I am just at starting levels in DB usage and have 2 basic questions
- I have a generic UPDATE stored proc which updates all columns of a table.
But i need to make it conditional wherein it does not SET when the parameter is NULL.
Usage: I want to use this as a single SP to UPDATE any subset of columns, the caller from C# will fill in corresponding parameter values and leave other parameters NULL.
In case of , "UPDATE selected records" do i need to use locking inside stored proc ?
Why ? Isn't the operation in itself locked and transactional ?
I find the same question come up when i need to UPDATE selected(condition) records and then Return updated records.
preguntado el 09 de enero de 11 a las 07:01
UPDATE table SET a = case when @a is null then a else @a end WHERE id = @id
EXEC 'update table set ' + @update + ' where id = ' + @id
Conditionally update a column at a time
First option to me would usually be preferrable as it is usually efficient enough and you do not need to worry about string escaping
If I have understood the question properly, Why can't you build a query on the fly from sql server SP, and use sp_sqlexecute. So when you build query you can ensure only columns that have value has got updated.
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