Adding a filegroup and setting it as default in SQL Server

Is it possible to set a new filegroup as default somewhere within this code?

ALTER DATABASE TestDB
ADD FILEGROUP USER_DATA;
GO

Or can it only be done separately with the MODIFY keyword?

ALTER DATABASE [TestDB] MODIFY FILEGROUP [USER_DATA] DEFAULT
TimHudspithAsked:
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Raja Jegan RSQL Server DBA & Architect, EE Solution GuideCommented:
In order to set a new Filegroup as default, it requires three steps(you missed the second one)
1. Create a Filegroup
2. Create a File into that Filegroup.
3. Set the Filegroup as default.

And hence it needs to be done in this order as three steps and not in a single command.

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Raja Jegan RSQL Server DBA & Architect, EE Solution GuideCommented:
I hope my answer clarified you completely and deserve a A Grade and justify why it was given a B Grade, also let me know if you require more details so that I can assist you..
TimHudspithAuthor Commented:
How do I change it?
Raja Jegan RSQL Server DBA & Architect, EE Solution GuideCommented:
Hi Tim,

I've requested Moderators to help on this perspective.
Thanks for responding..

Hi Moderators,

Kindly do the needful.
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