SQL Apprentice Question
need to create a table with two values - old no and new no
the old no should come from an existing table and the new number should begin with a starting value and increment by 1
how do i do this????
>> I need to create a table with two values - old number and new number the old number should come from an existing table and the new number should begin with a starting value and increment by 1 <<
Generally, we prefer "nbr" as the affix for "number" so it does not
conflict the English word "No" and matches the more international
Latin-based "numero", "numbero", etc. and common abbreviation. Hey, I
wrote a book on progamming style and spent weeks on nit-picky things
like this to save you from it.
A motre serious question is: What the heck does this mean in your data
model? What is the transformation rule?
a) Order the old numbers and re-number? ASC or DESC?
b) Random physical order, so we know you have no data model !
c) a formula that you did not give in the lack of specs you posted?
Frankly, this sounds like a kludge to clean up something. Can you tell
us what you are actually trying to do? Or tell us that all you want is
the fastest, dirty, stinking proprietary kludge you can find, so we
will not waste time solving the real problems.