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How can I rename table names and column names in mysql


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If only a few changes are necessary, you can just go through a web administration tool like phpAdmin.

If you have many names to change, you could write a script (possibly even generate a script by a tool) and execute it like this:


The script would contain the SQL commands as shown here:

alter table orgs change o_id org_id int(11);
alter table orgs change o_name org_name varchar(64);
rename table orgs organizations;

Content-type: text/html


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2007-02-28, 09:12:57
anonymous from United States  
Exactly what I needed - thanks
2007-05-16, 23:05:29
anonymous from India  
2007-06-11, 23:22:50
2008-01-09, 23:28:15 from Tehran, Iran  
2008-03-27, 08:56:16
anonymous from Germany  
2008-05-20, 12:27:40
anonymous from United States  
a good tip.. thanks
2008-05-25, 08:18:14   (updated: 2008-05-25, 08:18:41)
dd from United States  
Thanks, helped a lot since I am just learning SQL and using mySQL.
2008-09-26, 23:28:22
anonymous from Madras, India  
2008-10-24, 11:02:39   (updated: 2008-10-24, 11:04:22)
anonymous from Bangalore, India  
Thank you very much
2008-12-11, 01:56:53
anonymous from South Africa  
I'm struggling to rename a column from a table without affecting the data in it using mysql console
2009-04-03, 12:29:42   (updated: 2009-04-03, 12:30:29)
anonymous from Madras, India  
2009-08-10, 01:54:37
anonymous from Mongolia  
tnx.I really want to learn mysql prefectly.
2010-01-13, 06:58:34
anonymous from India  
2010-01-14, 18:17:48
anonymous from Canada  
go fuckurself fail wrong bullshit on table rename
2010-01-18, 01:39:07
anonymous from Mongolia  
tnx a lot
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