By default, 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 Data Transmission Service (DTS) to rename the object in the destination instance.

Precautions

You can rename an object only in the Select Objects to Synchronize step when you configure a data synchronization task.

Note We recommend that you do not rename objects after the data synchronization task is started. Otherwise, the task may fail.

Procedure

  1. In the Select Objects to Synchronize step, 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 an object, you can rename the object.
    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, enter the database name that you want to use in the destination instance.

      Specify a database name
    • Table name mapping

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

      Specify a table name
    • Column name mapping

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

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