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sp_changeobjectowner -  running gives object does not exist

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Hi

In SQL Server 2005 I have a database diagram named 'diagRel' and it's owner is 'DOM\Forename.Surname'.
I want to change the owner to dbo (i have full persmission on the db) but when I run:

  EXEC sp_changeobjectowner 'DOM\Forename.Surname.diagRel', 'dbo';

I get the error:
  Msg 15001, Level 16, State 1, Procedure sp_changeobjectowner, Line 62
  Object 'DOM\Forename.Surname.diagRel' does not exist or is not a valid object for this operation.

I've tried it like this too:
  EXEC sp_changeobjectowner '[DOM\Forename.Surname].diagRel', 'dbo';
with the same results.

Thanks

James
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Question by:james-doughty
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by:Aneesh Retnakaran
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try this way

EXEC sp_changeobjectowner 'diagRel', 'dbo'

make sure that the owner of the object exists

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by:Aneesh Retnakaran
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select specific_schema as owner, specific_name  as spName
from information_schema.routines
WHERE specific_name = 'diagRel'

the above will list you the sp owner
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by:james-doughty
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the EXEC sp_changeobjectowner 'diagRel', 'dbo'..gave the same thing (the dbo and the user exist).

The query

select specific_schema as owner, specific_name  as spName
from information_schema.routines
WHERE specific_name = 'diagRel'

Returns an empty recordset.

Thanks for the help
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carecorejen earned 200 total points
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Question.  Did you just import this database from a different server by chance?  If so, it looks like the owner permissions might be messed up.  I'm currently in the same boat.

Run this: sp_change_users_login 'report'

It will show "orphaned users".
I'm currently walking through this article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314546

Jennifer
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