Update table using MIN() Function

Hi,
I am trying to update a date field using the MIN() function. when I run the code below, I just get one date  result, instead of a result for each appropriate row in the temp table.  Any one any ideas on what I am doing wrong here. All date fields are SMALLDATETIME.

UPDATE i
SET datefst = (SELECT MIN(ar.sales_date)
                        FROM prodSales ar
                        JOIN #TCI i
                        ON i.ProdCode = ar.Prodcode
                        AND i.catl = ar.catl
                        WHERE ar.sales_date BETWEEN i.fdate AND i.End_Date)
FROM #TCI i
JOIN prodSales ar
ON i.ProdCode = ar.ProdCode
AND i.catl = ar.catl
AND i.datefst IS NULL;


Many thanks
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bcnagelCommented:
Hi Morpheus7.

Right off the bat, you have too many references to the two tables. How about trying something like this:

update i
	set	datefst = (
		select min(ar.sales_date)
		from prodSales ar
		where ar.sales_date between i.fdate and i.End_Date
			and i.ProdCode = ar.Prodcode
			and i.catl = ar.catl
		)
	from #TCI i
	where i.datefst is null;

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Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
Can you explain the logic of what you trying to do?
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Morpheus7Author Commented:
That works Great, many thanks
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