How can we add a column (with a default value) to a table in SQL Server 2005?

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Our business is using an older version of SQL Server (2005 in fact) and all we're trying to do is add a column, with a default value, to an existing table. Can someone point us in the right direction?

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That should be as easy as this:

ALTER TABLE yourTable
ADD yourColumn yourDataType
NOT NULL
DEFAULT yourDefaultValue;

For example:

ALTER TABLE codes
ADD code_value int
NOT NULL
DEFAULT 1;

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