I am getting this error when I am trying to run an alter table command to drop a column:
ERROR 1025 (HY000): Error on rename of …. (errno: 150).
If I understand correctly it is a foreign key problem, but I do not have a clue how to fix it. Would somebody be so kind and tell me how to get it working.
The code used for creating table:
CREATE TABLE categories( cid INT AUTO_INCREMENT NOT NULL PRIMARY KEY, assets_id INT NOT NULL, cat_name VARCHAR(30) NOT NULL, INDEX(assets_id), FOREIGN KEY (assets_id) REFERENCES asset(aid) ON UPDATE CASCADE ) ENGINE=INNODB DEFAULT CHARSET=utf8;
The alter command:
ALTER TABLE categories DROP COLUMN assets_id;
The table categories is completely blank. So there is no information to set off the CASCADE restrictions. So could you help me what kind of wizardry do I need to delete the column assets_id. Thank you.
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SHOW CREATE TABLE categories to show the name of constraint.
Most probably it will be
Use the name to drop the foreign key first and the column then:
ALTER TABLE categories DROP FOREIGN KEY categories_ibfk_1; ALTER TABLE categories DROP COLUMN assets_id;
For me the problem was a different one:
The site was (accidentally) accessible for everyone. So the update script was startet multiple times. That caused race conditions that threw errors like this.
-> Be sure that the site gets accessed only once, until every script finished!