Modifying fields in database tables with phpMyAdmin Print

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How to modify fields in a database table using phpMyAdmin:

Step 1: Log in to phpMyAdmin.

Step 2: After logging in, you'll see the phpMyAdmin interface. It's divided into two sections:
- The left side is blue and contains a list of databases and their respective tables.
- The right side is a white screen where you'll perform your actions and view details about your databases and tables when you query them.

Step 3: Select the Table to Modify:
- In the left panel, navigate to the database that contains the table you want to modify.
- Click on the table name to select it.

Step 4: View Table Details:
- The right-hand window will now display the details of the selected table.
- You'll see a list of all the fields (columns) in the table.

Step 5: Find the Field to Modify:
- Locate the specific field (column) that you want to modify.
- Place a checkmark in the box at the beginning of the field's row.

Step 6: Start Modification:
- Once you've selected the field, look for the "Change" icon. It typically looks like a pencil writing.
- Click on the "Change" icon.

Step 7: Make the Changes:
- After clicking "Change," the selected field's properties will be displayed on a separate page.
- Here, you can make the necessary changes to the field, such as modifying its data type, length, or other attributes.

Step 8: Save the Changes:
- After making the desired modifications, don't forget to click the "Save" button to save your changes.

Step 9: Confirm Alteration:
- The right-hand screen will now indicate that the table has been successfully altered, and it will display the changes you made.

Step 10: Return to Main Screen:
- You can return to the main phpMyAdmin screen by clicking the "HOME" button located in the left panel, below the phpMyAdmin name.

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