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Hello,

could anyone help me to fix the following error? many thx!


ALTER TABLE gp_ministry RENAME COLUMN
gp_ministry_key
TO gpages_ministry_key;

ALTER TABLE gp_ministry RENAME COLUMN
                               *
ERROR at line 1:
ORA-14155: missing PARTITION or SUBPARTITION keyword
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Question by:antoniofong
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by:mr_oracle
ID: 10716049
first if your table gp_ministry  is empty ,you can drop the column gp_ministry_key by the command: alter table gp_ministry drop gp_ministry_key;

second, add new column name gp_ministry_key by the command: alter table gp_ministry add gpages_ministry_key;

if your table is not empty you can move the data of that coumn to temp table , update the column gp_ministry to null, then you can drop it.

also, ithink you can rename a table but not a coulmn. thanks
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Expert Comment

by:janu_s
ID: 10716433
Try this

EXEC sp_rename 'table11.[feild1]', 'field2', 'COLUMN'
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by:antoniofong
ID: 10716776
sorry, it's not exactly what i wanted. thx anyway.
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by:fmonroy
ID: 10719034
check COMPATIBLE value
maybe is too low and does not support RENAME COLUMN
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Helena Marková earned 150 total points
ID: 10720997
You cannot rename column directly. You can do it the way described in this example (the registration is free):
(http://download-west.oracle.com/docs/cd/A87860_01/doc/server.817/a85397/state17e.htm#2064978)

Example
Rename a Database Object Example
To change the name of table dept to emp_dept, issue the following statement:

RENAME dept TO emp_dept;

You cannot use this statement directly to rename columns. However, you can rename a column using this statement together with the CREATE TABLE statement with AS subquery. The following statements re-create the table static, renaming a column from oldname to newname:

CREATE TABLE temporary (newname, col2, col3)
    AS SELECT oldname, col2, col3 FROM static;

DROP TABLE static;

RENAME temporary TO static;


Your error ORA-14155 is because Oracle "thinks" COLUMN ought to be PARTITION or SUBRARTITION - see this example:
(http://download-west.oracle.com/docs/cd/A87860_01/doc/server.817/a85397/statem2a.htm#2057289)
ALTER TABLE employee RENAME PARTITION emp3 TO employee3;
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by:suredazzle
ID: 22801154
Thanks Hanka!

Oracle can't rename column with Partition.

Your work!

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