If you're doing it programmatically, use parameterized queries and you only ever have to write it once. If you're doing it manually, use SQL Management Studio's editor and enter the data directly into the row rather than writing a query. Somewhat related, I often like to write my UPDATE queries as SELECT statements first so that I can see the data that will be updated before I execute. This also has the same limitation as the proprietary Thank you!Sebastian covers a technique for this in a recent blog post: sqlity.net/en/2867/update-from-select This will tend to work across almost all DBMS which means learn once, execute everywhere. Col2 AS _Col2 FROM T1 JOIN T2 ON T1= T2/*Where clause added to exclude rows that are the same in both tables Handles NULL values correctly*/ WHERE EXISTS(SELECT T1. I know this is old, but just wanted to say this one worked for me.I am currently engaged in so doing and in SQL Server 2012 you can now update more than 1 column per @John Woo answer below.
design problem in general terms but there are circumstances where bulk validation / data cleaning may be required. Account Number FROM Retrieve Account Number WHERE Sales_Import.leadid =Retrieve Account Number. Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead?Lead ID) WHERE Sales_Import.leadid = (SELECT Retrieve Account Number. Although the question is very interesting, I have seen in many forum sites and made a solution using INNER JOIN with screenshots.At first, I have created a table named with schoolold and inserted few records with respect to their column names and execute it.