What is the correct UPDATE query for MySQL?

This question is in reference to Atlassian Documentation: Unable to move issue to another Issue Type due to 'The issue type selected is invalid' error

I am trying to run this update query:

INSERT INTO optionconfiguration VALUES ((SELECT MAX(id)+1 FROM optionconfiguration), 'issuetype', '10004', 10000, (SELECT MAX(sequence)+1 FROM optionconfiguration WHERE fieldconfig=10000));

 

And I am getting an error:

INSERT INTO optionconfiguration VALUES ((SELECT MAX(id)+1 FROM optionconfiguration), 'issuetype', '10004', 10000, (SELECT MAX(sequence)+1 FROM optionconfiguration WHERE fieldconfig=10000)) Error Code: 1093. You can't specify target table 'optionconfiguration' for update in FROM clause 0,035 sec

I think its related to this issue with inner queries. Any idea how to turn this SQL statement to correct one?

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The error is likely due to the fact that you are referencing the same table in the INSERT and the subqueries.  All I can suggest offhand is inserting into a temporary table, then inserting the result(s) to optionconfiguration.

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