SQL Function used to alter an existing table object.

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Alter auto-increment of table with 16 million rows

Learned this the hard way. Need to alter a table's auto-increment with 16 million rows. Now, it's taking quite sometime. Any estimate how long it would take? Sorry.
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Mysql HY000 the table table_name is full when adding new column

I can't add a new column innodb table which size's 16MB. when I try to add, mysql says HY000 the table table_name is full. I changed my tmp_table_size and heap_size but mysql still says same error. ...
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How to add a column in table via stored procedure? [closed]

create or replace procedure SP_PARAMETER_TEST -- this is my table ( NAME_KEY in VARCHAR2 -- this contains a value assume NAME_KEY contains "Gypsum" ) is begin ALTER TABLE PARAMETER_TEST ADD ...
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Alter mysql database engine doesn't work from cluster to other

I got into this issue when I tried to alter my database table engine to InnoDB from ndbcluster, It did not work. But When I changed engine from InnoDB to ndbcluster it worked. It did not throw any ...
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MySQLSyntaxErrorException on ALTER TABLE … CONVERT TO … in MySQL Connector/J

Running Ubuntu 14.04 with mysql-connector-java-5.1.28 installed. Let's create a table: CREATE TABLE mytable (value1 VARCHAR(32000), value2 TEXT, value3 VARCHAR(1000), value4 VARCHAR(32000)) ...
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Should I add it as an additional column or a seperate table?

I have a table in my SQL Server thats called "Regions", it has information about 9 regions and the 10th row holds the info about our Division. Now that we will be merging another 2 divisions with its ...
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How does the alter command work internally when adding a column?

Can anyone explain what the internal operations are that takes place when an alter command is issued? How is column modified? Does it use created_tmp_tables or created_tmp_files? As per my test, I ...
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MySQL 'copying to tmp table' while enlarging VARCHAR

One user called today because he has tried to enlarge a VARCHAR column (from 20 to 100) in a slightly large table resulting in a write-locked table. I watched PROCESSLIST and saw that ALTER TABLE ...
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Add NOT NULL constraint to large table without table scan

Trying to add a NOT NULL constraint to a table with 1 billion rows. I cannot afford a table lock for more than a couple of seconds. Is there a way to prevent a full table scan during the alter table ...
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Amount of data in a database table

I am trying to run an alter query on a table, and its giving me a Lost connection to MySQL server during query MySQL server has gone away. The query that I am running is alter table table_name ...
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Change column type from varchar to text in all tables at once

I am using Postgres. I would like to change column type in all tables where column name is "description" from varchar(255) to text. If anyone knows that I would be very glad for your help.
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Moving a table to a different tablespace in Oracle using Online Redefinition Vs Alter table move tablespace

I have a table with 1 Billion records with size 300GB to move to different tablespace. My question here is - What is the advantage of using DBMS_REDEFINITION (Online redefinition) package over Alter ...
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Altering Multiple Tables

I have database with 170+ tables in mssql 2012. Some of them contain the field "UserID", varchar(9) while others do not. Due to an application redesign, I need to alter all tables in the database to ...
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Best way to add a new column to a large table? (MySQL - MyISAM)

Here's more info on the table that needs to be altered: 15GB size MyISAM table with Index around 5GB Over 100 million rows MySQL 5.1 on RHEL 5 with 4GB RAM Currently live online What's the best ...
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Table size reduce with help changing collation charset [MySQL]

I have table which is big enough, phpmyadmin shows that it takes more than 40Gb space. I can't remove data from it, but I've figure out one thing: there is one field which is described as ...
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Online Schema migration in MySQL : When to start?

I'm the tech lead of a Social Media SAAS, where we're currently experiencing a big increase in data amount we're storing in our mySQL-database. We're having a single MySQL db, and besides many ...
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PostgreSQL - how to rename CamelCase column?

When I tried to rename a CamelCase column like this: ALTER TABLE mytable RENAME COLUMN camelCaseColumn TO camel_case_column; I get the following error: ERROR: column "camelcasecolumn" does not ...
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How safe is it to widen a column in MySQL?

Apologies for the simple question but SQL isn't really my forte, and I want to be sure I don't shoot myself in the foot. A MySQL database I volunteered to help maintain has a table that looks like ...
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When changing the size of a nvarchar column, do I need to drop the unique index? And will the table get locked when recreating the index?

In our database a big table exists that more or less looks like this: CREATE TABLE dbo.production_data ( pd_id BIGINT PRIMARY KEY, serial NVARCHAR(16) NOT NULL UNIQUE, ... ); but now ...
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Is it possible to auto generate ALTER scripts for differences between existing DB and updated schema?

I built a internal web application for a client that manages applications to programmes for their employees. The system is Classic ASP on a set of clustered and load balanced Windows 2000 Servers ...
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Why does altering a table and adding a foreign key create an extra constaint?

Edit: It was a default constraint as a result of setting a default value when adding the column. The name gave it away when starting with 'DF__'. Anyway, solved it by adding the column and manually ...
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Should I use begin tran to do an alter table column that increases the column length?

