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Mysql how to move fields from one table to another

     
11:45 am on Oct 4, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I have a database that got hacked. Resulted in my deleting contents of field A in a database. Have a backup copy of the database from a week ago. If each record has a unique identifier say in field B, how can I do this:
From backup, select all field A.
Insert into live database, all field A's where field B=field B from backup.

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12:28 pm on Oct 4, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I think this will work but have not checked the syntax :

update tablea, tableb set tablea.cola=tableb.cola where tablea.colb=tableb.colb
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Just realised you have the data in a seperate database. Never done this but I think the following should work :

update db1.table, db2.table set db1.table.cola=db2.table.cola where db1.table.colb=db2.table.colb

If ir doesn't just dump the table you need from the backup using mysldump and then import it into the original database using a different name and use the SQL in my first post.
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Make backups first huh? :)

Thanks, I'll give it a whirl. Firstoption looks the most promising.
8:32 pm on Oct 4, 2011 (gmt 0)

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You're probably going to want to learn the "INSERT INTO ... SELECT" syntax:
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/insert-select.html [dev.mysql.com]
 

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