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Oracle update query question

 
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Probably not the ideal forum to post this, but I know you tend to get quick resulst here so I thought I'd give it a go.

I have a tabel where I need to update a column, but I can only find the ID of that record by search a second table.

Basically the pseudo code query is...

Update table1 status='Effective' where table ID = X, X = table 1 child_id where table 2 master_id = '123456'

This is being executed on an Oracle DB.

Here is my attempt at the query, but I get a

error

 
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Keith,
This forum is fine - it's about SQL.

I remember having to do a nested query for the other table in updates in Oracle for it to work. It's been a while, but this looks familiar.
 
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or alternatively you can do this


 
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