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A very important task

I Need  to rename an access database field from VB dot net 2005

I forgot all about using DAO
if possible SQL statement
like


ALTER TABLE ttt RENAME COLUMN aaa TO bbb
that works in SQL

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by:VoteyDisciple
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I don't remember Access-specific DDL queries too well, but I'd guess it's:

ALTER TABLE ttt CHANGE COLUMN aaa bbb INT NOT NULL;
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by:Bahnass
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thx dear but

CHANGE is not a reserved word in ACCESS SQL

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by:Arthur_Wood
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you need to add a reference to the ADO Extensions for Security and Data Definition (ADOX)

then you can use the ADOX.Catalog and ADOX.Table objects

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by:Bahnass
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Don't know how to do for vb 2005
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by:Bahnass
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Sorry I repated it
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http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Programming_Languages/Dot_Net/VB_DOT_NET/Q_22078122.html
and had the answer

I believe the only way you can accomplish this is by:

1)  Adding a column:

ALTER TABLE yourTableName ADD COLUMN NewName datatype(size)

2)  Run an update statement to copy the data from the old column to the new one:

UPDATE yourTableName SET NewName = OldName

3)  Then drop the old column:

ALTER TABLE yourTableName DROP COLUMN OldName
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You should probably make a request to have this question deleted and have the points refunded.
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by:Bahnass
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Dear maralans
Just wanted to say thank U with these 500 point
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