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REPLACE

The REPLACE statement is semantically a combined DELETE+INSERT statement. It can be used to simplify application code.

Synopsis

ReplaceIntoStmt:

ReplaceIntoStmt

PriorityOpt:

PriorityOpt

IntoOpt:

IntoOpt

TableName:

TableName

InsertValues:

InsertValues

Examples

mysql> CREATE TABLE t1 (id INT NOT NULL PRIMARY KEY AUTO_INCREMENT, c1 INT NOT NULL);
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.12 sec)

mysql> INSERT INTO t1 (c1) VALUES (1), (2), (3);
Query OK, 3 rows affected (0.02 sec)
Records: 3  Duplicates: 0  Warnings: 0

mysql> SELECT * FROM t1;
+----+----+
| id | c1 |
+----+----+
|  1 |  1 |
|  2 |  2 |
|  3 |  3 |
+----+----+
3 rows in set (0.00 sec)

mysql> REPLACE INTO t1 (id, c1) VALUES(3, 99);
Query OK, 2 rows affected (0.01 sec)

mysql> SELECT * FROM t1;
+----+----+
| id | c1 |
+----+----+
|  1 |  1 |
|  2 |  2 |
|  3 | 99 |
+----+----+
3 rows in set (0.00 sec)

MySQL compatibility

This statement is understood to be fully compatible with MySQL. Any compatibility differences should be reported via an issue on GitHub.

See also