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amazon-redshiftHow do I add a column to an Amazon Redshift table?

Adding a column to an Amazon Redshift table can be done with the ALTER TABLE command. The following example code adds a new column to a table called users:

ADD COLUMN user_name VARCHAR(50);

This code adds a new column called user_name with a data type of VARCHAR(50) to the users table. After running the command, the users table will have an additional column.

Code explanation

  1. ALTER TABLE - Used to change the structure of an existing table.
  2. users - The name of the table to add a column to.
  3. ADD COLUMN - Used to add a new column to a table.
  4. user_name - The name of the new column to add.
  5. VARCHAR(50) - The data type of the new column.

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