How to Update a One-Part Name Synonym
When working with an index, you might need to create a new one-part name synonym or update an existing one. Thesaurus pages provide many terms and phrases related to the word update. You can find these on the definition page and the thesaurus. To make it even easier to find a synonym, use the search box to enter the phrase. When completing your search, you can choose the appropriate synonym by clicking on the hyperlinked link.
Updating a one-part name synonym
If you’re updating an existing database object, updating a one-part name synonym is a relatively simple task. It requires just one change to the Synonym definition instead of changing all of the places where the object is referenced. There are several benefits to using synonyms, and each one has some drawbacks. Learn more about the syntactic sugars and pitfalls of using synonyms. The benefits far outweigh the cons.
When you’re making a change to an existing one-part name synonym, you have to make sure that the reference is valid before you perform the change. Fortunately, it’s fairly easy to check whether a synonym is valid by querying the STATUS column in the ALL_, DBA_, or USER_OBJECTS data dictionary views. The following examples will show you how to update a one-part name synonym.
To update a one-part name synonym, follow the process of the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature. The International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN) requires approval. A synonym is a name that is derived from a different species. An example of this is Norway spruce. Linnaeus was the first to use that name. The scientific name is now Picea abies.
You can also create a one-part name synonym by using an SSSMS template. This template will check to see if the base object already exists before creating the synonym. Run the template by pressing Ctrl+Shift+M and then select the name that you want to change and click OK. The SSSMS template will open a window where you can change the values and press OK to create the object.
After you’ve updated the base object, you can use the new location for your new synonyms. For example, you can now change the location of Employee table on Server2 to Server1. The application can still use the same single-part name to reference the Employee table, but must update the synonym to point to the new location. Once you’ve done that, the database application will have updated all the synonyms that reference the base object.
Synonyms can simplify your database. They enable you to hide complex object names and provide friendly alternative names. Additionally, they are backward compatible with legacy systems, so you don’t need to change the names of your columns to reference the new name. As a bonus, synonyms can help you avoid confusion and simplify database administration and development. The disadvantages of using synonyms are minimal and often worth the benefits. They should be used sparingly, however.
Resetting the list of synonyms of an index to its default value
There are many ways to restore the default setting of an index, such as by resetting its list of synonyms. You can use the -reset option before any identifier in lines 14 through 28. The -reset keyword overwrites the existing default Meilisearch settings. Resetting the list of synonyms of an index can also be done via the global settings route.
Creating a new one-part name synonym
Creating a new one-part name variant is easy, but creating it in SQL Server can be tricky. Creating synonyms requires two key steps: first, specifying the name of the variant, and then dropping and recreating the synonym if it already exists. This method is not supported in some SQL Server versions, however. To avoid errors, use the OR REPLACE operator to drop a synonym, or the OR REPLACE keyword to change its definition. You can only use this statement on tables and object types that do not have a dependency on the current database.
Secondly, make sure the value of the synonym is not empty. This option is not suitable for all instances, since a new one-part name will not be available for it. This way, the object will not be displayed in queries, and the database code will not know what its actual name is. However, this option is ideal for those who want to use a one-part name to represent multiple objects.
Lastly, ensure that the table you’re working on has appropriate permissions. Changing the name of a table in a database may break the application, which isn’t always an easy task. If you’re creating a synonym to replace an existing one, be sure to follow the SQL Server documentation closely. You should carefully document all permissions that were previously associated with the base object, since removing them will rename other tables in the database.
Another advantage of using a synonym is that it provides another layer of abstraction. As a result, you can make it easier for your app to implement. Synonyms don’t have column-level permissions and cannot apply DDL commands on their own. Because of the high-level abstraction, they are perfect for apps that don’t require DDL operations. This layer of abstraction makes creating new synonyms much easier for developers.
Once you’ve chosen a synonym, you can use it in SQL statements by using the CREATE SYNONYM wizard. You’ll be prompted for a new synonym name in the properties panel. Once you’ve provided a full-qualified object name, click the Execute button to finish creating the synonym. You can now use this synonym to create other types of objects with the same one-part name.
If you’re using a database with more than one object, creating synonyms is easy. SSMS provides selection options for database, object, and schema names. Entering a name manually can result in a non-existent object. The SQL Syntax Highlighter tool is helpful for creating new one-part name variants. The SSMS editor also allows you to create synonyms without specifying the object’s name.