SQL - Rename Database

In SQL, there is no direct command to rename a database. However, you can achieve the same effect by following a series of steps:

  • Create a new database with the desired name.
  • Copy or transfer all the objects (tables, views, procedures, etc.) from the old database to the new one.
  • Drop the old database.

Create a new database:

CREATE DATABASE new_database;

Copy or transfer the objects from the old database to the new one. You can use various methods to achieve this, such as using SQL scripts, database backup and restore, or database replication tools.

Verify that all the data and objects have been successfully transferred to the new database.

Drop the old database:

DROP DATABASE old_database;

Make sure to update any references or connections to the old database in your application code or configuration files to point to the new database.

It's important to note that the process of renaming a database may vary depending on the specific database management system you are using. Some database systems may provide additional features or commands to simplify this process. Therefore, it's recommended to consult the documentation of your specific database management system for detailed instructions on renaming databases.