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How To Insert Multiple Rows with One INSERT Statement?

If you want to insert multiple rows with a single INSERT statement, you can use a subquery instead of the VALUES clause. Rows returned from the subquery will be inserted the target table.

The following tutorial exercise gives a good example:

INSERT INTO fyi_links
  SELECT department_id, department_name||'.com', NULL, NULL,
    SYSDATE FROM departments WHERE department_id >= 250;
3 row created.

SELECT * FROM fyi_links;
   ID URL                      NOTES     COUNTS CREATED
----- ------------------------ -------- ------- ---------
  101 http://dev.fyicenter.com NULL           0 30-Apr-06
  102 http://dba.fyicenter.com NULL           0 07-MAY-06
  103 http://sqa.fyicenter.com NULL     NULL    07-MAY-06  
  250 Retail Sales.com         NULL     NULL    07-MAY-06
  260 Recruiting.com           NULL     NULL    07-MAY-06
  270 Payroll.com              NULL     NULL    07-MAY-06

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  1. What Are DML Statements?
  2. How To Create a Testing Table?
  3. How To Set Up SQL*Plus Output Format?
  4. How To Insert a New Row into a Table?
  5. How To Specify Default Values in INSERT Statement?
  6. How To Omit Columns with Default Values in INSERT Statement?
  7. How To Insert Multiple Rows with One INSERT Statement?
  8. How To Update Values in a Table?
  9. How To Update Values on Multiple Rows?
  10. How To Use Existing Values in UPDATE Statements?
  11. How To Use Values from Other Tables in UPDATE Statements?
  12. What Happens If the UPDATE Subquery Returns Multiple Rows?
  13. How To Delete an Existing Row from a Table?
  14. How To Delete Multiple Rows from a Table?
  15. How To Delete All Rows from a Table?

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