Make table that has every combination of OriginCountry and DestinationCountry

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I have a table "AccountNumbers"  In this table there a 4 fields, ID, OriginCountry, DestinationCountry, AccountNumber
I also have a table of Countries  with 95 records (all the countries)

I need to populate the fields OriginCountry and DestinationCountry in table AccountNumbers with every possible combination of Country to Country.  Number of records when completed should be 38025  (195 * 195)

What method should I use to accomplish this?
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SharathData Engineer

Commented:
try like this.
--Create a temp table and insert this data into it.
INSERT INTO TempTable(ID, OriginCountry, DestinationCountry,  AccountNumber)
SELECT a.ID, 
              c1.CountryName AS OriginCountry, 
              c2.CountryName AS DestinationCountry,
              a.AccountNumber
  FROM AccountNumbers a, Country c1, Country c2;

-- Truncate your AccountNumbers table and insert data from Temp table
TRUNCATE TABLE AccountNumbers;

INSERT INTO AccountNumbers(ID, OriginCountry, DestinationCountry,  AccountNumber)
SELECT ID, OriginCountry, DestinationCountry,  AccountNumber FROM TempTable;

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SharathData Engineer

Commented:
If you do not want same country name as Origin and Destination, Add a WHERE clause like this.
--Create a temp table and insert this data into it.
INSERT INTO TempTable(ID, OriginCountry, DestinationCountry,  AccountNumber)
SELECT a.ID, 
              c1.CountryName AS OriginCountry, 
              c2.CountryName AS DestinationCountry,
              a.AccountNumber
  FROM AccountNumbers a, Country c1, Country c2
 WHERE c1.Name <> c2.Name;

-- Truncate your AccountNumbers table and insert data from Temp table
TRUNCATE TABLE AccountNumbers;

INSERT INTO AccountNumbers(ID, OriginCountry, DestinationCountry,  AccountNumber)
SELECT ID, OriginCountry, DestinationCountry,  AccountNumber FROM TempTable;

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Please try the codes as per below :

SELECT  ID, AccountNumber,[OriginCountry] ,[DestinationCountry]  FROM 
	 (select Row_Number() over ( ORDER BY c1.CountryName ) as RowIndex, 
	   ac.ID,
	   ac.AccountNumber,
	   c1.CountryName as OriginCountry
      ,c2.CountryName as DestinationCountry  
	FROM AccountNumbers as ac,Countries AS c1 LEFT OUTER JOIN Countries AS c2 ON c1.CountryName <> c2.CountryName 
	 
 ) as result

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Sharath

Msg 208, Level 16, State 1, Line 2
Invalid object name 'TempTable'.

Author

Commented:
Msg 207, Level 16, State 1, Line 20
Invalid column name 'OriginCountry'.
Msg 207, Level 16, State 1, Line 20
Invalid column name 'DestinationCountry'

--Create a temp table and insert this data into it.
CREATE TABLE TempTable
(
ID INT IDENTITY(1, 1) ,
OriginCountry NVARCHAR(100),
DestinationCountry NVARCHAR(100),
AccountNumber NVARCHAR(100)
);
INSERT INTO TempTable(ID, OriginCountry, DestinationCountry,  AccountNumber)
SELECT a.ID,
              c1.CountryName AS OriginCountry,
              c2.CountryName AS DestinationCountry,
              a.AccountNumber
  FROM RatingDatabase.AccountNumbers a, Country c1, Country c2;

-- Truncate your AccountNumbers table and insert data from Temp table
TRUNCATE TABLE RatingDatabase.AccountNumbers;

INSERT INTO RatingDatabase.AccountNumbers(ID, OriginCountry, DestinationCountry,  AccountNumber)
SELECT ID, OriginCountry, DestinationCountry,  AccountNumber FROM TempTable;
SharathData Engineer

Commented:
What is the table structure of RatingDatabase.AccountNumbers?
Do you already have the columns OriginCountry and DestinationCountry in it?

Author

Commented:
Created an new database CountryDB for testing.  2 tables in excel format attached. Not sure how to attach tables from db.

Now getting   (0 row(s) affected)

--Create a temp table and insert this data into it.
USE CountryDB
CREATE TABLE TempTable
(
ID INT ,
OriginCountry NVARCHAR(100),
DestinationCountry NVARCHAR(100),
AccountNumber NVARCHAR(100)
);


INSERT INTO TempTable(ID, OriginCountry, DestinationCountry,  AccountNumber)
SELECT a.ID,
              c1.CountryName AS OriginCountry,
              c2.CountryName AS DestinationCountry,
              a.AccountNumber
  FROM AccountNumbers a, Country c1, Country c2;

-- Truncate your AccountNumbers table and insert data from Temp table
TRUNCATE TABLE AccountNumbers;

INSERT INTO AccountNumbers(ID, OriginCountry, DestinationCountry,  AccountNumber)
SELECT ID, OriginCountry, DestinationCountry,  AccountNumber FROM TempTable;
CountryDB.xls
SharathData Engineer

Commented:
Do you have data in AccountNumbers?

Author

Commented:
No.  That is the table I would like to populate.
SharathData Engineer

Commented:
From which table, your AccountNumber is coming from?

Author

Commented:
I will populate the AccountNumber field at a later time.  Will have a separate table "CarrierAccountNumbers"

I am attempting to populate the OriginCountry and DestinationCountry fields in table AccountNumber with every possible combination of OriginCountry and DestinationCountry.

For example:  The first 196 records would be Canada to every other DestinationCountry, next 196 United States to every other DestinationCountry,  Albania to every other DestinationCountry etc
Data Engineer
Commented:
In that case, you just need this. no need to create any temp table.
INSERT INTO AccountNumbers(OriginCountry, DestinationCountry)
SELECT c1.CountryName AS OriginCountry, 
       c2.CountryName AS DestinationCountry
  FROM Country c1, Country c2;

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Author

Commented:
Thank You Sharath that worked perfectly!

Author

Commented:
Thank You Sharath that worked perfectly!
SharathData Engineer

Commented:
Proposal is to accept ID: 41760123 and close this question.

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