Updating a field in sql
In this article I will show you a number of different ways to use the UPDATE statement to modify the data in your SQL Server tables.There are multiple ways to use the UPDATE statement to update a SQL Server table.If you want to review the complete syntax of the UPDATE statement then please refer to Books Online.To properly show you how to use the UPDATE statement I will need to create a few tables to hold some sample data. Below is the code to create my Toy table: In order to show you how to UPDATE a table from data in another table I need to build a second sample data table that I will call New Toy Price.Below is the TSQL code to create and populate this table.These two different tables will be used in my UDPATE statement examples below.In this article I will show you the most common methods of using the UPDATE statement.
There may be times when you need to write some code to update a row, or set of rows in a table.This is when you need to know how to use the UPDATE statement to update those rows.If you are an application programmer then you will more than likely need to write TSQL code to update your SQL Server database tables.In order to update a row in a SQL Server table you will use the UDPATE statement.
In my first TSQL script above, when I create the TOY table, there is typo in the first Toy Name.
I created a Toy Name of “Magic Wnd” when it should have been “Magic Wand”.