Update DB2 table With a Join

Update DB2 table With a Join

Acknowledging that DB2 doesn’t allow JOINS in the update statement,  utilizing MERGE INTO is the key to achieve what we want.

Let’s say we want to update a table named CSI_STUDENTS, in particular the NAME field, with the value that comes from table CSI_APPLICANTS, field STUDENT_NAME, and the common field they have is called SID (Student ID)

This is the simple query we’d  use:

The query above will ensure only the NAMEs of students are updated which have been marked as “ACCEPTED” in the CSI_APPLICANTS table.



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