Data Definition Language; defining database structures but not their contents.

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Add DEFAULT to existing column

In Microsoft SQL server, how can I add/change the default on an existing table column using T-SQL?
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How to track only DDL statements executed in MySQL

Can we track only executed DDL statements in MySQL but not DML statements. I dont want to use either binlog/general log to enable. I just wanted to track only DDL statements. I had gone through the ...
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Postgres DDL and DML best practices and coding standards [closed]

Is there a best practice or coding/design conventions for Postgres both DDL and DML/SQL that you could share and recommend. I am looking for something similar to what Google has for programming. ...
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Transactional DDL workflow for MySQL

I was a little surprised to discover that DDL statements (alter table, create index etc) implicitly commit the current transaction in MySQL. Coming from MS SQL Server, the ability to do database ...
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ERWIN create and use database

I'm trying to generate physical database from my logical model using ERWIN 7. All is well in the script that is generated automatically, there is only the problem that the model is created in the ...
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Migration script fires 'The data definition language (DDL) command cannot be executed at the Subscriber'

Yesterday I had run a migration script, produced by Visual Studio 2008 schema compare option, on a SQL Server 2008 database. It had run correctly. But today, when I executed the same script, it threw ...
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Is there a means to set the owner of all objects in a PostgreSQL database at the same time?

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1348126/modify-owner-on-all-tables-simultaneously-in-postgresql describes some nifty ways to change table and other objects to a specific user, and it works ...
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Why is truncate DDL?

I have an interview question, which was asked during my interview. I answered the question, but interviewer was not so convinced with my answer. So, anyone please correct me with my understanding ? ...
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Does PostgreSQL support online schema modification (DDL)?

Recent versions of MySQL (using InnoDB) support many alter table queries without exclusive locking the table. Does PostgreSQL support this to any level? That is, can I add/drop columns from a table ...
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Is there a way to add a column to a table without affecting performance?

How do you add a column to a table in production without affecting its performance? Or is this impossible? I'm asking about Postgres.
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Script out Oracle DDL in an automated fashion

Oracle SQL Developer is able to export DDL through Tools -> Database Export... This works very well, but requires manual intervention. I know of DBMS_METADATA.get_ddl(), but have found that the ...
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PostgreSQL GRANT ALL on mutliple tables using LIKE

I have more than 100 tables named public.test_* How can I easily GRANT ALL access to the user test to all that tables at once? I tried with: GRANT ALL ON TABLE public.test_* TO test; But it is ...
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Speed up creation of Postgres partial index

I am trying to create partial indexes for a large (1.2TB), static table in Postgres 9.4. My data is completely static, so I am able to insert all data, then create all indexes. In this 1.2TB table, ...
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Drop primary key without dropping an index

Is it possible to drop primary key constraint on a table without dropping the index? I have a situation when I want to remove the PRIMARY KEY to get rid of the NOT NULL constraints and set it to ...
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How to store a version sequence per product

I need to create a table like the following one: +----+---------+---------+ | Id | Product | Version | +----+---------+---------+ | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 2 | 1 | 2 | | 3 | 2 ...
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How can I import the contents of an Oracle database into Visio to create an Entity Relationship Diagram?

I have an Oracle database, and I would like to create an ERD in Visio 2007 Pro. I have so far looked at DBMS_METADATA.GET_DDL commands to generate DDL. I know that I can import an Access DB into ...
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Why can't we write ddl statement directly into the PL/SQL block

Why can't we write ddl statements directly in PL/SQL block, for example when i write CREATE OR REPLACE PROCEDURE test IS BEGIN truncate table table_name; // error END test; / But, CREATE OR ...
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Circular dependency in schema or boolean with CHECK?

Let's say I have the following tables: create table repositories ( id serial primary key, name varchar(255) not null ); create table remotes ( id serial primary key, url varchar(255) ...
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I really can't get rid of these conditional statements in mysqldump?

My mysqldump DDL file is filled with tons of this: /*!50003 CREATE*/ /*!50017 DEFINER=`root`@`localhost`*/ /*!50003 TRIGGER `my_trigger`... I've searched to no avail for an option to silence this. ...
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What means Command column in sp_who2 and text column in sys.dm_exec_sql_text?

I have a script that shows commands being fired in SQL Server 2008 database as follows: --shows who is active and executed commands declare @SPID int=null, @Status varchar(max) = null, @LOGIN ...
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Generate create table DDL from any arbitrary select query? [closed]

Is there a way, given any arbitrary select query like: select myfavoritenum, myfavoritetxt from tablewithmanycolumns and magically receive a create table statement: create table justmyfavorites ( ...
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SQL Server Replication: “ALTER TABLE ALTER COLUMN” is not propagated to subscribers

We are running SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 as publisher & distributor, and SQL Server 2005 SP3 as subscriber. The replication of schema changes is activated, and the replication has been running for ...
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IS-A relation when defining tables

I already asked this question on SO, prior to realizing that there may have been a more suitable place. I am trying to implement an IS-A relationship between tables. Say I have a singer and a band ...
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Slave executing queries with different charset

I need to change a database charset because of this issue and I solved my issue in staging environment with the SQL command ALTER TABLE `articles` CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE ...
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What does a CONSTRAINT have to do with my unique index?

