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I'm unsure how to write an update sql server that appends additional value.  I have a table A and table B.  There is column called Text in Table B that needs additional info appended at the end If the table A Event column has value of 20.    

Here is what the tables look like:
 
 My 2 tables look like this
What I want to do is keep the existing text value (in table B column Text)  and add  the verbage "plus cat" if the Table A Event  column has value of 20.  For example add "plus cat" to Text column to say "mouse2 plus cat"  for all Table A records that have Event code 20.  When I join the tables, this is what my results should look like:

After the changes are made the joins look like this
 

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here is the code:

update table_b
set text=text + ' plus cat'
where id in (select id from table_a where event=20)

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UPDATE C SET TEXT=TEXT+'PLUSCAT' FROM @B C INNER JOIN @A D ON D.PK_ID=C.ID AND D.EVENT=20
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