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VB.net Rename a SQL table

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What VB.net code would I use to rename a SQL table

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You have to make sure there are constraints,indexes, etc. that could prevent,

You would issue "alter table tablename rename to new tablename"
Alternatively, you could create a new table using the old ones schema, copy the data, and drop the old table.

Or use the stored procedure, sp_rename old name,newname, table
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Sql Command:
"ALTER TABLE Old_Name   RENAME TO New_Name;"

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Imports System.Data
Imports System.Data.SqlClient
Public Class Form1
Private Sub Form1_Load(sender As System.Object, e As System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load
        Dim strConnection As String = "sp_rename 'OldTableName','NewTableName'"
        Dim cnn As SqlConnection = New SqlConnection("Data Source=(local);Database='YourDataBase';Integrated Security=yes;")
        Dim cmdDatabase As SqlCommand = New SqlCommand(strConnection, cnn)

        cnn.Open()

        cmdDatabase.ExecuteNonQuery()
        cnn.Close()
    End Sub

End Class

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Great! Thanks very much
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NOTE that you have to check for errors, as constraints, foreign keys, indexes, etc. could through an error denying the change. To change the table name in such circumstances, index, statistics, constraints, triggers have to be dropped.
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