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Existing column of the table can be renamed?

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Existing column of the table can be renamed?

Postby momer79 » Thu Dec 24, 2009 11:30 am


I am preparing for exam 1Z0-007 and according to sybex book
You cannot rename an existing column using the ALTER TABLE
statement. To rename the column, you must re-create the table with
the new name.

Well according to my experience its not true because i have tested it and it does work even if the column has no values.

Can anyone pls advise on it?


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Re: Existing column of the table can be renamed?

Postby Tim... » Thu Dec 24, 2009 11:49 am


Yes, you can rename a column. What you have to remember about this exam is it is extremely old. That is the same exam I did for my Oracle 7.3 certification. At that point it was not possible to rename a column.


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