I want to execute this statement in a production database to alter the length of a varchar column from 50 to 72: ALTER TABLE Users ALTER COLUMN LoginID varchar(72) NOT NULL The column is not null ...
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Add a new Column and define its position in a table

I have Table A with 5 columns: TableA -- Name Tel Email Address I want to add a new column (mobile) in between Tel & Email: TableA -- Name Tel Mobile Email Address If I use ALTER TABLE ...
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How long will it takes to rename table

How long will it takes to rename 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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Fastest way to change a 600GB table indexed key datatype from INT to BIGINT

I need to change a datatype from INT to BIGINT in a 600GB MySQL table. The column has a unique index. I might be good with unsigned INT, but I assume changing to that or BIGINT will be pretty much ...
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Huge disk space usage increase when altering a column

I hope this question is easy for someone to answer :) I have a table that looks like this (unimportant columns hidden) CREATE TABLE [dbo].[Log]( [LogID] [int] IDENTITY(1,1) NOT NULL, ...
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use function arguments or variable in postgres function

I want to set the default value for the column building and floor in my table points in the below function called test(b,f) Create or replace function test(b text, f text) returns void as $$ Begin ...
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Altering a parent table in Postgresql 8.4 breaks child table defaults

The problem: In Postgresql, if table temp_person_two inherits fromtemp_person, default column values on the child table are ignored if the parent table is altered. How to replicate: First, create ...
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Alter Table for Multiple Databases (same table name)

Is there a good way to Alter a table (add a column) for multiple databases (think like 50 or so). Or is it pretty much manual for all of them? the Tables are all the same and the column added will be ...
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Will column be overwritten when add column is executed?

ALTER TABLE {abc_in} ADD COLUMN abcd_nid int(10) unsigned NOT NULL default '0' AFTER abcd_in What if column abcd_nid already exists ? Will it be overwritten ? how can I insert new values into column ...
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Modifying table structure within a transaction?

In Oracle (and probably elsewhere), executing an ALTER TABLE statement will do an implicit commit on the current transaction. We have a tool (written in Java) that should modify a schema by: adding ...
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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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Quickly change NULL column to NOT NULL

I have a table with millions of rows and a column that allows NULL values. However no row currently has a NULL value for that column (I can verify this fairly quickly with a query). However when I ...
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Why won't Oracle alter the size of a column that is used for sub partitioning?

I am trying to resize a varchar2 column, when I get an ORA-14265 error: ORA-14265: data type or length of a table subpartitioning column may not be changed With Oracle providing the unhelpful: ...
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How to change a column type from SET to an ENUM

I have a table with a SET column type that need to be changed to ENUM type. Can I do it with a simple ALTER or will this mess up my data? NB: there are no multiple values (a,b,c) in the table.
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Convert all ntext columns to nvarchar(max)

I'm trying to create a stored procedure to convert all ntext columns in my database to nvarchar(max). This is the code ALTER PROCEDURE [dbo].[usp_SL_ConvertNtextToNvarchar] AS BEGIN SET NOCOUNT ...
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Removing foreign key when it is not named

I've created a table named 'student' as : create table student( stud_id number primary key, stud_name varchar2(30) not null, branch_id varchar2(4) references branch(branch_id), course_id ...
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Running out of Transaction Log space during Alter Table

I'm running an alter table, alter column on a table with nearly 30 million rows and SQL Azure fails after approximately 18 minutes saying that The session has been terminated because of excessive ...
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Modify MySQL foreign key related column without dropping foreign key relation

I need to modify a foreign key related column. When I tried to alter it I got "Error on rename of 'x' to 'y' (errno: 150)" error. So I googled and found foreign key relation is the 'villain'. I ...
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H2 ALTER TABLE ADD COLUMN BEFORE/AFTER

According to H2 syntax documentation available here I should be able to execute a query like: ALTER TABLE EMPLOYEE ADD COLUMN SECOND_NAME VARCHAR (124) AFTER FIRST_NAME; However apparently only ...
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Reset IDENTITY value

I have a table with an IDENTITY column. While developing I delete the rows from time to time and add them again. But the IDENTITY values always kept increasing and didn't start from 1 when I added ...
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Avoiding “Waiting for table metadata lock” when `ALTER TABLE DROP PARTITION`?

I have some tables that many users need to access to: mysql> show create table v3_cam_date\G *************************** 1. row *************************** Table: v3_cam_date Create Table: ...
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Alter table on live production databases

How do most "popular" (MySQL, Postgres...) database system handle altering tables on live production databases (like adding, deleting or changing the type of colums)? I know the correct way is to ...
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H2 SELECT NULLABLE or other equivalent to check a column has NOT NULL constraint or not

I would like to check if a column has a NOT NULL constraint in order to start an automated upgrade of the table definition. However in H2 the SQL SELECT NULLABLE FROM TABLE_NAME doesn't return me the ...
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Can a view affect ALTER TABLE commands?

I provide a database system to a number of customers. The database is installed locally on Oracle. We periodically upgrade the database structure (either adding new fields, renaming old fields, ...
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Altering same table across multiple databases

I have multiple databases on the same instance and I am in the process of updating a table schema that must propagate across all the databases. I am not sure I know what the right procedure for this ...
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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: optimal configs / methods for ALTER of large MyISAM table to InnoDB (17gb+) [duplicate]

I have a large MySQL (5.1) MyISAM table (13gb table, 4GB indexes - 40mm+ records) I'm going to be converting this table to InnoDB in a production environment. The DB is on a cloud server with ...
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After truncating a single partition its Primary key's index becomes unusable and all inserts/updates into that partition fail

I have a partitioned table: SAMPLE_PARTITIONED_TBL with 60 partitions (no sub-paritions) based on the PERIOD_ID numeric field (Data set: 201001...201212.. and so on). This table has several local ...
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SQL set allowed values for a column

I want to make an ALTER TABLE expression which adds a new column and sets a default value and additionaly defines the allowed values for that column. It's a text column, and allowed should be only ...