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I am having trouble with a SQL statement trying to update a table.  I am not an experienced programmer so I have been trying to search for an answer.

I am using SQL 2005 and the Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio.

I have two tables JOMAST and JODRTG. It is a one to many relationship. JOMAST will have the job number in it and JODRTG will have several routing numbers in it relating to the job number. In the JODRTG table there are specific rows that will have a number in it relating to the overhead cost. I am trying to update those values by comparing the two tables. I am only interested in updating the "Released" jobs. So I am trying to join the tables by the job number and then filtering for the jomast.fstatus = 'released' and the current field value of the jodrtg.fuovrhdcos = '43.41'.

Below is my current statement:

UPDATE jodrtg
SET jodrtg.fuovrhdcos='46.60'
JOIN [jomast] on jomast.fjobno = jodrtg.fjobno
where jomast.fstatus = 'Released'
and jodrtg.fuovrhdcos = '43.41'

I can do a "Select" using this:

select * from jodrtg
join jomast on jomast.fjobno = jodrtg.fjobno
where jomast.fstatus = 'Released'
and jodrtg.fuovrhdcos = '43.41'

and I can get information back. But when I try to do the "UPDATE", it comes back with

Msg 156, Level 15, State 1, Line 3
Incorrect syntax near the keyword 'JOIN'.

I cannot figure out what I am doing wrong.
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UPDATE jodrtg
SET jodrtg.fuovrhdcos='46.60'
from jodrtg
JOIN [jomast] on jomast.fjobno = jodrtg.fjobno
where jomast.fstatus = 'Released'
and jodrtg.fuovrhdcos = '43.41'


I usually alias the tables:
UPDATE j
SET j.fuovrhdcos='46.60'
from jodrtg j
JOIN [jomast] k on k.fjobno = j.fjobno
where k.fstatus = 'Released'
and j.fuovrhdcos = '43.41'

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by:bgfullerton
ID: 40239201
That did it.

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.

Thanks for the quick response.
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