I have to indexes on my table. The first was created by Django and the second by me. I'm not completely certain what the extra CONSTRAINT means in the first index and am wondering how I would change ...
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Transaction has set autocommit = 0, but still the update happens before I commit

I have multiple MySQL InnoDb tables, I am trying to alter/insert/modify many of them in a SQL transaction, I set autocommit to false, so that if some SQL statements fail, I do commit the rest of ...
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All users are having NO Privileges in phpMyAdmin

By mistake, I changed all the privileges of user 'root' in my MySQL Database. Not even a single privilege is having for that user. Now if I log in with another user I am able to access only one ...
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How to quickly increase column size in Oracle?

In our Oracle 11 database we have a table with more that 100 million rows and we would like to increase size of one column (not used in any index). I tried to execute command alter table shipment ...
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Oracle SQL Creating Copy of Table Using DBMS_metadata

so I am trying to create a copy of a table using dbms_metadata. I know you can get the DDL of a table by executing DBMS_METADATA.get_DDL('Table','TABLENAME') so my question now is how can I use this ...
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DDL trigger AFTER ALTER ON SCHEMA behavior

Can anyone please tell me what's going on here: CREATE TRIGGER afr_alt_trig AFTER ALTER ON SCHEMA cols ora_name_list_t; BEGIN IF (ora_dict_obj_type = 'TABLE') THEN select column_name bulk ...
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Best way to populate a new column in a large table?

We have a 2.2 GB table in Postgres with 7,801,611 rows in it. We are adding a uuid/guid column to it and I am wondering what the best way to populate that column is (as we want to add a NOT NULL ...
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Script to automate converting a clustered index on primary key (with foreign keys to it) column to non clustered?

What's a good way to easily convert a clustered index on a primary key column to a nonclustered index? I know how to do this manually, but it's time consuming if there are several tables which have ...
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How to determine the collation of a table in PostgreSQL?

I want to script a check of the collations used on my tables in PostgreSQL, but googling for Postgresql detect collation is not working well for me, and the documentation is not making this an easy ...
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How do I drop all constraints from all tables?

I want to drop all default constraints, check constraints, unique constraints, primary keys and foreign keys from all tables in a SQL Server database. I know how to get all the constraint names from ...
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Best approach to maintain a single set of DDLs and DMLs for multiple database type

In our application, we support multiple types of databases namely Oracle, IBM DB2 (both UDB and ZOS), postgresql and So on. Currently we are maintaining separate DDLs and DMLs for each of these ...
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Alter trigger Oracle

Does alter trigger hang if a table is locked by some DML operation ? What kind of exception does it throw? Resource busy 0054 or some other exception...? I have tried to reproduce this scenario but ...
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SQL Server 2012: Give rights to read ddl but not modify?

What rights would I need to be give a user for them to be able to view all DDL code (such as stored procedure code) but not be able to edit any of it? The only possibility seems to be DDLadmin, but ...
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Add a column with Not Null [duplicate]

I have a existing table in which i am adding a column as NgoId whose datatype is int. I want to add as NOT NULL to the column . When I'm adding this I am getting the following error: Unable to ...
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Is that create table statement correct? [closed]

Although i am not part of this community for long time, i already feel like you are my family, since thats what family does. We help each other. I am thankful to everyone who helped me! CREATE TABLE ...
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What is the purpose of having a table NOT LOGGED INITIALLY

I came across this recently. When defining a table in DB2 LUW (at least 9.5 or higher), you can define it as NOT LOGGED INITIALLY. Example from the book I read: CREATE TABLE products ( productID ...
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Preview the increment in a Mysql table size before running the ALTER TABLE ADD COLUMN statement

Is it possible to preview how much the table size will be incremented by an ALTER TABLE ADD COLUMN statement before running the statement in the database?
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LOCK=NONE when adding NOT NULL constraint fails with “cannot silently convert NULL values” error despite no NULL values being present

I'm trying to use MySQL's online DDL feature to add a NOT NULL constraint to an InnoDB table without blocking writes to the table. According to manual, this should be possible - the linked table ...
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Error on DDL statement never invokes CATCH

When I try to close the SS Management Studio window below is the error I understand that DDL statements are implicit COMMIT and the below WARNING message is because BEGIN TRAN never COMMIT or ...
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Cannot drop a Postgres table

I want to drop a few tables in my postgresql database. I am able to drop a few tables but there are 3 tables which I am unable to drop. I need to drop a few tables in my Postgres DB. I tried the ...
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SQL Server Comparison

I am merging two different versions of a database. I want to add some specific fields from source database to destination, so I used Visual Studio to do that. It does the job quite well but only table ...
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Ensuring that 1 row has 5 specific records referencing it

Context: a TEST has many CASEs. Typical. However, the catch is that a TEST instance must have exactly 5 instances of CASE (1 to 5). I could do something like this: create table TEST ( ID ...
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What's wrong with my DDL statement? [closed]

I am trying to run: CREATE TABLE `members` ( `id` int(11) NOT NULL auto_increment, `users` text NOT NULL, `password` text NOT NULL, `ip` text NOT NULL, `status`text NOT NULL, UNIQUE KEY `id` (`id`) ) ...
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exporting DDL of all views Oracle

How can I go about exporting DDL of all my schema views in single .sql file ? I've read there is a function DBMS_METADATA.GET_DDL But I can't figure out how to use it for my case. I know how to ...
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Query to compare the structure of two tables in MySQL

To automate the backup process of one of my MySQL databases, I would like to compare the structure of two tables (current version vs old version). Can you think of a query that can compare two ...
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Is there a way to create a re-usable base table definition in InfoSphere Data Architect?

Our company has chose to use IBM's InfoSphere Data Architect (IDA) for data architecting regarding our data warehouse and data marts. The data architects originally designed several "re-usable" ...