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How to Add a Default Value to a Column in MySQL

To add a default value to a column in MySQL, use the ALTER TABLE ... ALTER ... SET DEFAULT command:

--Example: Products have a default stock of 0
ALTER TABLE products ALTER COLUMN stocks integer SET DEFAULT 0;

--Example: Products are available by default (removed optional COLUMN keyword)
ALTER TABLE products ALTER available SET DEFAULT true;

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