update query.

I have a single table:  [companycitymaster]  
This table contains columns [state], [citycode] and [splc].

I need to update the state = 'QC' rows with the [splc] value where
state = 'PQ' BUT only if the state = 'QC' rows are blank and only where the [citycode] is equal.  

I need to do this update before i delete all the pq's.  

Thanks

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by:ste5an
ID: 39956550
E.g.

UPDATE  O
SET     SPLC = ( SELECT I.SPLC
                 FROM   CompanyCityMaster I
                 WHERE  I.CityCode = O.CityCode
                        AND I.[State] = 'PQ'
               )
FROM    CompanyCityMaster O
WHERE   O.[State] = 'QC'
        AND LEN(RTRIM(COALESCE(O.SPLC, ''))) = 0;

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Scott Pletcher earned 500 total points
ID: 39956726
UPDATE ccm_qc
SET splc = ccm_pq.splc
FROM (
    SELECT state, citycode, splc
    FROM companycitymaster
    WHERE
        state = 'QC' AND
        splc = ''
) AS ccm_qc
INNER JOIN (
    SELECT state, citycode, splc
    FROM companycitymaster
    WHERE
        state = 'PQ' AND
        splc > ''
) AS ccm_pq ON
    ccm_pq.citycode = ccm_qc.citycode
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by:hougie40
ID: 39956791
perfect.  I prefer the inner join over the where clause join.

Thanks scott.
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