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I have the following syntax for Update Inner Join:

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  1. UPDATE RuleDetail 
  3. SET RuleDetail.Function_involved = MasterUpload.Function_involved 
  5. FROM RuleDetail
  7. INNER JOIN MasterUpload 
  9. ON RuleDetail.Rule_description = MasterUpload.Rule_description
However, when I am trying to run it, I am getting an error message -

"Syntax error (missing operator)in query expression 'MasterUpload.F unction_involve d

FROM RuleDetail

INNER JOIN MasterUpload

ON RuleDetail.Rule _description = MasterUpload.Ru le_description' ."

Could you please advise where I am going wrong here?

Mar 21 '12 #1
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I'm not all together sure but I tyhink it should something lie this
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  1. Update MasterUpload INNER Join RuleDetail
  2. ON RuleDetail.Rule_description = MasterUpload.Rule_description
  3. Set RuleDetail.Function_involved = MasterUpload.Function_involved

Mar 21 '12 #2
91 New Member
To run the above syntax, I created a copy of the RuleDetail table (to RuleDetail1) to check if it is working properly. I also modified the query (to RuleDetail1).

On hitting Run, I am getting the following error message:

Cannot join on Memo, OLE, or Hyperlink Object (Ruledetail1.Ru le_description = MasterUpload.Ru le_description) .

So, it is still not working.
Mar 21 '12 #3
12,516 Recognized Expert Moderator MVP
That's because you can't join on the data types Memo, OLE, or Hyperlink. I assume you're using a Memo data type for your description. You should never use memo unless you actually need that many characters. Use text whenever possible.
Mar 21 '12 #4
91 New Member
See the SQL code below for an update query using inner join.

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  1. UPDATE Risk1.ProcessID
  2. SET Risk1.ProcessID=Process.ProcessID
  3. From masterdata INNER JOIN Process
  4. ON Masterdata.Detail_process_name=Process.Detail_process_name
I have tried what @Mike the bike had suggested but this is still not working.
I am getting the same error:

Syntax error (missing operator)in query expression 'Process.Proces sID From MasterdataINNER JOIN Process ON
Masterdata.Deta il_process_name =Process.Detail _process_name

Please help/advise.
Mar 22 '12 #5
32,584 Recognized Expert Moderator MVP
You're not paying attention and progressing in order.

MTB has already fixed one issue for you (If you're unsure of the correct syntax then check it out in Help - Finding Jet SQL Help).

This raised another which Rabbit explained. Your response seems to ignore Rabbit's comment. Furthermore it changes the SQL drastically such that it no longer uses either of the record sources found in post #1. That is irrational behaviour and will result in nothing but grief for you.

I suggest you post something that clarifies :
  1. Which tables/queries you're actually working with.
  2. The field types of each of the fields used in any JOIN statements.

With this information we might be able to proceed.
Mar 22 '12 #6
91 New Member
Sorry NeoPa but I am not ignoring any of the helps above. As @Rabbit pointed out, I have changed my data so as not to include a Memo field.

Let me start afresh.

I am trying to update a column (ProcessID) in a table(Risk1) from another table (Process) which is having the ProcessID data.

Please note that both the tables (Process and Risk1) have more columns which are already populated.

The data of the above two tables are also in a single master table(Masterdat a).

I am trying to pull out the data form the ProcessID field from table-Process (Process.Proces sID) and use the INNER JOIN with the table-Masterdata and update the ProcessID column in table-Risk1 (Risk1.ProcessI D).

When I am running the above query, it is giving me an error as mentioned above.

Again, The tables are - Process, Risk1 and Masterdata

The fields are - ProcessID(in tbl Process), ProcessID (in Risk1), Detail_process_ name(in Process) and Detail_process_ name(in Masterdata)

The process ID fields are Number type and Detail_process_ name is text type.

Additional comments - The master table is the source of all data and I know from this table the relationship between the Process and Risk1.
The data is split into two tables - Process and Risk1. The PK of Process is the FK in Risk1. I am trying to populate the FK column in Risk1 table and hence the query.
Mar 23 '12 #7
32,584 Recognized Expert Moderator MVP
Sorry NeoPa but I am not ignoring any of the helps above. As @Rabbit pointed out, I have changed my data so as not to include a Memo field.
I'm pleased to hear it, but making such a change without explaining that that is what you've done, is not a helpful way to proceed, as I'm sure you must now realise.

Somewhere along the line you changed the SQL from one invalid syntax to something else (equally invalid), and the format that MTB posted doesn't seem to have registered with you at all.

The data of the above two tables are also in a single master table(Masterdat a).
I assume you mean that some sort of copy of the data is contained in [MasterData]? I have no idea why you are complicating matters with this table if what you said about what you're trying to do is correct. It seems to have no bearing on the matter at all and is obviously confusing you badly.

Unfortunately, as your explanation doesn't seem to add up to a consistent whole I will have to guess here which bits I can rely on and which bits are a result of expressing your situation from a confused position. If I get it wrong you may need to clarify your explanation (You appreciate it's hard to give a correct answer when the question itself is so wrong). So, I will assume that [MasterData] is a complete irrelevance and work with :
I am trying to update a column (ProcessID) in a table(Risk1) from another table (Process) which is having the ProcessID data.
Try this :
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  1. UPDATE [Risk1] INNER JOIN [Process]
  2. ON     Risk1.Detail_process_name=Process.Detail_process_name
  3. SET    Risk1.ProcessID=Process.ProcessID
As I say, if that isn't your problem then we need something clear from you that makes sense.
Mar 23 '12 #8
91 New Member
Thanks NeoPa.

The problem here is that the Risk1 table do not include the Detail_process_ name field. Infact, there is no common field between the two tables (Process and Risk1).

This field (Detail_process _name) is in the Masterdata table and Process table. I was trying to use these tables to update the Risk1 field (it may not be the right way).

The Masterdata table (that has all the fields which are in Process and Risk1 tables) is not relevant for my database but I have this table in the database to help me to update the FK field (ProcessID) in Risk1.

I may be wrong in my thinking but cant think of any other approach. May be you can help me with the approach or the syntax.
Mar 23 '12 #9
91 New Member

For further clarification, I am continuing here as there is link between the posts.

I was trying to use the logic as per your solution (see Post#21) for the question I had on the link below.


However, in this case, I am trying to update a specific column only.
Mar 23 '12 #10

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