compiler errors – MySQL Update Inner Join tables query

The Question :

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I have no idea what the problem is. Using MySQL 5.0 I get a compile error when attempting to run the following MySQL update query:

UPDATE  b
SET b.mapx = g.latitude,
    b.mapy = g.longitude
FROM business AS b
INNER JOIN business_geocode g ON b.business_id = g.business_id
WHERE (b.mapx = '' OR b.mapx = 0) AND
      g.latitude > 0

All the field names are correct. Any thoughts?

The Question Comments :
  • i even removed the alias, when I change it to a SELECT b.* FROM business b inner join it works

The Answer 1

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Try this:

UPDATE business AS b
INNER JOIN business_geocode AS g ON b.business_id = g.business_id
SET b.mapx = g.latitude,
  b.mapy = g.longitude
WHERE  (b.mapx = '' or b.mapx = 0) and
  g.latitude > 0

Update:

Since you said the query yielded a syntax error, I created some tables that I could test it against and confirmed that there is no syntax error in my query:

mysql> create table business (business_id int unsigned primary key auto_increment, mapx varchar(255), mapy varchar(255)) engine=innodb;
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.01 sec)

mysql> create table business_geocode (business_geocode_id int unsigned primary key auto_increment, business_id int unsigned not null, latitude varchar(255) not null, longitude varchar(255) not null, foreign key (business_id) references business(business_id)) engine=innodb;
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.01 sec)

mysql> UPDATE business AS b
    -> INNER JOIN business_geocode AS g ON b.business_id = g.business_id
    -> SET b.mapx = g.latitude,
    ->   b.mapy = g.longitude
    -> WHERE  (b.mapx = '' or b.mapx = 0) and
    ->   g.latitude > 0;
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.00 sec)
Rows matched: 0  Changed: 0  Warnings: 0

See? No syntax error. I tested against MySQL 5.5.8.

The Answer 2

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The SET clause should come after the table specification.

UPDATE business AS b
INNER JOIN business_geocode g ON b.business_id = g.business_id
SET b.mapx = g.latitude,
  b.mapy = g.longitude
WHERE  (b.mapx = '' or b.mapx = 0) and
  g.latitude > 0

The Answer 3

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For MySql WorkBench, Please use below :

update emp as a
inner join department b on a.department_id=b.id
set a.department_name=b.name
where a.emp_id in (10,11,12); 

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