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SQL Server 2008
Standard vs proprietary
Let's deprecate UPDATE FROM!
I guess that many people using UPDATE … FROM on a daily basis do so without being aware that they are violating all SQL standards. All versions of the ANSI SQL standard that I checked agree that an UPDATE statement has three clauses – the UPDATE clause, naming the table to be updated; the SET clause, specifying the columns to change and ...
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March 9, 2008
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