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SQLServer UPDATE

UPDATE with data from another table


The examples below fill in a PhoneNumber for any Employee who is also a Customer and currently does not have a
phone number set in the Employees Table.

(These examples use the Employees and Customers tables from the Example Databases.)

Standard SQL


Update using a correlated subquery:

UPDATE
 Employees
SET PhoneNumber =
 (SELECT
 c.PhoneNumber
 FROM
 Customers c
 WHERE
 c.FName = Employees.FName
 AND c.LName = Employees.LName)
WHERE Employees.PhoneNumber IS NULL

SQL:2003


Update using MERGE:

MERGE INTO
 Employees e
USING
 Customers c
ON
 e.FName = c.Fname
 AND e.LName = c.LName
 AND e.PhoneNumber IS NULL
WHEN MATCHED THEN
 UPDATE
 SET PhoneNumber = c.PhoneNumber

SQL Server


Update using INNER JOIN:

UPDATE
 Employees
SET
 PhoneNumber = c.PhoneNumber
FROM
 Employees e
INNER JOIN Customers c
 ON e.FName = c.FName
 AND e.LName = c.LName
WHERE
 PhoneNumber IS NULL


Conclusion

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