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mysql triggers cannot update rows in same table the trigger is assigned to sugg


mysql triggers cannot update rows in same table the trigger is assigned to sugg  using -'mysql,database,database-design,stored-procedures,triggers'

MySQL doesn't currently support updating rows in the same table the trigger is assigned to since the call could become recursive. Does anyone have suggestions on a good workaround/alternative? Right now my plan is to call a stored procedure that performs the logic I really wanted in a trigger, but I'd love to hear how others have gotten around this limitation.

Edit: A little more background as requested. I have a table that stores product attribute assignments. When a new parent product record is inserted, I'd like the trigger to perform a corresponding insert in the same table for each child record. This denormalization is necessary for performance. MySQL doesn't support this and throws:

Can't update table 'mytable' in stored function/trigger because it is already used by statement which invoked this stored function/trigger.  A long discussion on the issue on the MySQL forums basically lead to: Use a stored proc, which is what I went with for now.

Thanks in advance!
    
asked Oct 7, 2015 by sujata naik
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