Is this really an Update or are you just looking for ranked results? If all that you want is the results table ranked in descending order the following select will do it for you. SELECT Name, sum(Amount) FROM Table group by Name order by 2 desc This Select can be put in a Cursor and "Fetch"ed very easily. Gord Royle -----Original Message----- From: Alan Novick [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2002 1:46 PM To: MidRange-L Subject: Can you do this in SQL Lets say I have a file with three fields, customer number, dollars sold, and rank. I can fill the customer number and dollars sold fields from my files. I then one to put a number in the rank field, so that the customer who bought the most gets a ranking of one, the one who bought less gets 2, etc. Is there a way to do this in sql? Thanks, Alan Novick Pressman Toy Corporation New Brunswick, NJ _______________________________________________ This is the Midrange Systems Technical Discussion (MIDRANGE-L) mailing list To post a message email: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/cgi-bin/listinfo/midrange-l or email: MIDRANGE-Lemail@example.com Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/midrange-l. Cott - The Leader in Premium Retailer Brand Beverage Innovation.
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