How to rename a column in SQL Server ?

Published on August 29, 2016 by Senthil Kumar

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One of the options for the user to rename a column in SQL Server is using the so_rename stored procedure and specifying the parameters.

Here’s the syntax of the sp_rename.

EXEC sp_rename ‘<TableName.<columnName>>’ , ‘newColumnName’, ‘COLUMN’

For example , if you want to rename the column description in the temp_abundantcode table to comment , this is how it looks.

Use AdventureWorks
EXEC sp_rename 'temp_abundantcode.[description]' , 'comment', 'COLUMN'

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