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How to: Change the Name of an Analysis Services Database in Business Intelligence Development Studio

New: 14 April 2006

The manner in which you change the name of a Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services (SSAS) database depends upon how you connect to the Analysis Services database. To change the name of an existing database, you must connect in online mode. To change the name of the database into which objects in an Analysis Services project will be instantiated, you must connect in project mode.

  1. Connect directly to the Analysis Services database.

  2. In Solution Explorer, right-click the database and then click Edit Database.

  3. In the Database name text box, change the database name.

  4. Click Save or Save All on the toolbar, click Save Selected Items or Save All on the File menu, or close the Database Designer and then click Save when prompted.

    The database name is updated in the Analysis Services instance and the database object in Solution Explorer is refreshed.

  1. Open the Analysis Services project.

  2. In Solution Explorer, right-click the Analysis Services project and then click Properties.

  3. In the Property Pages dialog box, click Deployment in the Configuration Properties section.

  4. Change the Database property to the new database name.

    The next time the Analysis Services project is deployed, it will be deployed to this new database name. If this database already exists, it will be overwritten.

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