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PostgreSQL Alter Table: Alter a table to change the name of the column, keeping the same size and data type


5. Write a SQL statement to change the name of the column state_province to state, keeping the same size and data type and size.

Here is the structure of the table locations.

postgres=# \d locations
     Column     |         Type          | Modifiers
----------------+-----------------------+-----------
 location_id    | numeric(4,0)          |
 street_address | character varying(40) |
 postal_code    | character varying(12) |
 city           | character varying(30) |
 state_province | character varying(25) |
 country_id     | character varying(2)  |
 region_id      | text                  |

Sample Solution:

Code:

ALTER TABLE locations
DROP state_province, 
ADD state varchar(25);

Output:

Now see the structure of the table locations after alteration.

postgres=# \d locations
     Column     |         Type          | Modifiers
----------------+-----------------------+-----------
 location_id    | numeric(4,0)          |
 street_address | character varying(40) |
 postal_code    | character varying(12) |
 country_id     | character varying(2)  |
 region_id      | text                  |
 state          | character varying(25) |

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