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Merge command error [message #312340] Tue, 08 April 2008 10:47 Go to next message
boopathi.it
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When i am trying to execute the below statement it showing the invalid identifier error ... please help me out on this.

MERGE INTO EMP A USING emp1 b ON ( A.SAL = b.sal AND a.ename = b.ename )
WHEN MATCHED THEN
UPDATE SET a.sal = a.sal + 500
WHEN NOT MATCHED THEN
INSERT (a.ename,a.sal) VALUES ('ORACLE',800)
Re: Merge command error [message #312342 is a reply to message #312340] Tue, 08 April 2008 10:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Michel Cadot
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Search which identifier is invalid.
As we said in one of your previous post, either use standard scott's tables or post your table definitions.

In addition, copy and paste your session and format it.
But this has already been told you.

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Michel
Merge in oracle [message #312343 is a reply to message #312340] Tue, 08 April 2008 10:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
boopathi.it
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When i am trying to execute the below statement it showing the invalid identifier error ... please help me out on this.

MERGE INTO EMP A USING emp1 b ON ( A.SAL = b.sal AND a.ename = b.ename )
WHEN MATCHED THEN
UPDATE SET a.sal = a.sal + 500
WHEN NOT MATCHED THEN
INSERT (a.ename,a.sal) VALUES ('ORACLE',800)
Re: Merge in oracle [message #312346 is a reply to message #312343] Tue, 08 April 2008 10:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Michel Cadot
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Why do you post this multiple times?

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Michel
Re: Merge command error [message #312520 is a reply to message #312340] Wed, 09 April 2008 02:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
boopathi.it
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It saying b.ename is an invalid identifier but ename column is exist in emp1 table.

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SQL> MERGE INTO EMP A USING emp1 b ON ( A.SAL = b.sal AND a.ename = b.ename )
WHEN MATCHED THEN
UPDATE SET a.sal = a.sal + 500
WHEN NOT MATCHED THEN
INSERT (b.ename,b.sal) VALUES ('ORACLE',800)  2    3    4    5  ;
INSERT (b.ename,b.sal) VALUES ('ORACLE',800)
        *
ERROR at line 5:
ORA-00904: "B"."ENAME": invalid identifier

[Updated on: Wed, 09 April 2008 02:28]

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Re: Merge command error [message #312529 is a reply to message #312520] Wed, 09 April 2008 02:48 Go to previous message
Michel Cadot
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Don't qualify your identifiers as for insert.
It is obvious for Oracle where you insert, and it is NOT in b.

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Michel
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