I am trying to copy data from TableA into a history/archive table, TableB. TableA and TableB are exactly alike,...
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except TableB contains a field "Archive_ID" which does not exist in TableA. How do I get past this? I tried the following statement:
INSERT INTO TABLEB SELECT * FROM TABLEA
In an INSERT INTO... SELECT statement, the columns in the SELECT clause must match the number and the data types (loosely) of the columns in the INSERT INTO clause. To illustrate, here are two sample tables:
create table TableA ( Stuff numeric(5), MoreStuff varchar(30) ); create table TableB ( Stuff numeric(5), MoreStuff varchar(30), ExtraColumn numeric(5) );
insert into TableB (Stuff, MoreStuff) select * from TableA; insert into TableB select Stuff, MoreStuff, null from TableA;
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