How do I do a JOIN in an UPDATE with SQL Server

June 22, 2011

I’m working on some client work on Classic ASP and SQL Server.  I needed to do an UPDATE with a JOIN and ran across an issue.  As with most things T-SQL, the syntax differs from the ANSI standard. Here’s how to do it:

SET p.[Paid] = '0'
FROM [profiles] p, [registered] r
WHERE p.[ID] = r.[ID] AND r.[subscription_id] = @subscription_id

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