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SQL Anywhere 12.0.1 » SQL Anywhere Server - SQL Usage » Query and modify data » Data manipulation statements » Addition of data using INSERT » Insert values into specific columns


Inserting values into specific columns

You can add data to some columns in a row by specifying only those columns and their values.


While the column order you specify does not need to match the order of columns in the table, it must match the order in which you specify the values you are inserting.

Context and remarks

Define all other columns not included in the column list to allow NULL or have defaults. If you skip a column that has a default value, the default appears in that column.

 Insert values in specific columns
  • Execute an INSERT INTO statement to add data to specific columns.

    Adding data in only two columns, for example, DepartmentID and DepartmentName, requires a statement like this:

    INSERT INTO Departments ( DepartmentID, DepartmentName )
    VALUES ( 703, 'Western Sales' );

    DepartmentHeadID does not have a default value but accepts NULL. therefore a NULL is automatically assigned to that column.


The data is inserted into the specified columns.