Sql queries for updating a column

The general SQL is something like this: The trouble is that I get no results updated with the above.

If I modify the JOIN predicate so only one column instead of several columns is joined, everything works fine (albeit not correctly), but I need it to be joined or where'd on several columns.

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It is certainly more succinct where Celko’s book contains anecdotes and reasoning behind each rule as thoughtful prose.

It is easy to include this guide in Markdown format as a part of a project’s code base or reference it here for anyone on the project to freely read—much harder with a physical book.

You say you have 2 tables, but you show the definition for 3 tables. AND (C.column1, C.column2, C.column3) IS DISTINCT FROM (A.column1, B.column2, A.column1 B.column2) clause is optional to avoid empty updates that would not change anything (but still write a new row version at full cost).

You say you are attempting to create a table, but show the code for updating rows within an existing table. If your intent is to insert rows from A B into C, you likely want to use an INSERT statement. @ypercube already gave a basic explanation in his comment.

Does anyone see how the JOIN clause (or maybe a equivalent WHERE clause) could be written to get aggregate data with the multiple columns matching?