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Update two columns with one UPDATE command

How to update two columns in a table with one update command?

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We've been getting a number of questions like this recently. On the surface they seem simple. After digging into them for a while, they still seem simple.

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update daTable
   set Column1 = 9
     , Column2 = 37
 where Foo = 'Bar'

That wasn't so hard, was it.

This was first published in April 2007

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