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How to merge a mysql table into another without overwriting unique "key" fields.

Hi team,

  I just need some assistance merging some old SSL certificates data ("OldCerts" table)  into an SSL certificate master list  ("Cert_Inventory_Master_List" table) but without overwriting records where the "CN" field and the "Cert_Expiry_Date" of the "OldCerts" table already exists on the "Cert_Inventory_Master_List".   In other words, I need to treat "CN"+"Cert_Expiry_Date" as a unique "key".

I'm not sure how to formulate the SQL statement below:

INSERT INTO TABLE Cert_Inventory_Master_List (CN , Cert_Expiry_Date) 
SELECT (CN, Cert_Expiry_Date) from OldCerts where  ?????

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For clarity, here's the scenario.

Cert_Inventory_Master_List   table (before)

PRI_KEY         CN                Cert_Expiry_Date
1       certificate.a.com          2016-12-24
2       certificate.b.com          2016-12-25
3       certificate.c.com          2016-12-26
4       certificate.d.com          2016-12-27



OldCerts table

PRI_KEY        CN                Cert_Expiry_Date
1       certificate.a.com          2016-12-24
2       certificate.b.com          2016-11-11
3       certificate.d.com          2016-12-26
4       certificate.e.com          2016-12-27


Cert_Inventory_Master_List (after merge)

PRI_KEY CN                      Cert_Expiry_Date
1       certificate.a.com          2016-12-24
2       certificate.b.com          2016-12-25
3       certificate.c.com          2016-12-26
4       certificate.d.com          2016-12-27
5       certificate.b.com          2016-11-11
6       certificate.d.com          2016-12-26
7       certificate.e.com          2016-12-27

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* The idea is the two tables may have the same "CN" but if the expiry dates are different, then the merge should contain BOTH versions of the CN.

Thanks very much.
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rleyba828
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skullnobrainsCommented:
as long as the key exists and is defined on the combination of the 2 columns, you can just add the ignore keyword to your existing query and mysql will behave as expected (insert ignore into ...) without a where clause
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rleyba828Author Commented:
Yes, that worked.   I created a unique key based on the two fields on the target table then did

INSERT IGNORE INTO  Cert_Inventory_Master_List (CN, Cert_Expiry_Date) 
SELECT CN, Cert_Expiry_Date FROM OldCerts;

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Thanks very much.
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