Rename Refactoring Tasks
You can use database refactoring to rename a schema object. Other objects that reference the renamed object are automatically updated with the new name. For example, you can rename a column in a table, and any stored procedures that reference that column are automatically updated with the new name. For more information, see Overview of Rename Refactoring.
In This Section
How to: Rename Database Objects
Lists the steps to rename a database schema object and describes the effect on other objects in the database project.
How to: Preview Renaming Changes
Lists the steps to use the Preview Changes dialog box before you rename a database schema object.
How to: Rename References to a Server or Database
Lists the steps to rename servers, databases, or the variables that represent names of servers or databases.
How to: Undo a Database Object Rename
Lists the steps to reverse a rename refactoring operation.
Walkthrough: Renaming a Database Column
Walks you through the process of creating a database project, importing a database schema, and renaming a database object.
Renaming Database Objects
Contains links to information about how to rename database objects, including an overview, important considerations, tasks, and troubleshooting information.
Considerations before Renaming Database Objects
Discusses important issues to consider before you rename database objects, such as how to prevent data loss, and describes the effects on data generation plans and scripts.
Terminology Overview of Database Edition
Describes terminology associated with the features of Visual Studio Team System Database Edition.