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I have an application that is going to import data from a tab delimited text file to a table in SQL Server 2005. Sometimes the column does not already exist in the database table. What do I have to write for code to go about adding a column to the database table in vb .net?
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by:Kevin Cross
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You execute a SQL statement such as this for MS SQL Server for example:
(http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa275462(SQL.80).aspx)
ALTER TABLE your_table_name
ADD COLUMN column_name {datatype};

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If different backend database, you would just construct an appropriate SQL statement and use something like ExecuteNonQuery() from a SqlCommand object.
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by:theomysh
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I did not realize that it was that simple, I was searching for a much more complicated solution LOL
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