UPDATE Statement | SQL Statements | Teradata Vantage - 17.05 - UPDATE - Advanced SQL Engine - Teradata Database

Teradata Vantage™ - SQL Data Manipulation Language

Product
Advanced SQL Engine
Teradata Database
Release Number
17.05
Release Date
January 2021
Content Type
Programming Reference
Publication ID
B035-1146-175K
Language
English (United States)

Modifies column values in existing rows of a table.

The UPDATE statement can take the following forms:
  • Basic - updates one or more rows from a table.

    The Basic form can be specified with or without a FROM clause.

  • Basic for Joined Tables

    The Join Condition form updates rows from a table when the WHERE condition directly references columns in tables other than the one from which rows are to be updated; that is, if the WHERE condition includes a subquery or references a derived table.

  • Positioned - see Teradata Vantage™ - SQL Stored Procedures and Embedded SQL , B035-1148 .
  • Temporal - see Teradata Vantage™ - ANSI Temporal Table Support , B035-1186 and Teradata Vantage™ - Temporal Table Support , B035-1182 .
  • Upsert - see UPDATE (Upsert Form).
See also:
  • INSERT/INSERT … SELECT
  • MERGE
  • UPDATE (Positioned Form) in Teradata Vantage™ - SQL Stored Procedures and Embedded SQL , B035-1148
  • UPDATE (Upsert Form)
  • Teradata Vantage™ - ANSI Temporal Table Support , B035-1186
  • Teradata Vantage™ - Temporal Table Support , B035-1182

ANSI Compliance

UPDATE is ANSI SQL:2011-compliant.

Required Privileges

The following privilege rules apply to the UPDATE statement:
  • You must have the UPDATE privilege on the table or columns to be updated.
  • To update any UDT column, you must also have the UDTUSAGE privilege on that column.
  • When executing an UPDATE that also requires READ access to an object, you must have the SELECT privilege on the data being accessed.

For example, in the following request, READ access is required by the WHERE condition.

     UPDATE table_1
     SET column_1 = 1
     WHERE column_1 < 0;

Similarly, the following request requires READ access because you must read column_1 values from table_1 in order to compute the new values for column_1.

     UPDATE table_1
     SET field_1 = column_1 + 1;

The following request does not require SELECT privileges:

     UPDATE table_1
     SET column_3 = 0 ALL;