In SQL Server, there is a standard stored procedure called SP_RENAME to rename the column name. The syntax of this Rename Column approach is
-- Syntax for SQL Server rename column Name is: SP_RENAME '[Table Name].[Old Column Name]', '[New Column Name]', COLUMN'
SQL Rename Column Example
In this example, we will rename the column using this SP_RENAME stored procedure. To demonstrate the SQL Server Rename Column, We use the below table.
-- SQL Server Rename Column Name query is: USE NewNameDB GO SP_RENAME 'Customers.YearlyIncome', 'Income', 'COLUMN'
See the changed column
Rename Column using SSMS
If you can access the Management Studio, then right-click on the table, and select the Design from the context menu to change or rename the column.
Selecting the Design option will open the table in design mode. Let me rename the Income column to Annual Income
Click the Close button and select the Yes button from the displayed pop-up window to save the changes you made in the design window.
See the changed column.