Update

How to do an update from a select with summarized registers in SQLServer

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Update from summarized registerA very powerful way to do a table's update in a SQL Server database is to link it with another table with a join, and updating the fields of everyone of its registers using the field's values of the registers linked with the another one. This technique had been discussed in the forum post Update with join or update from select in SQL Server..

Tips for UPSERT or update using insert in SQL Server

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Merge SQL

In many cases, especially in ETL processes or data loading to a data warehouse, for example, we would rather use a single sentence or the checking of the existence of a register and its updating. If register doesn't exist we would want to insert it. This combination has been nicknamed UPSERT, although in SQL there is a specific statement to make it, which is MERGE.