Top Keyword With Update Statement In SQL
In this article i will explain how to use the top keyword in a update query to update only the top few records for a specific condition.
Basically, most of us know about top, we can use it in a select query to get the top element from the query. But TOP can also be used with Insert, Delete and Update commands for the table as well. We will see how we can use TOP with Update statement.
Update top (N) <Table Name> set Colmn1=<value>
where N represents number of records.
We have table named Employee.
To update TOP 2 employee from Employee Table and update salary from 20,000 to 30,000 and L_Name to XXX.