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Development Tools Database Foundations Manipulating Schema with SQL Altering Tables

Why does he leave us with truncated tables?

So... at the very end of this video Andrew tells us to Truncate the movies and actors table. "You know, it's sort of like deleting," he says. I assumed he would go through a way to un-truncate, but nope! Then I started the next video, and he talked as if nothing had happened and you tables are all still there. I get errors because "table doesn't exist". What can I do? Super annoying

2 Answers

No, I truncated, but maybe I don't understand fully what truncate means.

Anyways, I ended up deleting the database and going back and redoing a few steps to get it going again.

Andrew Chalkley
Andrew Chalkley
Treehouse Guest Teacher

Truncate should just delete the records not the table itself. :/

Ok, you're right, sorry man. In the next video you're changing the columns, but those should still be there, just the data is gone. I must have had an error just because I misspelled the command or something. Thanks now I understand.

I also just started there today after not working on it for a while, so I thought that database was the one with the enormous amount of movies, but just remembered that it's the one with just a couple movies we added.

Thanks again Andrew Chalkley