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From:Andy Wallace Date:September 16 2010 4:46pm
Subject:Update query problem
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So I'm having a problem with an update query. I have three tables:

Table: A
Columns:   acnt, name, company, email, domain

Table: AM
Columns:   acnt, m_id

Table: M
Columns:   m_id, name, company, email, domain

and I want to conditionally update the columns in one to values from the
other. i.e., I want to put the value of into, but only
if is currently NULL, AND has a usable value (not an empty

This is what I came up with, but it doesn't work - it only replaces the
values where the column in M is not null.

update  A
join   AM on A.acnt = AM.acnt
join    M on AM.m_id = M.m_id
SET    = IF( (!    AND != ''),,, = IF( (! AND != ''),,,   = IF( (!   AND != ''),,,
     M.domain  = IF( (!M.domain  AND A.domain != ''),  A.domain,  M.domain)

Any thoughts?


Andy Wallace
iHOUSEweb, Inc.
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