17.05 - Example: UPDATE With a Scalar Correlated Subquery in its SET Clause - Advanced SQL Engine - Teradata Database

Teradata Vantage™ - SQL Data Manipulation Language

Advanced SQL Engine
Teradata Database
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Release Date
January 2021
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Programming Reference
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English (United States)

When a scalar correlated subquery is specified in the SET clause, even if the UPDATE request does not have a FROM clause, the database treats the update as a joined update because of the scalar correlated subquery.

The following example requires sales_sum_table to be joined with salestable, and the update is done using a merge update operation via a spool.

     UPDATE sales_sum_table AS sst
     SET  total_sales = (SELECT SUM(amount) 
                         FROM sales_table AS s
                         WHERE s.day_of_sale BETWEEN sst.period_start 
                                             AND     sst.period_end);