renaming a column and statistics generation

From: Michael Moore <>
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2009 16:38:28 -0800
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A co-worker wanted to rename a column on a very large table. The DBA's told him, "no way", because it was cause the statistics to be recalculated which is a very long process.

I'd like a second opinion. Does renaming a column cause statistics to be regenerated? If so, is there any workaround such as LOCK_TABLE_STATS where you could lock the stats before the rename, and unlock them after the rename?


Received on Wed Jan 14 2009 - 18:38:28 CST

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