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additional varchar field using a select into statement

Posted on 2004-04-15
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Could someone please show me the syntax for the following:

I create a new table from an existing table, but want to create an additional varchar field:

select * into table2 from (select f1,f2, ' ' as NewField from table1) s

The newfield now has data type of varchar(1).

If I now want to update this field with data from another table, I receive an error as the updating data is of a length greater than one?

I do not first want to create table2 and then add the field, eg
select * into table2 from (select f1,f2 from table1) s and then
ALTER table2 ADD NewField varchar(25)

OR
I do not want to go into Design Table and then change the  data type once table2 has been created.

OR
select * into table2 from (select f1,f2, '                  ' as NewField from table1) s


Is there sytax something like this?
select * into table2 from (select f1,f2, NewField  as varchar(25) from table1) s





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Hi DGWParker,

Use

Select * Into Table2 From (Select f1,f2,Space(25) As NewField From Table1) s

Tim Cottee
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Thanks Tim
That is perfect
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