Delete a column from an existing MySQL table

Posted March 18, 2004 by Quinn McHenry in MySQL

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The SQL command in this recipe removes a column and the column’s data from an existing MySQL table.

To delete the column col_stuff from the table table_things, use the following SQL command:

ALTER TABLE 'table_things' DROP 'col_stuff'


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Quinn was one of the original co-founders of Tech-Recipes. He is currently crafting iOS applications as a senior developer at Small Planet Digital in Brooklyn, New York.
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