17.05 - Example: Upsert Without Specifying Primary Index - 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)

This example shows an upsert UPDATE request that does not specify the primary index in its WHERE clause.

     UPDATE sales
     SET item_count = item_count + 1
     WHERE sale_date = '05/30/2000'
     ELSE INSERT INTO sales (10, '05/30/2000', 1);

When the primary index is not specified in the UPDATE portion of an upsert request, the operation could have to perform an all-row scan to find rows to update. This is not the purpose of upsert form of UPDATE. This case returns an error.