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"...ADD COLUMN...DEFAULT YES" leaves existing rows as FALSE?

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Old July 2nd, 2005, 11:59 PM
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Default "...ADD COLUMN...DEFAULT YES" leaves existing rows as FALSE?

Hi all,
I'm adding a new column via this statement:

And it works great except that existing rows have myColumn = FALSE even
though the default is TRUE (new rows behave correctly). I would expect that
existing rows would take on the default? Am I incorrect in my expectation or
is there something wrong in my SQL statement?

P.S.: If you were about to answer: Just use this statement:
UPDATE myTable SET myColumn = YES
save your breath I already have done that. The question above still
stands though.


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