Create a column and insert data to that column RRS feed

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  • Hi

    I have a table assume Users and i need to add a column and insert a default value.

    the default value is in the same table(Users)

    assume Users table has ID, Name, Password

    Now i need to insert a column as Confirm Password which should be same as Password value.

    How can i alter the table.

    Can anyone help me


    Harish Reddy

    Tuesday, November 27, 2012 2:22 PM


  • Hi Harish, can you just add the new column and run an update statement to set the new column equal to the existing column value?  If you need to add any other constraints, you can add them after the update.  Something like:

    -- create table
    create table t1 (i int, j int)
    -- insert data
    insert into t1
    select 1, 2
    select 2, 27
    select 3, 987
    -- add new column
    alter table t1
    add k int NULL 
    -- update values in new column
    update t1
    set k = j

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    Tuesday, November 27, 2012 2:37 PM