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is there a way to add multiple columns to a table with one alter statement? does Sql Server even support such?
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Yes you can,

Alter table my_table add
   [field1] [int] NULL,
   [field2] [varchar(30)] NULL,
   [field3} [int] NULL
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oops... the last line should be [field3] [int] NULL

I mistype the closing square bracket as a closing curly bracket.
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Yes

alter  table tablename
add  Col1 varchar(10) ,  
     Col2 varchar(10)
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by:crishna1
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is this a new feature in 2005 or has it been there always? i thought Sql Server did'nt allow that earlier, i might be wrong.
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That has been there for quite a while.  You can *add* several columns at once, but you can only *alter* one column at a time; perhaps that is what you were thinking of.
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