MySQL UPDATE Statement

The UPDATE statement is used to update data in a database table. When using the UPDATE statement, you specify the table name, the field to be updated, and its new value.

The above statement updates record 204 to have a last name of "Flanders". This results in "Marge Rubble" becoming "Marge Flanders".

If we run a SELECT statement before and after the UPDATE statement, here's the result.


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Update Multiple Fields

You can update multiple fields by using a comma to separate each field assignment. Like this:


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The examples on this page use the Sakila sample database.