Use the @@ROWCOUNT function to return the number of inserted rows to the client application. If ANSI_PADDING is set to OFF, all trailing spaces are removed from data inserted into varchar and nvarchar columns, except in strings that contain only spaces. If ANSI_PADDING is set to ON, trailing spaces are inserted.
For more information, see @@ROWCOUNT (Transact-SQL). Variable names can be used in UPDATE statements to show the old and new values affected, but this should be used only when the UPDATE statement affects a single record. The Microsoft SQL Server ODBC driver and OLE DB Provider for SQL Server automatically set ANSI_PADDING ON for each connection.
Specifies the temporary named result set or view, also known as common table expression (CTE), defined within the scope of the UPDATE statement.
The CTE result set is derived from a simple query and is referenced by UPDATE statement.
The OUTPUT clause is not supported in any DML statements that target remote tables or views.
For more information, see OUTPUT Clause (Transact-SQL).
The results of an UPDATE statement are undefined if the statement includes a FROM clause that is not specified in such a way that only one value is available for each column occurrence that is updated, that is if the UPDATE statement is not deterministic. Modifying a text, ntext, or image column with UPDATE initializes the column, assigns a valid text pointer to it, and allocates at least one data page, unless the column is being updated with NULL.
For example, in the UPDATE statement in the following script, both rows in USE Adventure Works2012; GO IF OBJECT_ID ('dbo. To replace or modify large blocks of text, ntext, or image data, use WRITETEXT or UPDATETEXT instead of the UPDATE statement.FROM Specifies that a table, view, or derived table source is used to provide the criteria for the update operation. If the object being updated is the same as the object in the FROM clause and there is only one reference to the object in the FROM clause, an object alias may or may not be specified.If the object being updated appears more than one time in the FROM clause, one, and only one, reference to the object must not specify a table alias.Table1', ' U') IS NOT NULL DROP TABLE dbo. Table2', ' U') IS NOT NULL DROP TABLE dbo. Table1 (Col A int NOT NULL, Col B decimal(10,3) NOT NULL); GO CREATE TABLE dbo. If the UPDATE statement could change more than one row while updating both the clustering key and one or more text, ntext, or image columns, the partial update to these columns is executed as a full replacement of the values.Table2 (Col A int PRIMARY KEY NOT NULL, Col B decimal(10,3) NOT NULL); GO INSERT INTO dbo. Important The ntext, text, and image data types will be removed in a future version of Microsoft SQL Server.Note Any call to OPENDATASOURCE, OPENQUERY, or OPENROWSET in the FROM clause is evaluated separately and independently from any call to these functions used as the target of the update, even if identical arguments are supplied to the two calls.