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SQL Server FAQ - Renaming an Existing Column with Management Studio

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How to rename an existing column with SQL Server Management Studio?

If you are using SQL Server Management Studio, you can rename almost any data objects through the Object Explorer window. The tutorial example below shows you how to rename a column:

1. Run SQL Server Management Studio and connect to SQL server.

2. On the Object Explorer window, follow the object tree: Databases > FyiCenterData > Tables > dbo.tip > Columns > title.

3. Click right mouse button on "title". The context menu shows up.

4. Select "Rename", type "subject" over "title", and press Enter key. The column name will be changed.

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