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How to avoid update all rows using MYSQL?

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How to avoid update all rows using MYSQL?
posted Apr 14, 2017 by Arun Angadi

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I want to update my sql database record and want to populate the value of previous record. So anybody can help me to get the previous value of the record to show when the update require.

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I have a table in Mysql DB like following

mysql> describe APPTBL;
+-------------+-------------+------+-----+---------+----------------+
| Field       | Type        | Null | Key | Default | Extra          |
+-------------+-------------+------+-----+---------+----------------+
| APP_ID      | int(11)     | NO   | PRI | NULL    | auto_increment |
| CREATE_DATE | date        | YES  |     | NULL    |                |
| CLOSE_DATE  | date        | YES  |     | NULL    |                |
| ACTION      | text        | YES  |     | NULL    |                |
+-------------+-------------+------+-----+---------+----------------+

While Starting of App, i am inserting the app details with CREATE_DATE and when it is closing, i am updating its CLOSE_DATE. But in case if user is restarting the app, i want to update NULL in place of CLOSE_DATE column. Here is my query,

mysql> update APPTBL set CLOSE_DATE = NULL where APP_ID = 1;
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.00 sec)
Rows matched: 1  Changed: 0  Warnings: 0
mysql> select * from APPTBL ;
+-----------+-------------+------------+------------+
|   APP_ID  | CREATE_DATE | CLOSE_DATE |   ACTION   |
+-----------+-------------+------------+------------+
|    1      |  2013-10-08 | NULL       | XXXXXYYYYY |
+-----------+-------------+------------+------------+
1 row in set (0.00 sec)

But why i am not getting any result in this??

mysql> select * from APPTBL where CLOSE_DATE = NULL;
Empty set (0.00 sec)

Also, as i am writhing a java program using this where

rs = st.executeQuery("update APPTBL set CLOSE_DATE = NULL where APP_ID = 1");
if(!rs.wasNull()){
   // Why it is coming here??
}
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