Microsoft SQL Server introduces the concept of a synonym. A synonym is an alternative name for a schema-scoped object. Client applications can use a single-part name to reference a base object by using a synonym instead of using a two-part, three-part, or four-part name to reference the base object.
This section provides the information that is necessary to understand synonyms.
Explains the concept of synonyms and the benefits of using synonyms.
Describes the contexts in which synonyms can and cannot be used.
Provides information about accessing synonym metadata and other related information.