Records updated by After Update Trigger #1 do not trigger After Update Trigger #2.

Trigger #1 causes changes to Record A to run an Update statement to update Record B

Trigger #2 creates a replication type update statement to be inserted into a different table.

Expectation is that the replication table should now have 2 records (1 for Record A and 1 for Record B). In reality it has only one.

asked 07 Jun '15, 12:43

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From your description I believe this is the expected behavior.

If Trigger #1 is modifying / updating Record B in the same table as Record A then the recursive / nested operation will not fire.

INSTEAD OF and AFTER triggers do not support recursion when called on the base table that they are assigned to. These triggers are allowed to operate on the base table without firing themselves again. However, if these triggers modify some other table that has a trigger, that trigger will be fired.

Nested and Recursive Triggers


answered 08 Jun '15, 09:32

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Edgar Sherman
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Thanks for the clarification.

Knowing this I did not assume the same would apply to different triggers on the same table.

Any workaround to achieve the desired results?

(08 Jun '15, 15:22) Jack

I'm not certain of the best way, but here are some thoughts.

1) Maybe use a before update trigger (in addition to the after update)? I think these will allow to call other triggers

2) Maybe create another table, in your after trigger dump the IDs of the records updated. On this other table have an instead of insert trigger that updates the "replication table"

(09 Jun '15, 10:51) Edgar Sherman
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