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update query in access 2000

Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by Pat, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. Pat

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    how do I run and update query?
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  3. Joseph Meehan

    Joseph Meehan
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    Pat wrote:
    > how do I run and update query?

    Normally you click on the "!" button at the top of the page. How are
    you trying to run it?

    Joseph Meehan

    Dia duit
  4. strive4peace

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    Re: update query in access 2000 -- UPDATE SQL, to make Update Query

    Hi Pat,

    here is how the SQL is structured for an update query:

    ~~~~~~~~~~~ UPDATE SQL ~~~~~~~~~~~
    An Update Query first identifies the tables that are used

    UPDATE table1 INNER JOIN table2 ON table1.keyfield =

    Then identifies what to change

    SET table1.fieldtochange = expression

    Then, if you have criteria...

    WHERE table.strField = 'somevalue'
    AND table.numField = 99
    AND table.dateField = #1/1/06#


    if you want to use the query design view to make an update query, here
    is a simple example:

    ~~~~~~~~~~~ Update Query ~~~~~~~~~~~

    make a new query based on the table you want to change

    change the query type from a Select Query to an Update Query
    from the menu bar --> Query, Update

    for instance, lets say you are storing just the mailbox name and want to
    add to it so it is a fully qualified email address

    field --> EmailAddress
    UpdateTo --> TRIM([EmailAddress]) & "@anywhere.com"
    Criteria --> not like "*@*"

    then, RUN (!) your query

    & specifies that a literal string will be added to the end of all your
    email addresses that have no "@" in them

    TRIM will chop off leading and trailing spaces from your data

    not like "*@*"
    means that only fields not already containing the @ symbol will be replaced

    Don't forget to type the square brackets in the UpdateTo cell... Access
    likes to put quotes around undelimited fieldnames -- then ALL your email
    addresses would change to "EmailAddress@anywhere.com"

    naturally, back up your database before running any action queries on it


    Warm Regards,
    :) have an awesome day :)
    MVP Access

    Pat wrote:
    > how do I run and update query?
  5. Pat

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    figured it out thanks

    "Joseph Meehan" wrote:

    > Pat wrote:
    > > how do I run and update query?

    > Normally you click on the "!" button at the top of the page. How are
    > you trying to run it?
    > --
    > Joseph Meehan
    > Dia duit
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