After an object, such as a database or table, is synchronized from the source instance to the destination instance, the name of the object remains unchanged. You can use the object name mapping feature provided by DTS to specify a different name for the object in the destination instance.

Notes

You can perform this operation only when a data synchronization task is configured and the current process is Select Objects to Synchronize.

Note Do not perform this operation after the data synchronization task is started. Otherwise, the synchronization may fail.

Procedure

  1. On the Select Objects to Synchronize page, move the required objects to the Selected section, move the pointer over a database or table, and then click Edit.
    Note Different database types support different objects. If Edit appears when you move the pointer over the target object, the operation is supported.
    Click Edit
  2. In the dialog box that appears, specify a name for the object in the destination instance.
    • Database name mapping

      In the Edit Database Name dialog box that appears, enter the database name that you want to use in the destination instance.

      Enter the database name
    • Table name mapping

      In the Edit Table dialog box that appears, enter the table name that you want to use in the destination instance.

      Enter the table name
    • Column name mapping

      In the Edit Table dialog box that appears, enter a new name for each column.

      Specify column names
      Note In this step, you can deselect columns that do not need to be synchronized.
  3. Click OK.
  4. Configure other parameters that are required for the data synchronization task.