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set table column default value in management studio

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I'm adding a new column to an existing table, and I would like to set a default value for this new added column in SQL server 2005 management studio. How should I set it, and how do I set it graphically? Thanks.
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Chris__W earned 1000 total points
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Hello,

In SSMS for SQL 2005:
Right click on the created table and select Modify.
In the upper pane, click on the Column you wish to add a default for.
In the lower pane, type the default value (or the name of the constraint) into the field labled "Default Value or Binding".
Save and Close the tab.

This will not update existing records without running an Update statement against the records.

-Chris
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Right click on table and select modify now you have   column name and data types of that table then click on the existing column and look at in lower pane which is column property
in the general block of column property forth option is "default value or binding"
please write a default value whatever you want int he right hand side and finally save the table .

OR  run the script

alter table [dbo].[Table_1] add abc varchar(222)  null constraint def_abc Default(('abc'))
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Thanks a lot.
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