Browsing the archives for the ALTER TABLE tag

Add DEFAULT Constraint to an Existing Column

It doesn’t happen very often but I recently needed to add a default value to an existing column.  Of course MSDN provided me everything I needed but figuring it out from the railroad diagrams took a few tries. To add to the confusion, the command for SQL Server Compact Edition is different than it is […]

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Table Partitioning via the Clustered Index

Today’s post will demonstrate how to partition an existing table without disturbing the existing data in the table by taking advantage of it’s clustered index. SQL Server Books Online (BOL) is laced with interesting tidbits of information but sometimes falls short of delivering on the specifics.  Let’s face it, there’s no way to demonstrate every […]