[GRASS-user] Trying to rename a column
tech_dev at wildintellect.com
Thu Aug 14 01:00:33 EDT 2008
Quick trick to try then is to open the dbf with OpenOffice you'll see
the column specs is the 1st line with the column name. Just change the 5
to an 8. Or do the copy method you mentioned.
I've never seen another way to easily do it. You should think about
changing to sqlite though, I was under this impression that it was the
default for 6.3
Thomas.Adams at noaa.gov wrote:
> dbf; just the default for a generic vector file. I should have added more detail, such as that I am using GRASS 6.3 on Linux.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Alex Mandel <tech_dev at wildintellect.com>
> Date: Wednesday, August 13, 2008 10:55 pm
> Subject: Re: [GRASS-user] Trying to rename a column
>> Thomas Adams wrote:
>>> Ultimately what I am trying to do is to make a varchar(5) field
>> be a
>>> varchar(8) field — but I don't see how to do this directly. So, I
>>> thought if I created a new varchar(8) column, copied the values
>> of the
>>> varchar(5) column into it (This all worked fine); then, renamed
>>> varchar(5) column to 'foo' (which also worked), then I could
>> rename the
>>> varchar(8) column to what the column name was for the original
>>> varchar(5) column — this does NOT work. Also, I would like to
>> delete the
>>> 'foo' column, but I don't see how to do this.
>>> Any suggestions?
>> What's the data backend you're using? dbf, sqlite, postgis?
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