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  1. #1
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    Question

    hi

    I WANNA UPDATE THE SALARY OF ALL THE EMPLOYEES WHO ARE COMMON IN BOTH THE TABLES.

    MY 1 TABLE IS EMP & THE 2 TABLE IS DEPT

    THE COMMON FILEDS ARE DEPTNO

    I WANT TO UPDATE THE SALARY OF THOSE EMPLOYEES PRESENT IN BOTH THE TABLES.

    (EG) SAY DEPTNO = 10


    JEGAN

    Cheers!
    OraKid.

  2. #2
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    hi,
    i hope you have a realation betn two tables.
    update emp set sal=123 were emp.deptno=dept.deptno .

    When the going gets tough, the tough gets going

  3. #3
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    hi

    this code is not working



    this the error iam getting:

    update empbak set sal=123 where empbak.deptno = deptbak.deptno
    *
    ERROR at line 1:
    ORA-00904: invalid column name

    write back
    Cheers!
    OraKid.

  4. #4
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    update emp set sal=sal*2 where deptno in (select deptno from dept);

    The reason you get that error is that Oracle has no idea what deptbak.deptno is, since it isn't (and can't be) listed as the table to update.

    [Edited by kmesser on 04-28-2001 at 10:01 AM]

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