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change_table(table_name) public

A block for changing columns in table.

Example

 # change_table() yields a Table instance
 change_table(:suppliers) do |t|
   t.column :name, :string, :limit => 60
   # Other column alterations here
 end
Examples
Add a column
 change_table(:suppliers) do |t|
   t.column :name, :string, :limit => 60
 end
Add 2 integer columns
 change_table(:suppliers) do |t|
   t.integer :width, :height, :null => false, :default => 0
 end
Add created_at/updated_at columns
 change_table(:suppliers) do |t|
   t.timestamps
 end
Add a foreign key column
 change_table(:suppliers) do |t|
   t.references :company
 end

Creates a company_id(integer) column

Add a polymorphic foreign key column
 change_table(:suppliers) do |t|
   t.belongs_to :company, :polymorphic => true
 end

Creates company_type(varchar) and company_id(integer) columns

Remove a column
 change_table(:suppliers) do |t|
   t.remove :company
 end
Remove several columns
 change_table(:suppliers) do |t|
   t.remove :company_id
   t.remove :width, :height
 end
Remove an index
 change_table(:suppliers) do |t|
   t.remove_index :company_id
 end

See also Table for details on all of the various column transformation

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September 25, 2008
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change_table :table do |t|

  t.column # adds an ordinary column. Ex: t.column(:name, :string)
  t.index # adds a new index.
  t.timestamps
  t.change # changes the column definition. Ex: t.change(:name, :string, :limit => 80)
  t.change_default # changes the column default value.
  t.rename # changes the name of the column.
  t.references
  t.belongs_to
  t.string
  t.text
  t.integer
  t.float
  t.decimal
  t.datetime
  t.timestamp
  t.time
  t.date
  t.binary
  t.boolean
  t.remove
  t.remove_references
  t.remove_belongs_to
  t.remove_index
  t.remove_timestamps
end