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creating a small db script (.sql file)

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how do i create this as database script .sql file. If I execute individually in query analzyer it works fine but if I execute it as bulk i get error
 ALTER TABLE [dbo].[Contacts]
   ALTER COLUMN  C_TicketFK  int  NULL
 
ALTER TABLE [dbo].[Contacts]
        ADD [Customer_ID] [int] NULL

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Column names in each table must be unique. Column name 'Customer_ID' in table 'dbo.Contacts' is specified more than once.
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by:jason_woods
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You have extra brackets around your second "int"
 ALTER TABLE [dbo].[Contacts]
   ALTER COLUMN  C_TicketFK  int  NULL
 
ALTER TABLE [dbo].[Contacts]
        ADD [Customer_ID] int NULL

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by:dotnet0824
ID: 24142431
hi,
I changed it. still if u select everything and execute as bulk u get the same error . If invidual block run then there is no problem.  I want to create and place this bulk in .SQL File to be run later
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by:jason_woods
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Have you tried using a semicolon ";" after each execution?
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by:dotnet0824
ID: 24142782
same error after this  INCREASED POINTS

 ALTER TABLE [dbo].[Contacts]
   ALTER COLUMN  C_TicketFK  int  NULL
 
ALTER TABLE [dbo].[Contacts]
        ADD [Customer_ID] int NULL;
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by:jason_woods
jason_woods earned 50 total points
ID: 24143182
You shouldn't have to declare Null and the semicolons will separate the two transactions.
ALTER TABLE dbo.Contacts
   ALTER COLUMN  C_TicketFK  int;
 
ALTER TABLE dbo.Contacts
   ADD Customer_ID int;

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Anthony Perkins earned 150 total points
ID: 24143782
Try it this way:

 ALTER TABLE [dbo].[Contacts]
   ALTER COLUMN  C_TicketFK  int  NULL
 
GO

ALTER TABLE [dbo].[Contacts]
        ADD [Customer_ID] int NULL;
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by:jason_woods
ID: 24143810
acperkins is right. You need the GO command in MSSQL... Here it is without brackets or nulls (smaller file I guess)
ALTER TABLE dbo.Contacts
   ALTER COLUMN  C_TicketFK  int
 
GO
 
ALTER TABLE dbo.Contacts
   ADD Customer_ID int

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by:8080_Diver
ID: 24144344
acperkins is right. You need the GO command in MSSQL
Kind of depends on where you are executing it.  
Putting the semicolon at the end of each SQL statement is a very good practice to get in the habit of.  
I have a couple of SQL query tools that let me run as many SQL statements as I wish without the "GO" between them.  So, one pertinent question is, "What query tool are you using?"
Another would be, "Can you provide the table design prior to the attempted execution of the statements?
If you have gotten the second (Customer_ID) statement to execute once, you may be getting a valid message telling you that you've already created the column.  On the other hand, if you are deleting the Customer_ID column just so you can try to execute these statements over and over, perhaps you shoud further explain your real purpose . . . is it to learn how to set up the ALTERTABLE command so that you can script a whole series of changes?
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