"ALTER TABLE ... DROP COLUMN" - Deleting Existing Columns in SQL Server

Q

How To Delete an Existing Column in a Table with "ALTER TABLE ... DROP COLUMN" in SQL Server?

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A

If you have an existing column in a table and you do not need that column any more, you can delete it with "ALTER TABLE ... DROP COLUMN" statement. Here is a tutorial script to delete an existing column:

ALTER TABLE tip DROP COLUMN create_date
GO

SELECT * FROM tip
GO
id  subject    description               author
1   Learn SQL  Visit dev.fyicenter.com   NULL

As you can see, the column "create_date" is gone.

 

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