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Update with one-to-many join
Posted by: Tyler Hains
Date: May 20, 2005 02:08PM

I'm not quite sure how to handle one-to-many joins in an Update statement. For example, I want to update a table of accounts with the first store where they transacted. The closest I've been able to come up with is this:

Update accounts a left join transactions t on (a.account = t.account)
set a.storecode = t.storecode
where a.storecode is null or a.storecode = ''

This works pretty well, as long as the transactions table is used in chronological order. But, how can I force it to order by trans_id, for instance?

Thanks,
Tyler

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