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 []
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?


Alan Novick
Pressman Toy Corporation
New Brunswick, NJ

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