Mgmnt Studio change schema name.

Posted on 2007-04-10
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
Please outline the steps Using Management Studio for SQL 2005.

How do I change the schema name for a database?

I want the tables to appear as mychosenname_xxx instead of dbo_xxx

Question by:Volibrawl
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It is a two step process in script. One to create the schema, the second to transfer the table. You would have to do this for every table that you want to transfer. You may also authorize a different user (rather than dbo). You can read more about it under CREATE SCHEMA and ALTER SCHEMA in books online.


ALTER SCHEMA mychosenname_xxx TRANSFER dbo.Address;

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So, like my other question, there is no tool in Management Studio to do this either?

I have to write 2 scripts for each of the 50 tables?

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Excuse me, 1 script for each of the tables.
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No, no tool in SMS to create and transfer. Schema is new to SQL 2005 (it was the owner in 2000), so there are new rules and situations. Manipulating schemas requires T-SQL.


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OK, can't be done, huh?

The more I use this Management Studio, the more I find I can't do any of the things I want to do with it.

Thanks anyway..


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SQL 2005 SMS   has tool to create and transfer Schema.
1. To create new Schema go to Security-Schemas (add new)
2. To rename schema.:
2.1 First you need activate Property window  just click F4 (or select from  Menu - View - Properties Window)
2.2 Then right click on table name and select Design. Design window is opened and you can change schema  name in properties window.  Don't forget TO SAVE it. Click on save button   :)


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