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Insert Into with nested Selects


Insert Into with nested Selects

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Hello,

I have a table HemAnimal and a table HemTransfer.

For some reason there is no row created in the table HemTransfer when an animal is added to the database by the program.

So I need to manually create the HemTransfer event. I would like to do this using a script instead of copy row, paste row and edit fields manually.

I came up with this:

Use Lely
Set Identity_Insert dbo.HemTransfer ON
Insert into dbo.HemTransfer (TraTrtId,TraAniId,TraDate)
Values (2,(Select HemAnimal.AniId Where HemAnimal.AniUserNumber = 123456),(Select HemAnimal.AniBirthday Where HemAnimal.AniUserNumber = 123456))
Set Identity_Insert dbo.HemTransfer OFF

Basically this says "Create a row and set the transfer type to birthday, get the ID from the HemAnimal table where the Animal Number is 123456, set the transfer date equal to the Animals birthdate from the HemAnimal table for Animal 123456."

I get this error:

Msg 4104, Level 16, State 1, Line 4
The multi-part identifier "HemAnimal.AniUserNumber" could not be bound.
Msg 4104, Level 16, State 1, Line 4
The multi-part identifier "HemAnimal.AniId" could not be bound.
Msg 4104, Level 16, State 1, Line 4
The multi-part identifier "HemAnimal.AniUserNumber" could not be bound.
Msg 4104, Level 16, State 1, Line 4
The multi-part identifier "HemAnimal.AniBirthday" could not be bound.

What am I doing wrong?
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Your subselects don't have a FROM


Select HemAnimal.AniId Where HemAnimal.AniUserNumber = 123456



It seems that your inserts are over complicated but without more details about the tables and what you are trying to do it is difficult to offer any direction.

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Sean is right, you're overcomplicating things. You can use INSERT INTO...SELECT instead of values.

INSERT INTO dbo.HemTransfer (
TraTrtId
,TraAniId
,TraDate
)
SELECT 2
,ha.AniId
,ha.AniBirthday
FROM HemAnimal ha --This is a guess
WHERE ha.AniUserNumber = 123456




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Try the following:



Use Lely;
GO

Set Identity_Insert dbo.HemTransfer ON;
go

Insert into dbo.HemTransfer (TraTrtId,TraAniId,TraDate)
Select 2, HemAnimal.AniId, HemAnimal.AniBirthday from HemAnimal Where HemAnimal.AniUserNumber = 123456;
go

Set Identity_Insert dbo.HemTransfer OFF;
go




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Why are we inserting into an IDENTITY column???? ErmmBlinkCryingPinchSick

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Jeff Moden (4/7/2014)
Why are we inserting into an IDENTITY column???? ErmmBlinkCryingPinchSick


Sounds to me like the OP is going inserting data that was missed in the original programming. Therefore you need to insert those values into the identity column to ensure RI.

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Sean Lange (4/7/2014)
Jeff Moden (4/7/2014)
Why are we inserting into an IDENTITY column???? ErmmBlinkCryingPinchSick


Sounds to me like the OP is going inserting data that was missed in the original programming. Therefore you need to insert those values into the identity column to ensure RI.


I hope that's the reason and not some misconception that PK reusage is a good idea or worse. I'm hoping the OP will answer on this one.

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