Introduction: Tables in SQL (Structured Query Language) databases may at times need to be modified. There are two approaches to do so. Requirements: An SQL development environment. Procedure: Once a connection to an SQL server is acquired and a database’s table is selected for modification, you can change its columns using two different approaches. First, you can change a column’s attributes using: alter table tableName modify columnName columnAttributes; Or, if you would like to change the column name as well, you may use: alter table tableName change previousColumnName newColumnName columnAttributes; You can use the second approach (using the keyword change) to only modify the attributes by repeating the pre-existing column name twice. This is instead of including a replacement column name after the previous column name.