Change the default value in MySQL columns

I’ll give an example of specifying or changing the default value in the MySQL column.
Let’s see the list of tables in the database:

SHOW TABLES;

Let’s see the structure of the table we are interested in:

DESCRIBE internet_main;

Let’s say the activate column has the type date and the default value is 0000-00-00, and we want to make 3000-01-01, then we will execute sql query:

ALTER TABLE internet_main ALTER activate SET DEFAULT '3000-01-01';

You can also delete the default value:

ALTER TABLE internet_main ALTER activate DROP DEFAULT;

Or return it as it was:

ALTER TABLE internet_main ALTER activate SET DEFAULT '0000-00-00';

In strict mode MySQL can not set the value 0000-00-00, so you can temporarily disable the strict mode:

SET sql_mode = '';
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