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Posted: January 30, 2012 in SQL Server
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If you need to update data of a table (DestinationTable) with data of another table (SourceTable) there are 3 ways you can get this done in SQL.

Method 1

This is the most common and simple way with using a sub query.

  1. UPDATE DestinationTable SET DestinationColumn =
  2.     (SELECT ValueColumn FROM SourceTable WHERE DestinationTable.MappingColumn = SourceTable.MappingColumn)


Method 2

This users the most common FROM clause to join the two tables as shown below.

  1. UPDATE DestinationTable SET DestinationColumn = SourceTable.ValueColumn
  2. FROM SourceTable
  3. WHERE DestinationTable.MappingColumn = SourceTable.MappingColumn


Method 3

Last method mentioned below uses the join clause to join both the tables to make the update happen properly.

  1. UPDATE DestinationTable SET DestinationColumn = SourceTable.ValueColumn
  2. FROM DestinationTable
  3. INNER JOIN SourceTable ON DestinationTable.MappingColumn = SourceTable.MappingColumn


Hope these helps.

Recently I needed to update the OS of the BlackBerry 8900 Curve device from to
To do this first you need to download the BlackBerry Desktop Manager Latest Version (5.0) and the OS required (
You can download the files required at,
Desktop Manager
and select the desktop manager software and download it.
Downloading the correct OS is bit tricky. You need find the correct version for the service provider (Dialog Sri Lanka, T-Mobile, Rogers, etc…). All the available service providers are listed in the above link.
When the download is complete you will get a file similar to 8900jEastAsia_PBr4.6.1_rel378_PL4.2.0.113_A4.6.1.250_Dialog_Sri_Lanka.exe
After completing the download, first install the Desktop Manager and then run the executable (8900jEastAsia_PBr4.6.1_rel378_PL4.2.0.113_A4.6.1.250_Dialog_Sri_Lanka.exe) of the OS. That will add the OS files to a place where desktop manager can use them to update the device.
Browse to the place where the Desktop Manager is installed (C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\AppLoader), then delete the "Vendor.xml".
Now run the "Loader.exe" to start the application loading process. Make sure your BlackBerry is connected to the computer. In the second screen you need to select the connection which your device is using (for e.g. USB).

Then after few clicks of the next button the wizard will start installing the new OS to the device.
It will take about 25 minutes to complete the updation process. While that is happening make sure that you are not pressing any buttons on the phone and as also make sure you keep the USB connection alive.
After sometime the BlackBerry will get restarted with the new OS. Enjoy.
I you are having any problems please contact me, I may be able to help you.