SQL Function used to alter an existing table object.

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MySql - Update the defualt table schema on production server

The story starts with a MySql table called table on the production server: As you can see, I f***ed up when specifying defaults - 0000-00-00 00:00:00 is not a valid MySql datetime. I need to ...
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MySQL - Alter Table Fails As Workbench Tries To Create Existing Table

I have been trying to add another column to a table in my database using MySQL Workbench. This generates an 'ALTER TABLE' command which then fails as it fails attempting a 'CREATE TABLE, which it ...
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Is DROP/ADD UNIQUE constraint in ALTER TABLE atomic?

I have a UNIQUE constraint of a number of fields on a table. Image that I want to change the fields in this constraint (remove one field). Normally I would do something like: DROP INDEX unique_name ...
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Renaming a column in a materialized view with an unknown name

I have a materialized view with an unknown column name, and I need to give that column a name. I can't just recreate the view because it took a long time to create. dba=# \d temp_name_relationships; ...
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SET sql_log_bin = 0 in RDS MYSQL 5.6

I have moved into RDS MYSQL 5.6 and now I have a problem. I have 5 read replicas and a/z master. I am trying to alter a table and want to change a column value and also on some tables I want to add a ...
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How can I add a rowversion column to a large table with minimal downtime

Using SQL Server 2008 and later, I want to add a rowversion column to a large table however when I simply ALTER TABLE [Tablename] ADD Rowversion [Rowversion] NOT NULL Then the table is unavailable ...
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How do I swap tables in MySQL?

Suppose, I have a table foo, which contains some statistics that are computed every now and then. It is heavily used by other queries. That's why I want to compute more recent statistics in foo_new ...
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Why am I seeing `ERROR 1290 (HY000)` when altering my table?

When I run the following statements on my test_date table, I get error ERROR 1290 (HY000): desc test_date; +------------+-----------+------+-----+-------------------+-------+ | Field | Type ...
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alter column size take very long time?

I have a table with 45M rows (45 GB data space and 2GB Index space). I added a new column and it finished instantly. alter table T add C char(25) Then I found the size is too small so I run the ...
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Change date precision values

Exposition: I have an oracle database table with date format as 'mm/dd/yyyy' and an unique constraint that contains the date column. My issue is that I can't seem to find a method to change the ...
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MySQL 5.6 Online DDL lead to to much table-metadata-locks when I just add index

It's normal that table-metadata-lock shows up for a short time when ALTER TABLE t add index ... starts and ends. But I have encountered all DML operations blocked in Waiting for table metadata lock, ...
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Does alter column change datatype use tempdb version store?

I was running alter column from INT to BIGINT, my table size is 250 GB and after 1 hour I got the version store error because tempdb was full. As far as I know it only takes your memory pages and log ...
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Adding and populating column in Postgres with data from existing column

I have a TEXT column in one of my existing database tables that holds both domain names and IP addresses. I'd like to add a new column to the existing table that's of type INET and populate it with ...
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Recreate a table that was deleted during an ALTER statement (errno: -1)?

For the third time in the past 2-3 weeks I've gotten the following message during an ALTER statement: Error 2013: Lost connection to MySQL server during query SQL Statement: ALTER TABLE `...
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Why does ALTER COLUMN to NOT NULL cause massive log file growth?

I have a table with 64m rows taking 4.3 GB on disk for its data. Each row is about 30 bytes of integer columns, plus a variable NVARCHAR(255) column for text. I added a a NULLABLE column with data-...
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Table size is not changed after new column is added

I am trying to check how the table size is going to be increased after adding new column with default values. I use the following default values: NULL, ''(empty string) and some text(some random text)...
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Will dropping text column on SQL Server 2014 lock the table?

I have been tasked to drop a text column from a production SQL Server 2014 table. The table contains 61,683,821 records. Question: will dropping the column lock the table (or cause similar ...
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Alter table add column like another column syntax

I was looking into MySQL specification, but couldn't find any solution to my problem. I want to clone specific columns in several tables like this: ALTER TABLE `table` ADD COLUMN `new_column` LIKE `...
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How to add Subpartition to all partitions

I believe adding sub-partition in Oracle 11g is easy ALTER TABLE PART_TEST modify partition OCT19 add subpartition OCT19AXCS values ('AXCS'); I have close to 250 partitions..namely jan07 feb07 ... ...
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Database “frozen” on ALTER TABLE

Our production environment just froze* this morning for a while when altering a table, adding a column actually. Offending SQL:ALTER TABLE cliente ADD COLUMN topicos character varying(20)[]; * ...
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Mysql takes more tmp space than the table size

I have a mysql table with 2.8GB data+index size. I wanted to add a column to the table and it was failing due to insufficient space on /tmp. When I looked at the size available on /tmp it was 3.9GB. ...
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Alter - Subpartition a partitioned table

I have a table which is partitioned by RANGE on DATE key CREATE TABLE T1 DOC_ID VARCHAR NOT NULL. STATE VARCHAR ... DOC_DATE ... PARTITION BY RANGE (DOC_DATE)( PARTITION feb16 VALUES LESS ...
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How to add a foreign key constraint to a postgresql table

I have a postgresql table called Message. It's columns are text and creation_time. How do I alter this table such that a new column called sender is added to it, which is a foreign key on the User ...
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InnoDB, Writing TRIGGER to INSERT into tables

Table1 "user_address" Field "u_id" Field "street_name" Field "locality_name" Table2 "street_master" Field "s_id" Field "s_name" I am supposed to write a trigger which BEFORE INSERT ON user_address(...
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Altering a large table to INNODB

