DB2 Error Code – -534 the primary key cannot be updated because of multiple row update

In this post, you’ll learn about the error message -534 the primary key cannot be updated because of multiple row update in the IBM DB2 database , the reason why it occurs along with the solution to fix it

IBM DB2 Error Message

-534 the primary key cannot be updated because of multiple row update

Reason for the Error

An UPDATE operation attempted to update a primary key on multiple rows of the object table.An UPDATE statement updating the primary key cannot be used to update more than one row of the object table.

Solution

Examine the search condition of the UPDATE statement to make sure that no more than one row of the object table is selected to be updated.