How do I update the CRS for a table geometry column?

I have created my db and table with

spatialite_tool -i -shp London_Ward_CityMerged -d london_boundaries.sqlite -t Barnet -g geometry -c utf-8 -s 27700

Then removed a few rows with

delete from Barnet where DISTRICT != "Barnet";

When I try to update the geometry column with

update Barnet set geometry = ST_Transform(geometry, 4326);

I get the error

Error: Barnet.geometry violates Geometry constraint [geom-type or SRID not allowed]
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    Your column is constrained to be 27700 so you can't store 4326 geom in it
    – Ian Turton
    Commented Sep 4, 2022 at 13:31
  • Ah, got it. I created a new column first and then transformed. If you want to provide an answer I will accept it. Or I can just edit my question
    – Rojj
    Commented Sep 4, 2022 at 13:38
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    Or you can write that as an answer yourself.
    – user30184
    Commented Sep 5, 2022 at 7:57

1 Answer 1


Based on the comment I modified my code to create a geometry column first and then tranform the orignal column into the new one.

select AddGeometryColumn("Barnet", "GeometryLatLon", 4326, 'POLYGON', 'XY');
update Barnet set GeometryLatLon = ST_Transform(geometry, 4326);

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