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MS SQL Server - Update multiple rows at once

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In this article, we would like to show you how to update multiple rows at once in MS SQL Server.

Quick solution:

UPDATE [table_name]
SET [column1] = value1, [column2] = value2, [columnN] = valueN
WHERE condition;

Practical example

To show you how to update multiple rows at once, we will use the following users table:

MS SQL Server - example data used to count rows with NULL values
MS SQL Server - example data used to count rows with NULL values

Note:

At the end of this article you can find database preparation SQL queries.

Example

In this example, we will update department_id and salary value of the first three users from the users table.

Query

UPDATE [users]
SET [department_id] = 5, [salary] = 6000
WHERE [id] <= 3;

or

UPDATE [users[SET [department_id] = 5, [salary] = 6000 WHERE [id] = 1;
UPDATE [users[SET [department_id] = 5, [salary] = 6000 WHERE [id] = 2;
UPDATE [users[SET [department_id] = 5, [salary] = 6000 WHERE [id] = 3;

Result:

MS SQL Server - update multiple rows at once - result
MS SQL Server - update multiple rows at once - result

Database preparation

create_tables.sql file:

CREATE TABLE [users] (
	[id] INT IDENTITY(1,1),
	[name] VARCHAR(50) NOT NULL,
	[surname] VARCHAR(50) NOT NULL,
	[department_id] INT,
    [salary] DECIMAL(15,2) NOT NULL,
	PRIMARY KEY ([id])
);

insert_data.sql file:

INSERT INTO [users]
	( [name], [surname], [department_id], [salary])
VALUES
	('John', 'Stewart', 1, '6000'),
	('Chris', 'Brown', 2, '6000'),
	('Kate', 'Lewis', 3, '4000'),
	('Ailisa', 'Gomez', NULL, '4000'),
	('Gwendolyn', 'James', NULL, '4000'),
	('Simon', 'Collins', 4, '4000'),
	('Taylor', 'Martin', 2, '2000'),
	('Andrew', 'Thompson', NULL, '2000');

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MS SQL Server - Update multiple rows at once
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