INTELLIGENT WORK FORUMS
FOR COMPUTER PROFESSIONALS

Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you a
Computer / IT professional?
Join Tek-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!

*Tek-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Jobs

Limit Number of Records In Table Based on Column Value

Limit Number of Records In Table Based on Column Value

(OP)
Is there a way to limit the number of records in a table for a value of one of the columns?
Say I have a column named BoxID.
I want to limit the number of records in this table that have BoxID = 'ABC' to 2 records.
You could think of this as an Invoice Detail table where I don't want there to be more than 2 records with BoxID of 'ABC'
Would something like this work?
Insert into Table ... Where (Select Count(1) From Table Where BoxID = 'ABC' Group By BoxID) < 2
Is there another approach?

Auguy
Sylvania/Toledo Ohio

RE: Limit Number of Records In Table Based on Column Value

(OP)
Sorry, posted in wrong forum
Will re-post in correct forum

Auguy
Sylvania/Toledo Ohio

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Tek-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Tek-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Tek-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Tek-Tips and talk with other members!

Resources

Close Box

Join Tek-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical computer professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Tek-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close