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RENAME TABLE Command

Visual Studio .NET 2003

Renames a table in the current database.

RENAME TABLE TableName1 TO TableName2

Parameters

TableName1
Specifies the name of the table to be renamed.
TableName2
Specifies the new name of the table.

Remarks

You cannot use RENAME TABLE to change the name of a free table; use RENAME instead.

Example

The following example creates two databases named mydbc1 and mydbc2, and a table named table1. The table is added to mydbc1 when it is created. The table is then closed and removed from mydbc1. ADD TABLE is then used to add the table to mydbc2. RENAME TABLE is used to change the name of the table from table1 to table2.

CLOSE DATABASES
CREATE DATABASE mydbc1
CREATE DATABASE mydbc2
SET DATABASE TO mydbc1
CREATE TABLE table1 (cField1 C(10), n N(10))  && Adds table to mydbc1
CLOSE TABLES     && A table must be closed to remove it from a database
REMOVE TABLE table1
SET DATABASE TO mydbc2
ADD TABLE table1
RENAME TABLE table1 TO table2

See Also

ADD TABLE | CLOSE DATABASES | CREATE DATABASE | COPY FILE | COPY TO | OPEN DATABASE | RENAME

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