ALTER TAG Syntax

ALTER TAG <tag_name>
    <alter_definition> [, alter_definition] ...]
    [ttl_definition [, ttl_definition] ... ]

alter_definition:
| ADD    (prop_name data_type)
| DROP   (prop_name)
| CHANGE (prop_name data_type)

ttl_definition:
    TTL_DURATION = ttl_duration, TTL_COL = prop_name

ALTER TAG statement changes the structure of a tag. For example, you can add or delete properties, change the data type of an existing property. You can also set a property as TTL (Time-To-Live), or change the TTL duration.

Note: Nebula Graph automatically examines indexes when altering a tag. When altering a tag, Nebula Graph first checks whether the tag is associated with any indexes then traverses all of them to check whether the column item to be dropped or changed exists in the index column. If existed, the alter is rejected. Otherwise, it is allowed.

Please refer to Index Documentation on details about index.

Multiple ADD, DROP, and CHANGE clauses are permitted in a single ALTER statements, separated by commas. But do NOT add, drop, change the same property in one statement. If you have to do so, make each operation as a clause of the ALTER statement.

nebula> CREATE TAG t1 (name string, age int);
nebula> ALTER TAG t1 ADD (id int, address string);
nebula> ALTER TAG t1 TTL_DURATION = 2, TTL_COL = age;

Notice that TTL_COL only support INT and TIMESTAMP types.