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From:Tim Dunphy Date:June 28 2014 5:11pm
Subject:alter table modify syntax error
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Hello,

I'm trying to use a very basic alter table command to position a column
after another column.

This is the table as it exists now:

mysql> describe car_table;
+---------+--------------+------+-----+---------+----------------+
| Field | Type | Null | Key | Default | Extra |
+---------+--------------+------+-----+---------+----------------+
| car_id | int(11) | NO | PRI | NULL | auto_increment |
| vin | varchar(17) | YES | | NULL | |
| color | varchar(10) | YES | | NULL | |
| year | decimal(4,0) | YES | | NULL | |
| make | varchar(10) | YES | | NULL | |
| model | varchar(20) | YES | | NULL | |
| howmuch | decimal(5,2) | YES | | NULL | |
+---------+--------------+------+-----+---------+----------------+
7 rows in set (0.03 sec)

I am trying to position the 'color' column after the 'model' column with
the following command:

mysql> alter table car_table modify column color after model;

And I'm getting the following error:

ERROR 1064 (42000): You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual
that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use
near 'after model' at line 1


I'm just wondering what I'm doing wrong here, because the syntax looks
correct to me!

Thanks

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alter table modify syntax errorTim Dunphy28 Jun 2014
  • Re: alter table modify syntax errorCarsten Pedersen28 Jun 2014
    • Re: alter table modify syntax errorTim Dunphy28 Jun 2014
      • Re: alter table modify syntax errorTim Dunphy28 Jun 2014
        • RE: alter table modify syntax errorJesper Wisborg Krogh28 Jun 2014
          • Re: alter table modify syntax errorTim Dunphy29 Jun 2014
            • RE: alter table modify syntax errorJesper Wisborg Krogh29 Jun 2014
              • Re: alter table modify syntax errorTim Dunphy29 Jun 2014