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Re: InstantDB: update query error


Shawn

I don't think InstantDB implements joins as part of updates. The best 
you could do you be something like:

update table1 set table1.colA = 
  (select colB from table2 where colB=foo)
where colA=foo

I don't think either SQL syntax is standard.

Pete

----- Original Message -----
From: "Shawn Gorman" <shgorman@mindspring.com>
Date: Friday, March 2, 2001 2:06 am
Subject: InstantDB: update query error

> Could someone give me an example of the correct syntax for 
> updating the values in one table with values from another table.
> They synxtax I use in several other databases, that I thought was 
> standard to all databases is:
> 
> Update table1 set table1.colA = table2.colB from table2 where 
> (table1.ID = table2.ID)
> 
> I get an error that the from was not expected. I have tried ever 
> other possible combination I can think of to make this work with 
> no luck.
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> 
> Shawn Gorman
> 
> 
> Also, on a similar note. I sometimes get an illegal mixture of 
> string/numeric but both sides of the = are integers.
> 

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