How to move columns in a MySQL table

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Currently I am having the following MySQL table: Employees (empID, empName, department);

I want to change the table to the following: Employees (empID, department, empName);

I want to change only column positions.How can this be done using ALTER statements?
Aug 19, 2020 in PHP by kartik
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Hello @kartik,

If empName is a VARCHAR(50) column:

ALTER TABLE Employees MODIFY COLUMN empName VARCHAR(50) AFTER department;

You can also do this:

ALTER TABLE Employees CHANGE COLUMN empName empName VARCHAR(50) AFTER department;

Hope it helps!!
Thank you!!

answered Aug 19, 2020 by Niroj
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