UPDATE tbl_name SET fld2 = CASE fld1WHEN val1 THEN data1WHEN val2 THEN data2ELSE fld2 ENDThe note is: do not forget ELSE.
If you do not use it, all rows that are outside the range of your updated values will be set to blank!
If UPDATE gives an error like this:"You are using safe update mode and you tried to update a table without.."..it may be that your file must be edited to disable safemode. In order for the change in the file to take effect, you must have permission to restart mysqld in the server OS environment.
There is a page in the online documentation that explains safe mode entitled 'safe Server Startup Script'.
Only the partitions (or subpartitions) listed are checked for matches, and a row that is not in any of these partitions or subpartitions is not updated, whether it satisfies the clause, are flagged as unsafe for statement-based replication.
(This is because the order in which the rows are updated determines which rows are ignored.) Such statements produce a warning in the error log when using statement-based mode and are written to the binary log using the row-based format when using mode.
If you add new entries or move stops from one route to another you will most likely want to increment the position of the busstop within this route.
That's how you can do ittable busstopsid | route | busstop | pos1 | 1 | A | 1 2 | 1 | B | 2 3 | 1 | C | 3 4 | 2 | C | 1 5 | 2 | D | 2 6 | 2 | A | 3 7 | 2 | E | 4 8 | 2 | F | 5 9 | 2 | G | 610 | 2 | H | 7Moving D, E, F, G To route 1 SET @pos=(SELECT max(t1.pos) FROM busstops t1 WHERE t1.route = 1 ); UPDATE busstops SET pos = ( SELECT @pos := @pos 1 ), route =1 WHERE id IN (5,7,8,9)I doubt this could be done otherwise since referencing the table you wish to update within the subquery creates circular references After DELETE or UPDATE i.e.
Ideal when writing a script is just too much effort.
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).