Re: changing a column type

  • From: "Tim Gorman" <tim@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: Brian.Zelli@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "oracle-l" <oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 01 Jun 2012 18:38:23 +0000

In 10gR2...
SQL> create table test (col1 number);

Table created.

SQL> insert into test values (1);

1 row created.

SQL> alter table test modify (col1 varchar2(30));
alter table test modify (col1 varchar2(30))
 *
ERROR at line 1:
ORA-01439: column to be modified must be empty to change datatype

SQL> delete test;

1 row deleted.

SQL> alter table test modify (col1 varchar2(30));

Table altered.


-----Original Message-----
From: Zelli, Brian [mailto:Brian.Zelli@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Friday, June 1, 2012 11:51 AM
To: 'oracle-l'
Subject: changing a column type

A colleague wants to change a column type from numeric to alpha-numeric. Can he 
change it with data in it?ciao,BrianBrian ZelliSenior Database 
AdministratorEnterprise Applications/Systems IntegrationRoswell Park Cancer 
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