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How to add column in existing oracle table with not null constraint

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I am using below statement but i got error.
ALTER TABLE XXXtable
ADD xxx_name varchar2(50) not null;

error message:
ORA-01758: table must be empty to add mandatory (NOT NULL) column

posted Sep 11, 2014 by Arun Gowda

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2 Answers

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ALTER TABLE XXXtable
ADD xxx_name varchar2(50) not null;

add a default value clause along with your alter table.
with that, although the new column is not null, and already has a value assigned to it through the default clause.

answer Sep 11, 2014 by Raghvendra Sharma
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Hi Arun,

below is the syntax for query

ALTER TABLE emp
ADD supplier_name varchar2(50) default ('A') not null;

answer Sep 12, 2014 by Archana
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