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Alter table: change existing column type


SQL>
SQL> -- create demo table
SQL> create table Employee(
  2    ID                 VARCHAR2(4 BYTE)         NOT NULL,
  3    First_Name         VARCHAR2(10 BYTE),
  4    Last_Name          VARCHAR2(10 BYTE),
  5    Start_Date         DATE,
  6    End_Date           DATE,
  7    Salary             Number(8,2),
  8    City               VARCHAR2(10 BYTE),
  9    Description        VARCHAR2(15 BYTE)
 10  )
 11  /

Table created.

SQL>
SQL>
SQL> -- display data in the table
SQL> select * from Employee
  2  /

no rows selected

SQL>
SQL>
SQL>
SQL>  Alter table employee modify ( id number,
  2                                 Start_Date varchar2(255)
  3   );

Table altered.

SQL>
SQL>  desc employee;
 Name                        Null?    Type
 --------------------------- -------- -----------------

 ID                          NOT NULL NUMBER
 FIRST_NAME                   VARCHAR2(10)
 LAST_NAME                    VARCHAR2(10)
 START_DATE                   VARCHAR2(255)
 END_DATE                     DATE
 SALARY                       NUMBER(8,2)
 CITY                         VARCHAR2(10)
 DESCRIPTION                  VARCHAR2(15)

SQL>
SQL>
SQL>
SQL>
SQL> -- clean the table
SQL> drop table Employee
  2  /

Table dropped.

SQL>
SQL>

           
       










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