How to Add a Column with Default Value to Existing Table in SQL Server ?

Published on December 11, 2013 by abundantcode

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Looking to add a column with default value to an existing table in SQL Server ? Below is an example and sample Data Definition Language Query for achieving the same.

How to Add a Column with Default Value to Existing Table in SQL Server ?

Assume that the table name is “ACEmployee” which already exists and you want to add a new column called “Status” to the table which is of type integer with the default value of 1. Below is the sample T-SQL for adding the column.

ADD Status int NULL DEFAULT(1)
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