MySQL UPDATE Statement

The UPDATE statement is used to update any existing records in the table that matches the where clause.

Syntax for UPDATE statement

UPDATE table_name 
set column_1=value_1 
where condition;

We shall work on the following demo table.

empno name age role location
001 Andrew 30 Manager India
002 Beslin 28 Business Analyst India
003 Joanna 23 Senior Developer USA
004 Rayan 26 Technical Lead Canada

We shall write a query to update the record of the employeewith empno 002.

update employee
set name='Beslin Pajila'
where empno=002;

The update statement is not restricted to single record. If the condition satisfies multiple records then it will update all the records of the table.

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