SQL Add Column Position

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SQL Add Column Position

SQL Add Column Position


SQL Add Column Position is used to add the column at the specific position. The Alter statement copy the structure of existed table and make a modify a table on the basis of specified Query.

Understand with Example

The Tutorial illustrates an example from SQL Add Column Position to the existing table 'Stu_Table'.

Create Table Stu_Table



create table Stu_Table(Stu_Id integer(2), Stu_Name varchar(15))

Insert data into Stu_Table

insert into Stu_Table values(1,'Komal')
insert into Stu_Table values(2,'Ajay')
insert into Stu_Table values(3,'Rakesh')
insert into Stu_Table values(4,'Bhanu')
insert into Stu_Table values(5,'Santosh)


Stu_Id Stu_Name
1 Komal
2 Ajay
3 Rakesh
4 Bhanu
5 Santosh

SQL Add Column Syntax

The ALTER Table is used to modify table name 'table_name' and add a column at the specific position. The first column specify the position of the column to be come first in table followed by a after column in a table. The Syntax is given as : 

ALTER TABLE table_name
ADD column_name column-definition [ FIRST | AFTER col_name ]

SQL Add Colum Query

The SQL Add Column Query add a Stu_Name column followed by Stu_Name in the Table Stu_Table.

Alter Table Stu_Table add Stu_Class int(10) AFTER Stu_Name

View data  Stu_Table

Stu_Id Stu_Name Stu_Class
1 Komal NULL
2 Ajay NULL
3 Rakesh NULL
4 Bhanu NULL
5 Santosh NULL