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I have inherited a db with tables named like

dbo.xyz_aaaa
dbo.xyz_bbb
dbo.abc_cccc
dbo.abc_dddd
dbo.eeee
dbo.ffff

Everything to the right of the underscore is unique and I want to end up with

dbo.aaaa
dbo.bbb
dbo.cccc
dbo.dddd
dbo.eeee
dbo.ffff

Is there a way to use sql server to mass update dbo.xyz_aaaa to dbo.aaaa including any  Views or Stored procedures.   Or do I just use the generate scripts function, use the editor to do to a find and replace, then recreate?
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Question by:Scott Fell,  EE MVE
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by:BlueYonder
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A script is possible. Use the following for the table names and a cursor to traverse the each table.

SELECT name
FROM dbo.sysobjects
WHERE xtype = 'U' AND --THE NAME OF THE DB--



ALTER TABLE table_name
RENAME TO new_table_name;
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by:mimran18
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TRY THIS

SELECT 'ALTER TABLE ' + NAME +  ' RENAME TO ' + Substring(name ,CharIndex('_',name)+1,LEN(name))
FROM dbo.sysobjects
WHERE xtype = 'U' And CharIndex('_',name)>0
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by:Scott Fell, EE MVE
ID: 38822640
Thank you.  What about the find and replace for the table names in views and stored procedures?
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ID: 38822647
Select * from syscomments Where [text] like '%tablename%'
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by:mimran18
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by:Scott Fell, EE MVE
ID: 38824838
Thanks, I got it done.  For the views and stored procs I just generated the script and did a find and replace.
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