FIX: SQLDMO: Changing Length of a Column Within a DoAlter Does Not Work

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BUG #: 54796 (SQLBUG_70)
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SYMPTOMS

If you try to change the length of a column inside BeginAlter and DoAlter like this:
table1.BeginAlter
Set column1 = t.Columns("city")
column1.Length = 70
table1.DoAlter
				
this error message occurs:
-2147201020 (80045004):
[SQL-DMO]Modifying existing table columns, or inserting new ones prior to the end of the table, is not supported.

RESOLUTION

Use ExecuteImmediate to execute the ALTER TABLE ALTER COLUMN. For example:
Dim server1 As New SQLDMO.SQLServer
Dim db1 As SQLDMO.Database
server1.Connect "(local)", "sa", ""
Set db1 = server1.Databases("pubs")
db1.ExecuteImmediate ("Alter table publishers Alter column city varchar(50) ")
server1.DisConnect
				

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in SQL Server 7.0. This problem has been corrected in U.S. Service Pack 2 for Microsoft SQL Server 7.0. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
254561 INF: How to Obtain Service Pack 2 for Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 and Microsoft Data Engine (MSDE) 1.0
For more information, contact your primary support provider.

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Article ID: 247312 - Last Review: October 22, 2013 - Revision: 2.1
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 Standard Edition
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