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Trigger operation conditions

Syntax
trigger-operation:
INSERTING 
| DELETING
| UPDATING [ ( column-name-string ) ] 
| UPDATE ( column-name )
Remarks

Trigger-operation conditions can be used only in triggers, to carry out actions depending on the kind of action that caused the trigger to fire.

The argument for UPDATING is a quoted string (for example, UPDATING( 'mycolumn' )). The argument for UPDATE is an identifier (for example, UPDATE( mycolumn )). The two versions are interoperable, and are included for compatibility with SQL dialects of other vendors' DBMS.

If you supply an UPDATING or UPDATE function, you must also supply a REFERENCING clause in the CREATE TRIGGER statement to avoid syntax errors.

Example

The following trigger displays a message showing which action caused the trigger to fire.

CREATE TRIGGER tr BEFORE INSERT, UPDATE, DELETE
ON sample_table
REFERENCING OLD AS t1old
FOR EACH ROW
BEGIN
    DECLARE msg varchar(255);
    SET msg = 'This trigger was fired by an ';
    IF INSERTING THEN
        SET msg = msg || 'insert'
    ELSEIF DELETING THEN
        set msg = msg || 'delete'
    ELSEIF UPDATING THEN
        set msg = msg || 'update'
    END IF;
    MESSAGE msg TO CLIENT
END;
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