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Fields

Table columns are created and edited within the Field Editor.

 

 

To add a new table column, you should either:

 

open the table in Table Editor and the Fields tab there;
press the Insert key or select the Add New Field... item from the popup menu (alternatively, you may use the corresponding link of the Navigation Bar)

or

select the table in the explorer tree and use the Create New Field popup menu item

or

select the table Fields node or any field within the table in the explorer tree and use the Add New Field... popup menu item.

 

 

 

Table fields are edited within the Field Editor dialog window. In order to open the dialog you should either

 

open the table in Table Editor and the Fields tab there;
press the Enter key or select the Edit Field item from the popup menu (alternatively, you may use the corresponding link of the Navigation Bar)

or

select the field to edit in the explorer tree and use the Edit Field popup menu item.

       

You can change the name of the field using the Rename Field dialog. To open the dialog you should either

 

select the field to rename in the explorer tree;
select the Rename Field item from the popup menu

or

open the table in Table Editor and the Fields tab there;
select the field to rename;
select the Rename Field item from the popup menu (alternatively, you may use the corresponding link of the Navigation Bar).

 

 

 

To drop the table field:

 

select the field to drop in the explorer tree;
select the Drop Field item from the popup menu

or

open the table in Table Editor and the Fields tab there;
press the Delete key or select the Drop Field item from the popup menu (alternatively, you may use the corresponding link of the Navigation Bar)

 

and confirm dropping in the dialog window.

 

 

 

To specify the Data Type, select it from the drop-down list.

 

Note: the name of the object must be unique among all the object names in the table. You can use any identifier that is allowed by SQLite  server.

 

Parameters

Use the Size edit box to define the length of the field value for integer, float, char and other data types and use Precision to define the precision of the field value, e.g. for float data type.

 

Field flags

 Not Null

Forbids the NULL values for the field.

 

 Primary Key

With this option checked the field becomes the only field with a primary key. If you check this field, you will not be able to set this attribute for any other field in the table. Hence if you want to create a compound primary key, do not check this field but create a primary key through the Indexes tab of Table Editor or the appropriate step of Create Table Wizard.

 

Autoincrement

If this option is checked then whenever you insert a NULL into this column of the table, the NULL is automatically converted into an integer which is one greater than the largest value of this column over all other rows in the table, or 1 if the table is empty. Autoincrement is not allowed on WITHOUT ROWID tables or on any table column other than INTEGER PRIMARY KEY. To learn more about the implementation of autoincrement columns in SQLite, see the SQLite documentation.

 

Collate

Establishes the default sorting behavior for the column.

 

Unique constraints are added on the Indexes tab.

 

Default value

Within the box you can assign a default value for the field column. The action is optional. If the default value was specified during the new row created and no values is specified for some of the columns, the columns will be filled with their respective default values.

 



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