Updating multiple rows at a time in sql server

03 Sep

If you're attempting to update a single distinct row with each statement, no, you can't do that within a single statement in SQL Server.

You would need a separate UPDATE statement for each.

Because transaction logs are not recorded for table-valued parameters, performance improves.

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In this article I will show you the most common methods of using the UPDATE statement.

In previous versions of SQL Server, if I needed to update numerous rows of data, I used a temporary table.

Suppose, for example, that thousands of transactions needed their transaction dates updated.

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I am trying to update multiple rows with different values, but don't need to match any specific ID.