Mysql – INSERT with SELECT

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I have a query that inserts using a SELECT statement:

INSERT INTO courses (name, location, gid) 
SELECT name, location, gid 
FROM courses 
WHERE cid = $cid

Is it possible to only select "name, location" for the insert, and set gid to something else in the query?

Best Solution

Yes, absolutely, but check your syntax.

INSERT INTO courses (name, location, gid)
SELECT name, location, 1
FROM   courses
WHERE  cid = 2

You can put a constant of the same type as gid in its place, not just 1, of course. And, I just made up the cid value.