Is it possible to use UPDATE query with LIMIT in MySQL?

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Yes, it is possible to use UPDATE query with LIMIT in MySQL. Let us see how.

For our example, we will first create a table. The CREATE command is used to create a table.

mysql>CREATE table tblUpdateLimit
-> (
-> id int,
-> name varchar(100)
-> );
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.53 sec)

Records are inserted with the help of INSERT command.

mysql>INSERT into tblUpdateLimit values(1,'John');
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.54 sec)

mysql>INSERT into tblUpdateLimit values(2,'Carol');
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.12 sec)

mysql>INSERT into tblUpdateLimit values(3,'Smith');
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.10 sec)

mysql>INSERT into tblUpdateLimit values(4,'Kayle');
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.44 sec)

mysql>INSERT into tblUpdateLimit values(5,'David');
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.13 sec)

mysql>INSERT into tblUpdateLimit values(6,'Jason');
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.18 sec)

mysql>INSERT into tblUpdateLimit values(7,'Larry');
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.15 sec)

mysql>INSERT into tblUpdateLimit values(8,'Serhat');
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.15 sec)

mysql>INSERT into tblUpdateLimit values(9,'Winny');
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.18 sec)

To display the above table, here is the query.

mysql> SELECT *from tblUpdateLimit;

The following is the output.

+------+--------+
| id   |name    |
+------+--------+
| 1    | John   |
| 2    | Carol  |
| 3    | Smith  |
| 4    | Kayle  |
| 5    | David  |
| 6    | Jason  |
| 7    | Larry  |
| 8    | Serhat |
| 9    | Winny  |
+------+--------+
9 rows in set (0.00 sec)

Let us now see the syntax to use UPDATE query with limit.

UPDATE yourTableName SET column_name='some value’'
WHERE column_name1 IN (
SELECT column_name1 FROM (
select column_name1 from yourTableName order by column_name1 asc limit integerValue,integerValue)
anyAliasName );

Implementing the query now to fulfil our purpose and using it to set the name ‘Adam’, with limit 7.

mysql> UPDATE tblUpdateLimit SET name = 'Adam'
-> WHERE id IN (
SELECT id FROM ( select id from tblUpdateLimit order by id asc limit 0,7)l);
Query OK, 7 rows affected (0.27 sec)
Rows matched: 7 Changed: 7 Warnings: 0

Check whether the table is updated or not.

mysql> SELECT *from tblUpdateLimit;

Here is the output.

+------+--------+
| id   | name   |
+------+--------+
| 1    | Adam   |
| 2    | Adam   | 
| 3    | Adam   |
| 4    | Adam   |
| 5    | Adam   |
| 6    | Adam   |
| 7    | Adam   |
| 8    | Serhat |
| 9    | Winny  |
+------+--------+
9 rows in set (0.00 sec)
raja
Published on 20-Nov-2018 07:19:15
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