SQL Apprentice Question
Two fields: member number and email address
while email address is not null update member number
I need to create a sql statement that will update a VARCHAR member
number from 123456789 to x23456789... is that possible?
>> Two fields [sic]: member number and email address <<
Please post DDL, so that people do not have to guess what the keys,
constraints, Declarative Referential Integrity, data types, etc. in
your schema are. Sample data is also a good idea, along with clear
>> while email address is not null update member number <<
A member number is usually an identifier and not subject to a computed
change like this. And identifiers are usually fixed length with a
validation constraint. If a member gets an email, what do you do with
his member number?
It sounds like you are trying to over-load member number with
information you already know, thus creating a redundancy. You also do
not seem to have a key in this name-less table. Since email can be
NULL, it is not a key; that leaves member number as the only candidate.
Is that right?