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SQL Insert and Delete at same time?

Zac Roberts
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I would like to delete a record from table_one and at the same time send it to table_two which funtions as an archive for deleted records. Currently the delete function works fine. I am using a prepared statement. Anyone know how to do this?
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Bear Bibeault
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The JDBC forum would be a more appropriate place for this question, but I'll give it a shot.
There is no single SQL statement that will delete a row from one table and insert it into another. However, if your database supports transactions, you can use a transaction to contain both the insert and delete statement. By doing so, the two statements are treated as an atomic operation where both statements succeed, or neither takes effect.
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Zac Roberts
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Thanks Bear, unfortunately I am using Microsoft Access becuase this is a very small in house JSP Database application (only 5 users max). I don't think Access supports anything like this but maybe I am wrong. I suppose I could try to add some code to my method (contained in a bean) that contains the delete statement but it would become very messy. Hmmm...
 
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