Subject Re: [firebird-support] Can't change Not Null -> Null in RC8
Author Martijn Tonies
Hi Alexandre,

> I cannot change the mandatory status of a field
> (specialy from Not Null to Nulls allowed) using
> metadata updates (IBexpert in fact).
> It seems to work, tough, in the other way. I can
> change a column that allowed nulls to not null, but
> once done that, can't make it back.
> The only way left, of course, is to recreate the
> table. I wonder if this could be a bug or am I missing
> something?

Changing from NULL -> NOT NULL or back is
done via a system table update.

Exactly why can't you do this? Do you get an
error of some sort?

With regards,

Martijn Tonies
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