Update duplicate rows in table

Hi,

I have this script to list duplicate rows in my table:

SELECT *
FROM lin
WHERE ids IN
(
      SELECT ids
      FROM lin
      GROUP BY ids
      HAVING COUNT(*) > 1
)
ORDER BY ids

I need to update the duplicate vales and add a number to have different value. I tried this but not work like a select, how can change the query to update?

update lin set  IdS=IdS + convert(varchar,Row_Number() Over ( Order By lin.ids ))
WHERE ids IN
(
      SELECT ids
      FROM lin
      GROUP BY ids
      HAVING COUNT(*) > 1
)
rflorencioAsked:
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Mark WillsTopic AdvisorCommented:
Yeah, tricky one...

Might have to use a cursor or a CTE because the row_number will potentially change after each individual update, but the rows arent committed until after the update - catch-22.

do the ids have to be in sequence ?
are they just a plain int datatype ?
because they have been duplicated is it safe to assume they are not identity ?
is there any referential integrity (explicit or implied) hanging off the values of ids ?

What about if we get the MAX(ids) as a starting point - and add from there ?
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rflorencioAuthor Commented:
Hi,

I've  a solution based in your answer.

thank you
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