You might want to update all records in your table, but for most circumstances, you use a WHERE clause.
The following UPDATE statement template has a WHERE clause: UPDATE The first line of code is the UPDATE statement keyword and then the table you want to edit.
The WHERE clause is formatted in the same way you formatted it in your SELECT statements, but we'll get into WHERE clauses later.
In almost any application, the user must be able to edit data.
In this example, the SQL statement updates the "first_name" column with new data.
The data is a string with the value "Tom." If you attempt to store a string in a field designated as a numeric value, SQL throws you an error.
Next, the SET statement identifies the column and the new data you want to use.
Just like the SELECT statement, string and date values should be encased in single quotes. If you misspell a column name, SQL throws you an error.
Any mistakes in the table name and the SQL engine will give you an error.
Just like the SELECT statement, you need to specify columns and a table, but the UPDATE statement also requires the new data you want to store.
This data can be dynamic or static, but as in introduction, we'll use static strings or numbers to change data in a table.
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SQL uses the "UPDATE" statement to alter/change data in your tables.