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How to add a new field to an existing database?

asked 2017-07-21 11:29:07 +0200

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How to define a new field in an existing database?

For example, if an existing database contains the fields "firstname" and "lastname" how can I add (define) a new field such as "middlename"?

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answered 2017-07-21 11:53:27 +0200

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updated 2017-07-21 11:56:06 +0200

Hello @chorcher,

new fields can be added to an existing table by executing an SQL command such as:

ALTER TABLE "Table name" ADD "middlename" VARCHAR(127)

where "Table name" is the name of your existing table and 127 is the number of characters allowed for the Middle Name.

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