On Tue, Jul 23, 2002 at 03:48:07PM +0200, Raphael Bauduin wrote:
> In a data model change, I wanted to use the "create table as select"
> feature. However, I want that table to have a primary key defined, and
> thus a field defined as NOT NULL. I didn't find a way to add a NOT NULL
> constraint on a column of an existing table. If there isn't, what's the
> best way to go? A COPY?
Yes, it looks that you cannot add NOT NULL constraint. But check if
this could work for you:
== 8< ===
ALTER TABLE your_table ADD CONSTRAINT my_constr1 CHECK (your_column IS NOT NULL UNIQUE);
ALTER TABLE your_table ADD CONSTRAINT my_constr2 UNIQUE (your_column);
== 8< ===
It is not marked as "Primary Key", but it does the same job: checks
that column is UNIQUE and NOT NULL.
--- Artur Pietruk, arturp(at)plukwa(dot)net
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