You cannot use an update query to add new records to a database, or to delete entire records from a database.
To add new records to a database you use an append query, and to delete whole records from a database you use a delete query.
In addition, the statement can include a WHERE clause, which determines what rows to modify, or a FROM clause, which identifies tables or views that provide values for the expressions defined in the SET clause.
In this article, I discuss how to use the UPDATE statement to modify data.
First of all, I'm not sure if I should be using an UPDATE statement or an INSERT INTO statement. Alias Link FROM Vote Centers Left Outer Join Polling Places on Polling Places.
I basically need to grab values from columns in the Vote Centers Table and place them into a column with the same name in the Polling Places column IF the value of the Code Place column in the Polling Places.table = the Code Place column in the Vote Centers table.
Existing values will not be set to 0 when there are no more related records in point_allocations.
With LEFT OUTER JOIN, all the records get a new value.
I realized I could simply do one field at a time, but that doesn't seem efficient to me. By using an UPDATE statement, you can modify data in individual rows, sets of rows, or all rows in a table.An UPDATE statement must always include a SET clause, which identifies the columns to be updated.This article describes how to create and run an update query in an Access desktop database.You use an update query when you have to update or change existing data in a set of records.I also provide examples that demonstrate how the various clauses work.