• Subject: RE: UPDATE primary file with JOIN?
  • From: Jack Crouch <j.crouch@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 15 Nov 1999 11:58:44 -0600

Thank you very much.      How about DELETE?

DELETE FROM CROUCH/F5501X      
  (SELECT * FROM PLYDTA/F0101   
  WHERE WXAN8 = ABAN8)          

 -----Original Message-----
From:   R. Bruce Hoffman, Jr. [mailto:rbruceh@attglobal.net] 
Sent:   Sunday, November 14, 1999 8:18 PM
To:     MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
Subject:        Re: UPDATE primary file with JOIN?

Yup.

Given two tables...

create table a (fielda char(1), fieldb char(2))
create table b (field1 char(1), field2 char(2))

You can do this.....

 update a
  set fieldb = (select field2 from b where field1 = fielda)

Notice that it is not a join and you can't do this in V4R2 and prior.


===========================================================
R. Bruce Hoffman, Jr.
 -- IBM Certified AS/400 Professional System Administrator
 -- IBM Certified AS/400 Professional Network Administrator

"The sum of all human knowledge is a fixed constant.
    It's the population that keeps growing!"

-----Original Message-----
From: Jack Crouch <j.crouch@ssss.com>
To: 'MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com' <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com>
Date: Sunday, November 14, 1999 5:23 PM
Subject: UPDATE primary file with JOIN?


>I have enjoyed years of being able to use the UPDATE and DELETE commands
>from ASC's Sequel products while using the JOIN clause.   Only the primary
>file is updated.
>
>I have a new box without Sequel.    I am trying to get back to the crude
>SQL/400 environment.   I read a book by James Coolbaugh called SQL/400 by
>Example.   In here he has the mysterious statement:   "For our
understanding
>here, you need to know that starting with V4R3, you can update a field with
>information from another file."
>
>Well, that all he says about it.    And SQL/400 does not expect the JOIN
>clause in the UPDATE.    Can someone elaborate on what he might have meant
>by this?
>
>Thanks,
>Jack D. Crouch
>Director of Information Systems
>Stewart & Stevenson
>
>Email: j.crouch@ssss.com
>
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