how to change a table column name on access with an alter query


i have a table that the name is "table1" and there is a field with the name "field2" and i want to change it to the name "field1" how can i make it, something  like this:

ALTER TABLe table1
ALTER COLUMN field2 field1

thanks alot
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Do you need to change it from SQL? Access has a "Design mode" to design a table manually, where you can edit the name of the columns and any other things.

As I know, the only way to rename a table column on Access by SQL is to drop the column and add the column (but if you do so, you will have to copy the data first to another table and load back after your DROP+ADD operation is complete).
Gustav BrockCIOCommented:
You can't. But you can use VBA:
 Dim  db  As  DAO.Database 
     Dim  tdd  As  DAO.TableDef 
     Set  db = CurrentDb() 
     Set  td = db.TableDefs(YourTableName) 
     td.Fields(CurrentFieldName).Name = NewFieldName 

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Of course, the table has to be closed to allow this.


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bill201Author Commented:
thanks alot
Gustav BrockCIOCommented:
You are welcome!

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