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2073231 - Table should be recreated when FK column is modified – SAP PD 16.5


  • When modifying a Foreign Key (FK) column, e.g. changing the data type, PowerDesigner generates an ALTER TABLE table_name MODIFY column_name statement.
  • Selecting the "Always use create statements" option in the Apply Model Changes to Database dialog has no effect and PD keeps generating ALTER TABLE statements.
  • In the below example, executing the script generated by PowerDesigner leads to error "ORA-02267: column type incompatible with referenced column type".
  • The alter.sql file should drop then create the tables and constraints again.



  • SAP PowerDesigner (PD) 16.5
  • SAP PowerDesigner 16.5 SP04
  • Oracle DBMS


SAP PowerDesigner 16.5 ; Sybase PowerAMC 16.5


CR771500, 771500 , KBA , BC-SYB-PD , PowerDesigner , Bug Filed

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