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Oracle PL/SQL Tutorial » Table » Alter Table 




SQL>
SQL> -- create demo table
SQL> create table Employee(
  2    ID                 VARCHAR2(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> -- prepare data
SQL> insert into Employee(ID,  First_Name, Last_Name, Start_Date,                     End_Date,                       Salary,  City,       Description)
  2               values ('01','Jason',    'Martin',  to_date('19960725','YYYYMMDD'), to_date('20060725','YYYYMMDD'), 1234.56'Toronto',  'Programmer')
  3  /

row created.

SQL> insert into Employee(ID,  First_Name, Last_Name, Start_Date,                     End_Date,                       Salary,  City,       Description)
  2                values('02','Alison',   'Mathews', to_date('19760321','YYYYMMDD'), to_date('19860221','YYYYMMDD'), 6661.78'Vancouver','Tester')
  3  /

row created.

SQL> insert into Employee(ID,  First_Name, Last_Name, Start_Date,                     End_Date,                       Salary,  City,       Description)
  2                values('03','James',    'Smith',   to_date('19781212','YYYYMMDD'), to_date('19900315','YYYYMMDD'), 6544.78'Vancouver','Tester')
  3  /

row created.

SQL> insert into Employee(ID,  First_Name, Last_Name, Start_Date,                     End_Date,                       Salary,  City,       Description)
  2                values('04','Celia',    'Rice',    to_date('19821024','YYYYMMDD'), to_date('19990421','YYYYMMDD'), 2344.78'Vancouver','Manager')
  3  /

row created.

SQL> insert into Employee(ID,  First_Name, Last_Name, Start_Date,                     End_Date,                       Salary,  City,       Description)
  2                values('05','Robert',   'Black',   to_date('19840115','YYYYMMDD'), to_date('19980808','YYYYMMDD'), 2334.78'Vancouver','Tester')
  3  /

row created.

SQL> insert into Employee(ID,  First_Name, Last_Name, Start_Date,                     End_Date,                       Salary, City,        Description)
  2                values('06','Linda',    'Green',   to_date('19870730','YYYYMMDD'), to_date('19960104','YYYYMMDD'), 4322.78,'New York',  'Tester')
  3  /

row created.

SQL> insert into Employee(ID,  First_Name, Last_Name, Start_Date,                     End_Date,                       Salary, City,        Description)
  2                values('07','David',    'Larry',   to_date('19901231','YYYYMMDD'), to_date('19980212','YYYYMMDD'), 7897.78,'New York',  'Manager')
  3  /

row created.

SQL> insert into Employee(ID,  First_Name, Last_Name, Start_Date,                     End_Date,                       Salary, City,        Description)
  2                values('08','James',    'Cat',     to_date('19960917','YYYYMMDD'), to_date('20020415','YYYYMMDD'), 1232.78,'Vancouver', 'Tester')
  3  /

row created.

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

ID   FIRST_NAME LAST_NAME  START_DAT END_DATE      SALARY CITY       DESCRIPTION
---- ---------- ---------- --------- --------- ---------- ---------- ---------------
01   Jason      Martin     25-JUL-96 25-JUL-06    1234.56 Toronto    Programmer
02   Alison     Mathews    21-MAR-76 21-FEB-86    6661.78 Vancouver  Tester
03   James      Smith      12-DEC-78 15-MAR-90    6544.78 Vancouver  Tester
04   Celia      Rice       24-OCT-82 21-APR-99    2344.78 Vancouver  Manager
05   Robert     Black      15-JAN-84 08-AUG-98    2334.78 Vancouver  Tester
06   Linda      Green      30-JUL-87 04-JAN-96    4322.78 New York   Tester
07   David      Larry      31-DEC-90 12-FEB-98    7897.78 New York   Manager
08   James      Cat        17-SEP-96 15-APR-02    1232.78 Vancouver  Tester

rows selected.

SQL>
SQL> ALTER TABLE employee
  2  MODIFY first_name VARCHAR2(30);

Table altered.

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

 ID              NOT NULL VARCHAR2(4)
 FIRST_NAME               VARCHAR2(30)
 LAST_NAME                VARCHAR2(10)
 START_DATE               DATE
 END_DATE                 DATE
 SALARY                   NUMBER(8,2)
 CITY                     VARCHAR2(10)
 DESCRIPTION              VARCHAR2(15)

SQL>
SQL> select from Employee
  2  /

ID   FIRST_NAME                     LAST_NAME  START_DAT END_DATE      SALARY CITY       DESCRIPTION
---- ------------------------------ ---------- --------- --------- ---------- ---------- ---------------
01   Jason                          Martin     25-JUL-96 25-JUL-06    1234.56 Toronto    Programmer
02   Alison                         Mathews    21-MAR-76 21-FEB-86    6661.78 Vancouver  Tester
03   James                          Smith      12-DEC-78 15-MAR-90    6544.78 Vancouver  Tester
04   Celia                          Rice       24-OCT-82 21-APR-99    2344.78 Vancouver  Manager
05   Robert                         Black      15-JAN-84 08-AUG-98    2334.78 Vancouver  Tester
06   Linda                          Green      30-JUL-87 04-JAN-96    4322.78 New York   Tester
07   David                          Larry      31-DEC-90 12-FEB-98    7897.78 New York   Manager
08   James                          Cat        17-SEP-96 15-APR-02    1232.78 Vancouver  Tester

rows selected.

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

Table dropped.

SQL>
SQL>














6.3.Alter Table
6.3.1.Altering a Table
6.3.2.Some of the aspects of a column you can modify using ALTER TABLE
6.3.3.Adding a Column
6.3.4.ADD initially_created DATE DEFAULT SYSDATE NOT NULL;
6.3.5.Changing the Size of a Column
6.3.6.Decrease the length of a column
6.3.7.Changing the Precision of a Numeric Column
6.3.8.Decrease the precision of a numeric column
6.3.9.Changing the Data Type of a Column
6.3.10.Fill data into new added table column
6.3.11.Changing the Default Value of a Column
6.3.12.Alter table to add new constraint for new added column
6.3.13.ALTER TABLE to DISABLE a CONSTRAINT
6.3.14.Alter table to add primary key
6.3.15.Alter table to add primary key across more than one columns
6.3.16.Dropping a Column
6.3.17.New added columns are empty
6.3.18.Alter table to add unique with tablespace and storage setting
6.3.19.Alter table to add primary key with tablespace and storage setting
6.3.20.alter table nologging
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