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hi experts,

 how can i fetch data from two columns present in two different table and update a third table's two columns with that data???
 Thanks.
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Question by:sam shah
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by:Ryan Chong
ID: 41876739
you need to tell us what's the column(s) to be linked with these first 2 tables.
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by:Vitor Montalvão
ID: 41876752
In a very generic way:
UPDATE Table1
SET ColumnName = (SELECT Table2.ColumnName
                FROM Table2
                        INNER JOIN Table3 ON Table2.ID = Table3.ID)

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If you give us more information we can give you a more precise answer.
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by:sam shah
ID: 41876897
MERGE INTO table1 a
   USING table2 b
   ON (b.col2 = a.col1)
   WHEN MATCHED THEN
      UPDATE
         SET a.col3 = b.col4

"how can i use cursor for this instead of merge'??
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by:Pawan Kumar
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Do not use cursor they are costly.. Query will suffice your problem.
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by:Vitor Montalvão
ID: 41876901
So where's the 3rd table in your example?
Also, MERGE means UPDATE when exists and INSERT when not.

This is different from your main question.
Please confirm what you really want.
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Pawan Kumar earned 2000 total points
ID: 41876905
Try something like.. Also provide table info and few rows.

;WITH CTE AS
(
	   SELECT b.col4 , b.col3
	   FROM table1 a
	   INNER JOIN table2 b
	   ON b.col1 = a.col1
)
UPDATE c
SET c.col4 = d.col4
FROM table3 c
INNER JOIN CTE d ON d.col3 = c.col3

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by:Vitor Montalvão
ID: 41895763
Sam, is your issue solved?
If it is please close this question by accepting one or more comments as solution.
If it is not solved please tell us what's missing so we can help you further.
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