Import someone else's data.
DROP TABLE employeeParking; DROP TABLE employeeCopy;
CREATE TABLE employeeParking( id TEXT, parkingSpace TEXT ); INSERT INTO employeeParking VALUES ('E01','F8'); INSERT INTO employeeParking VALUES ('E02','G22'); INSERT INTO employeeParking VALUES ('E03','F7'); CREATE TABLE employeeCopy ( id TEXT, name VARCHAR(20), phone INTEGER ); INSERT INTO employeeCopy VALUES ('E01','Harpo',2753); INSERT INTO employeeCopy VALUES ('E02','Zeppo',2754); INSERT INTO employeeCopy VALUES ('E03','Groucho',2755);
To allow data to be imported into your system a mimic of your system can be made and then all that needs to be done is the rows from the old copy have to be deleted and then the table can be refilled with the fresh imported copy.
This method is not completely ideal but is efficient as a temporary measure until an up to date version of the table is made.
CREATE VIEW copy AS SELECT employeeParking.id, COALESCE(name, employeeParking.id) AS name, COALESCE(phone, 'Not Available') AS phone, parkingSpace FROM employeeParking LEFT OUTER JOIN employeeCopy ON (employeeParking.id = employeeCopy.id)
Hack 55 Import Someone Else's Data