Unanswered: Running UPDATE statements in parallel on the same table
Does an UPDATE statment lock the entire table or just the rows that will be affected by the UPDATE?
I ask because -
Can I run UPDATE statements in parallel on the same table on the same column. The need for doing this is because the table is a large fact table. I plan to execute the same UPDATE statements on different time sections of the data to expedite the processing.
If the UPDATE statment lock the entire table then I cannot run an UPDATE in parallel. If the UPDATE statement just locks the rows that will be affected then maybe I can because rows affected will be different for each UPDATE.