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Updating specific rows

Last Modified: 2014-05-05
I have an update query that seems to be updating the records in reverse.
I am trying to update a column that has a value of '0' or a NULL.
I need to update these rows with a default value from a lookup table.

So when I run the below query, it just does the opposite!  Even with all the joins,
to ensure a specific record does get updated.

I created a temporary table that holds all of the rows that have a - ard_risk_likelyhood
of '0' or NULL.
On the assessment_response_details table, there are like 168k records.
On the temp table, there are like 7k records or rows with a '0' or NULL.

So of the 168k records, there is a value other than '0' or NULL, so these records are good and should not be updated, only those 7k records in question.

When I run the update below, it is updating the 168k records to NULL or the
ard_risk_likelyhood column to null!

What do I need to change, to ensure only the 7k records get updated.


Update  Assessment_Response_Details ard
Set ard.Ard_Risk_Likelyhood =
          (Select Distinct ta.vafmd_Likelyhood
          From tmp_assessments ta
          Where ta.ard_id = ard.ard_id
          And ta.ard_aqb_id = ard.ard_aqb_id
          And ta.ard_arh_id = ard.ard_arh_id
          And ard.Ard_Risk_Likelyhood In (0, null));

Using - Windows OS and Oracle 11g
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