Ah ha! Thanks Derek. I thought INTO was used strictly for inserting the selected records
into another table.
On 09/21/2011 02:34 PM, Derek Downey wrote:
> SELECT id INTO @row_id FROM myTable WHERE<blah blah> LIMIT 1;
> On Sep 21, 2011, at 2:23 PM, Brandon Phelps wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> I would like to create a stored procedure that does the following:
>> 1. Accepts 4 values as parameters
>> 2. SELECTS 1 record (LIMIT 1) from a table where the 4 parameters match fields in
> that table
>> a. If a record was returned then UPDATE the table
>> b. If a record was not returned then INSERT into a different table
>> My main question here is how can I execute a SELECT id FROM ... LIMIT 1 statement
> within a stored procedure then use the returned id field later in the procedure?
>> Something like this:
>> @row_id = SELECT id FROM myTable WHERE<blah blah> LIMIT 1;
>> IF @row_id != nothing THEN
>> UPDATE myTable ...
>> INSERT INTO anotherTable ...
>> END IF
>> So if no rows were returned from the select I perform the ELSE block, otherwise I
> perform the main IF block.
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