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SQL | Triggers exercise | Create a trigger to stop people deleting UK events
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The aim of this exercise it to stop anyone deleting events which happened in the UK (country number 7). To do this create a trigger which operates on the tblEvent table.
Use INSTEAD OF UPDATE rather than AFTER UPDATE, so that the deletion won't occur unless you specifically authorise it.
In your trigger, create and set the value of the following two variables from the deleted table:
|Variable||What it should contain|
|@EventId||The number of the event someone is trying to delete|
|@CountryId||The country number in which this event took place.|
If this event didn't take place in country id number 7, delete it:
-- if country is not UK (7), allow deletion
IF @CountryId <> 7
WHERE EventId = @EventId
Test that your query works by deleting events which did and didn't happen in the UK.
Be careful! When doing this manually by editing rows, the number of rows reported can be wrong. You may need to close your table and then re-open it to check that UK events haven't been deleted.
Optionally, save this query as Brexit events.sql, then close it down.