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SQL - Update data in 5 row increments

I need up update some data in an internal table.  It is the state field.  My result set is 100 rows.

I want to update the first 5 with TX
The next five with DE
The next five with CA

Then start again with TX and continue until i've gone through all 100 rows.

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Kent OlsenData Warehouse Architect / DBACommented:
Do you have an identity column?  If so, that's the easiest.

UPDATE mytable
SET state = case when (ID / 5) % 3 = 0 then 'TX'
                 when (ID / 5) % 3 = 1 then 'DE'
                 else 'CA'

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Good Luck,
CipherISAuthor Commented:
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