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BUG #: 54796 (SQLBUG_70)
If you try to change the length of a column inside BeginAlter and DoAlter like this:
this error message occurs:
[SQL-DMO]Modifying existing table columns, or inserting new ones prior to the end of the table, is not supported.
Use ExecuteImmediate to execute the ALTER TABLE ALTER COLUMN. For example:
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:
254561For more information, contact your primary support provider.
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/254561/ )INF: How to Obtain Service Pack 2 for Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 and Microsoft Data Engine (MSDE) 1.0