Topic Status: Some information in this topic is pre-release and subject to change in future releases. Pre-release information describes new features or changes to existing features in Microsoft SQL Server 2014.
Changes the name of a database.
This feature will be removed in a future version of Microsoft SQL Server. Avoid using this feature in new development work, and plan to modify applications that currently use this feature. Use ALTER DATABASE MODIFY NAME instead. For more information, see ALTER DATABASE (Transact-SQL).
Applies to: SQL Server (SQL Server 2008 through current version).
The following example creates the Accounting database and then changes the name of the database to Financial. The sys.databases catalog view is then queried to verify the new name of the database.
USE master; GO CREATE DATABASE Accounting; GO EXEC sp_renamedb N'Accounting', N'Financial'; GO SELECT name, database_id, modified_date FROM sys.databases WHERE name = N'Financial'; GO