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From Stephen Caine <step...@commongrnd.com>
Subject Re: Frustration: lack of alter table functionality
Date Fri, 08 Dec 2006 16:45:03 GMT
Alex,

> I have to say, that I am really frustrated today. I evaluated Derby  
> for some time, and liked it for many reasons, but then I realise  
> that Derby does have significant limits in the alter table syntax:  
> it is neither possible to properly change the type of a column, nor  
> to rename a column or table and particularly not to drop a column.

I can't agree with you more, but the developers seem to be aware of  
these limitations and are working on addressing them.  I can only  
hope that the limits to the alter table syntax will be addressed soon.

Stephen Caine
CommonGround Softworks, Inc.

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