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Databases Modifying Data with SQL Updating Data in a Database Updating Data in a Database Review

Sebastiaan van Vugt
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Sebastiaan van Vugt
Python Development Techdegree Graduate 13,554 Points

replacing null values

The quiz question: Finish the following statement to replace NULL values with the value of "Cross-Platform".

UPDATE games SET platform = "Cross-Platform" WHERE id ... (1,4);

My Question: Replacing the 3 dots with "in" is accepted as the correct answer. Does that however not change platform to "Cross-Platform" independent of current entries being empty (Null)? This statement will simply update id 1 and 4 if I understand it correctly.

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
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You are exactly right, but the current table is shown in the example and you can clearly see that the items with id's 1 and 4 have "NULL" for the platform. So those are indeed the items that need to be updated.

If you were writing a query from scratch, you'd naturally want to test the current value in the WHERE clause; but the quiz question wanted to see if you could get the job done within the constrains given.