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NAME

v.db.addcol - Adds one or more columns to the attribute table connected to a given vector map.

KEYWORDS

vector, database, attribute table

SYNOPSIS

v.db.addcol
v.db.addcol help
v.db.addcol map=name [layer=integer] columns=string [--verbose] [--quiet]

Parameters:

map=name
Name of vector map for which to edit attribute table
layer=integer
Layer number where to add column(s)
A single vector map can be connected to multiple database tables. This number determines which table to use.
Default: 1
columns=string
Name and type of the new column(s) ('name type [,name type, ...]')
Data types depend on database backend, but all support VARCHAR(), INT, DOUBLE PRECISION and DATE

DESCRIPTION

v.db.addcol adds one or more column(s) to the attribute table connected to a given vector map. It automatically checks the connection for the specified layer.

NOTES

v.db.addcol is a front-end to db.execute to allow easier usage. The supported types of columns depend on the database backend. However, all backends should support VARCHAR, INT, DOUBLE PRECISION and DATE. The default dbf backend supports only these types. The existing database connection(s) can be verified with v.db.connect.

EXAMPLES

Adding a single column:
v.db.addcol sentiero_brenta_points columns="slope double precision"
v.info -c sentiero_brenta_points

Adding two columns:

v.db.addcol sentiero_brenta_points columns="slope double precision,myname varchar(15)"
v.info -c sentiero_brenta_points

SEE ALSO

db.execute, v.db.addtable, v.db.connect, v.db.dropcol, v.db.droptable, v.db.select, v.db.update,
GRASS SQL interface

AUTHOR

Moritz Lennert (mlennert@club.worldonline.be)

Last changed: $Date: 2010-03-21 09:19:18 -0800 (Sun, 21 Mar 2010) $


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