On Tue, 20 Apr 1999, Paul DuBois wrote:
>> how can i do something like this:
>>INSERT INTO table1 VALUES
>> ("A", 1, (SELECT column FROM table2 WHERE something =
>> maybe i first need to create some temp. table, INSERT INTO
>> temp_table SELECT column FROM table2 WHERE etc... and then put
>> those data into table1 like
>>INSERT INTO table1(third_column) SELECT * FROM temp_table;
>Couldn't you just use INSERT INTO ... SELECT ... with your original
>INSERT INTO table1 (col1, col2, col3)
>SELECT "A", 1, column
what i need is - insert a new row into table_1 and that new
row contains a few completelly new values (couldnt be found
anywhere in the DB) and a few values already found in some other
tables. i'm trying to do it with as little commands as possible.
1. insert into table_1 (col1, col2) values("new1", "new2");
2. create temp_table etc
3. insert into temp_table select from table_2 etc
4. now what? generally speaking, i need this:
UPDATE table_1 SET col3=(somehow use value from temp_table) where col1=new1;
after thinking a little, i dont need steps 2 and 3 cos i could
use UPDATE table_1 SET col3=(somehow use from table_2) where..
hm... it looks like i'm missing something very basic.
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