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change the datatype of a field

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can i change the datatype of any field from numeric to varchar, or any other type..
i have a field 'id' which is numeric type,
but now i have to change it to varchar(20),
is it possible to do.
thanx in advance.
May 23 '08 #1
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Try this
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  1. alter table q alter column i type varchar(20);
it works if there are no numbers in i column which has more than 20 digits.
May 23 '08 #2

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