Note: You cannot run an update query in a Web browser.If you want to run an update query in an Access Web database, you must first open the database by using Access. If you are using an Access web app, you can use data macros to update or change existing data in a set of records.As a best practice, there are two main steps that you must follow to create and run an update query: create a select query that identifies the records that you want to update, and then convert that query to an update query that you can run to update the records.

This is useful if there is need to search and replace a text string which affects many records or rows, such as change of company name, postcode, URL or spelling mistake.

The syntax of REPLACE is: My SQL reference describes REPLACE as function that returns the string text_string with all occurrences of the string from_string replaced by the string to_string, where matching is case-sensitive when searching for from_string.

text_string can be retrieved from the a field in the database table too.

This article describes how to create and run an update query in an Access desktop database.

You use an update query when you have to update or change existing data in a set of records.

You cannot use an update query to add new records to a database, or to delete entire records from a database.To add new records to a database you use an append query, and to delete whole records from a database you use a delete query.Most SQL command can use REPLACE() function, especially SELECT and UPDATE manipulation statement.There were two authors that had "Salt Lake City" in the CITY field.Now that field holds "Olympic Lake City" for those two authors.The CITY field is unchanged for all the other authors.