I have a table of 4GB(18 Million Rows) in MYISAM Engine on one of my slave server, and I want to convert it to INNODB Engine, the server is replicating from a master. I tried to use the pt-online-...
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oracle : Effect of inserting new rows when row movement is enabled

I have a table which is partitioned by key. I want to move few records (which I require later) to another partition so that I can drop this partition and get some free space. I am enabling row ...
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Manual postgres migration for Django (python) app

I have a Django (python) data model called Message: class Message(models.Model): text = models.CharField(max_length=50) sending_time = models.DateTimeField(auto_now_add=True) I added sender ...
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I need to run VACUUM FULL with no available disk space

I have one table that is taking up close to 90% of hd space on our server. I have decided to drop a few columns to free up space. But I need to return the space to the OS. The problem, though, is ...
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How to run ALTER TABLE on a list of tables sequentially in a function

I have a schema (called import) where data are imported as tables, and a function that processes them all. After that I want to move these tables away in another schema (called data_archive). The ...
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Cannot ALTER TABLE

I have a particular table that I cannot add a key for: mysql> ALTER TABLE tasks ADD KEY `fruitful_user_count` (`user_id`, `is_fruitful`); ERROR 1034 (HY000): Incorrect key file for table 'tasks'; ...
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Automatic migration failed on Azure Database

I am using Entity Framework 6.1.1. The database has three million records; migration has to change the precision of a column of type decimal. The migration timeout window is set to the maximum value, ...
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MySQL Cluster “ALTER ONLINE TABLE … STORAGE MEMORY” doubt

I have a MySQL Cluster database where the data is both in-memory and written to disk. I'm trying to understand the ALTER ONLINE TABLE ... STORAGE MEMORY statement, so that I can use this technique to ...
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Update statement is giving an invalid column name error, even though the column exists

I have a temporary table created at the beginning of this stored procedure. It is created successfully and can be selected from and inserted to. Here is the create statement CREATE TABLE #...
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MS Access: adding column if not exist (or try/catch it)

this is an easy question, but I can't find out the solution... I have to check if a column exists and add it if the test is negative. How can I do with only sql code? This is the syntax for SQL ...
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How move MySql table to another disk?

According to this it is impossible to use alter table for moving tables. So if I understand correctlly - to move table it is neccessary to do: Create new table Copy all row from old one drop old ...
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Changing a column from NOT NULL to NULL - What's going on under the hood?

We have a table with 2.3B rows in it. We'd like to change a column from NOT NULL to NULL. The column is contained in one index (not the clustered or PK index). The data type isn't changing (it's an ...
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Modify all tables in a database with a single command

Is there a single or a one line command to modify all tables within a database. I would like to issue this command in every table within a database: ALTER TABLE `table_name` CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET ...
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Mysql (Ver 14.14/Redhat): is a new column with default values efficient on column creation?

I want to add a new column to my production database. I would like to add a default value in order to prevent all the if not null and ... business in all my queries (both new and old). What order of ...
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How to delete a column named grave accent in MySQL

As title. Every time when I try to execute the query: ALTER TABLE tablename DROP COLUMN ``` I got syntax error, which is understandable. So, what should I do to delete this column whose name is ...
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What should be the best practice to alter the table using the script to shift columns

I have a MySQL table which has columns 93 in it. All first 92 columns are INT(11) and the last column is of type DATE. |number|0|1|2|3........|88|89|90|ddate| | | | | | ........| | | | | ...
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Galera Cluster crashes because of “ALTER TABLE” statement?

We use on RHEL7 # rpm -qa | grep maria mariadb-5.5.41-2.el7_0.x86_64 mariadb-galera-common-5.5.41-2.el7ost.x86_64 mariadb-galera-server-5.5.41-2.el7ost.x86_64 Do I analyze logs correct that Galera ...
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How long will it take to rename table

How long will it take to rename a table with a size of 219 GB? This is the specification of our server: Memory: 65 GB Available disk space: 266 GB MySQL Ver 14.12 Distrib 5.0.77 Sorry for the ...
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MySQL - fastest way to ALTER TABLE for InnoDB

I have an InnoDB table that I want to alter. The table has ~80M rows, and quit a few indices. I want to change the name of one of the columns and add a few more indices. What is the fastest way to ...
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Prevent replication of ALTER commands

I am using MariaDB 10.0 multi-source replication for a specific use case. For security reasons, I would like to prevent ALTER commands on master to replicate (such as CREATE, ALTER, DROP...) whatever ...
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Alter column opreation failed due to disk space in SQL Server

I am attempting to alter a column on a specific table; however the process is failing because the log file runs out of space once the disk runs out of space. The size of the table is less than the ...
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Changing a column's data type fills the transaction log

Running this code: ALTER TABLE npidata ALTER COLUMN npi varchar(20) Gives this error: Msg 9002, Level 17, State 4, Line 2 The transaction log for database 'SalesDWH' is full. To find out why ...
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Can I make postgres more verbosely tell me what it's doing?

I'm trying to use ALTER TABLE on a live db (not in production, just poking around at a dev box and trying to learn some things) Here is the command I'm trying: psql -h $IP -p 5432 -U $DBUSER -d $...
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Space usage when copying

Short version Copy table took up more space than I expected or tested Why would that be? Could it be the replication / binlog? If so, what then is written to the binlog during this query: INSERT ...
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Why does adding a column to a MySQL table take incredibly long?

I am using MySQL version 5.6 and I have a database that is in total around 110 GB in size. One of the tables, "outputs" is 49 GB in size. I tried to add a simple BOOL column to the outputs table with ...