Renaming Database Objects
You can use database refactoring to rename a database schema object in Microsoft Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals. 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.
In This Section
Overview of Rename Refactoring
Provides an overview of how you can rename a database schema object and describes the effect on other objects in the database project.
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.
Protecting Data during a Renaming Operation
Discusses options to prevent possible data loss when you rename a database object.
Rename Refactoring Tasks
Contains links to information about common rename refactoring tasks such as renaming database objects, previewing rename operations, and reversing rename operations.
Refactoring Database Objects in a Team Environment
Discusses things to consider when you refactor database objects in a team environment.
Deploying Refactoring Changes to a Database
Discusses how to deploy refactoring changes to a database.
Terminology Overview of Database Edition
Describes terminology associated with the features of Visual Studio Team System Database Edition.