I need a query to Delete a SITE_ID entry for a dbo.MERC_SITE in SQL Server 2008

Posted on 2014-04-16
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Last Modified: 2014-04-16
Hello all,

I am needing to run a query to delete an entry from the table dbo.MERC_SITE and am not sure how to go about it.  

I know to use this query when I need to change the SITE_ID from one to another when a mistake happens:

use poswest
update dbo.MERC_SITE
set SITE_ID='A5532592'--New Site ID you wish to have.
Where SITE_ID='A5532592'--Old Site ID you are replacing.

But I am not sure how to use a query to delete an entry.  Can someone help me with this?
Question by:IT Tech
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Jim Horn earned 2000 total points
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Or to make life easy on yourself, bundle the whole thing in a transaction, to make sure both statements succeed or fail together:

update dbo.MERC_SITE
set SITE_ID='A5532592'--New Site ID you wish to have.
Where SITE_ID='A5532592_old'--Old Site ID you are replacing.

DELETE FROM dbo.MERC_SITE Where SITE_ID='A5532592_old'


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by:IT Tech
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I thank you for the help on this one. I am so glad to have this resource available. Always grateful for the help you provide.

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