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How to add a column to a big table on a live database instance (Doc ID 2214198.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 30, 2019

Applies to:

MySQL Server - Version 5.6 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

Discuss strategies to add a column to a table in a production database instance

Solution

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In this Document
Goal
Solution
 Adding a column by means of ALTER TABLE...ADD COLUMN
 Adding a column by means of manual procedure
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