picturedating - Updating a mysql database

Second, the SET clause specifies which column that you want to modify and the new values.

To update multiple columns, you use a list comma-separated assignments.

I had a problem - a had to update a column "rate" but if the existince or new value is greater then 5 this "5" will be finally value in field.

So, I do it in one "magick" query ;)Here an example:"3" is a some value, from form or somethingupdate item set rate = case when round((rate 3)/2) You sometimes run into the problem that you want to replace a substring occuring in a column with a different string, without touching the rest of the string.

Sometimes you have a lot of processes that could be updating a column value in a table. ID=54321 Here's a workaround for the update/subquery/cant do self table "bug"Senario is, ID 8 has multiple records, only the last (highest) record needs to be changedupdate t1 set c1 = ' NO'where id='8'order by recno desc limit 1I would prefer update t1 set c1=' NO' WHERE ID=8 AND RECNO = (SELECT MAX(RECNO) FROM T1 WHERE ID=8)But that's not currently allowed If you want to update a table based on an aggregate function applied to another table, you can use a correlated subquery, for example: UPDATE table1 SET table1field = (SELECT MAX(table2.table2field) FROM table2 WHERE table1.table1field = table2.table2field)This can be helpful if you need to create a temporary table storing an ID (for, say, a person) and a "last date" and already have another table storing all dates (for example, all dates of that person's orders).

If you want to return the value before you updated it without using a seperate select (which unless you lock the table could return a different value than is updated) then you can use a mysql variable like this:update some_table set col = col 1 where key = 'some_key_value' and @value := col The @value := col will always evaluate to true and will store the col value before the update in the @value variable. Additional information on My SQL correlated subqueries is at UPDATE can apparently be used to implement a semaphore (pardon my pseudocode):while TRUE The code above waits until the semaphore is "cleared" (value = 0) and then "sets" it (value = 1).

The solution is surprisingly simple, thanks to My SQL: UPDATE xoops_bb_posts_text SET post_text=( REPLACE (post_text, 'morphix.sourceforge.net', ' the string function REPLACE, all items in the post_text column with 'morphix.sourceforge.net' get this substring replaced by '