Sql – Rename column SQL Server 2008

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I am using SQL Server 2008 and Navicat. I need to rename a column in a table using SQL.

ALTER TABLE table_name RENAME COLUMN old_name to new_name;

This statement doesn't work.

Best Solution

Use sp_rename

EXEC sp_RENAME 'TableName.OldColumnName' , 'NewColumnName', 'COLUMN'

See: SQL SERVER – How to Rename a Column Name or Table Name

Documentation: sp_rename (Transact-SQL)

For your case it would be:

EXEC sp_RENAME 'table_name.old_name', 'new_name', 'COLUMN'

Remember to use single quotes to enclose your values.