FW: [Zope-DB] Re: How do you do update with multiple tables

Laura McCord Laura.McCord at doucet-austin.com
Fri Apr 30 16:08:12 EDT 2004

I was thinking the same thing and I tried that but doesn't that mean
that when I insert a new user I would have to know the pcid? When I
enter the user info I want it to be easy enough for the user to be able
to enter the name of the pc instead of the id. However, when I do the
update there is no pcid in the users table that will trigger the
users.pcname to update.

Make sense?


-----Original Message-----
From: zope-db-bounces at zope.org [mailto:zope-db-bounces at zope.org] On
Behalf Of Sean Fulmer
Sent: Friday, April 30, 2004 2:58 PM
To: zope-db at zope.org
Subject: [Zope-DB] Re: How do you do update with multiple tables

Laura McCord wrote:
> First of all, I am passing an argument 'pcname'.
> I have two tables that are linked by pcname
> Table Users        Table pcTable
> userid                 pcid
> username     |-------- pcname
> useremail    |         pcmake
> useroffice   |         pcmodel
> userpwd      |         pcserial
> pcname--------         
> If I want to update the pcname in the pcTable then I want the pcname
> in the users table to update as well. How is this done? This is what I

> have so far:
> update pcTable ,users
> set
> pcTable.pcname = '<dtml-var name="pcname" sql_quote>', pcTable.pcmake
> = '<dtml-var name="pcmake" sql_quote>', pcTable.pcmodel = '<dtml-var 
> name="pcmodel" sql_quote>', pcTable.pcserial = '<dtml-var 
> name="pcserial" sql_quote>', pcTable.pcmhz = '<dtml-var name="pcmhz" 
> sql_quote>', pcTable.pcmbram = '<dtml-var name="pcmbram" sql_quote>',
> pcTable.pc_oem_os = '<dtml-var name="pc_oem_os" sql_quote>',
> pcTable.pc_oem_os_key = '<dtml-var name="pc_oem_os_key" sql_quote>',
> pcTable.pc_ip_add = '<dtml-var name="pc_ip_add" sql_quote>',
> users.pcTable = '<dtml-var name="pcname" sql_quote>'
> where
> pcname = '<dtml-var name="pcname" sql_quote>'
> Is there something that I am forgetting?
> Thanks,
>  Laura

Hard to tell what you're forgetting if you don't say what kind of 
problem you're having (ie a detailed error message)

IMO, the correct thing to do would be add a pcid field to your user 
table. If you join your tables on pcid, then you only need to change 
pcname in one place.

Sean F

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