Write faster upgrade code

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Business value

Using a new language construct, developers can write faster upgrade code when they want to move a field (with data) from one table to another.

Feature details

When refactoring an app, it's common to move a field from one table to another. With this feature, the developer can copy the data from the old field to the new field in a set-based manner without the need to write a loop. This makes upgrade code significantly faster.