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ERROR: The 'select into' database option is not enabled for database 'ipaddb'.

Posted on 2004-03-27
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Hi,

I need to drop a column and im using this sql:

alter table Attachment drop attachmentType

i get this error message:

ERROR: The 'select into' database option is not enabled for database 'ipaddb'. ALTER TABLE with data copy cannot be done. Set the 'select into' database option and re-run.

seems clear, i set this option and everything should be ok, so i run this:

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use master
go
sp_dboption ipaddb, 'select into', true
go
sp_helpdb ipaddb
go
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and the options seems to be set since i receive this output:


name        db_size     owner       dbid        created     status
----------  ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------
ipaddb                   |      250.0 MB | ipad                     | 39         | Dec 01, 2003   | select into/bulkcopy/pllsort, trunc log on chkpt, abort tran on log full |

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but, for some strange reason - it doesnt help, i get the same error as before:

ERROR: The 'select into' database option is not enabled for database 'ipaddb'. ALTER TABLE with data copy cannot be done. Set the 'select into' database option and re-run.


PLEASE HELP!!!!!
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Question by:vpolonsk
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by:vpolonsk
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ok.. figured it out on my own:
needed to use checkpoint command, so this worked :
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use master
go
sp_dboption ipaddb, 'select into', true
go
use ipaddb
go
checkpoint
go
sp_helpdb ipaddb
go
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by:ahoor
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You should always listen to your database :)
If you do a sp_dboption it returns that you must do a checkpoint before the change has effect....
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