How to rename a column name in SQL

By FoxLearn 7/2/2024 8:16:53 AM   36
To rename a column in SQL, you typically use the ALTER TABLE statement along with the RENAME COLUMN clause.

Here is the basic syntax how rename the column name in sql.

ALTER TABLE table_name 
RENAME COLUMN old_column_name TO new_column_name;

For example, suppose you have a table called "Customers" with a column named "FullName". To rename this column to "FirstName", you would use the following SQL statement.

ALTER TABLE Customers
RENAME COLUMN FullName TO FirstName

After executing this query, the column previously known as "FullName" will now be called "FirstName".

When you rename a column in SQL, the process affects the table schema but not the actual data stored in the column.