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Consider the following scenario:

  • You do column manipulation (for example, Add/Drop column) on two tables in Microsoft SQL Server.

  • You do system versioning on one table, and specify the other table as a history table.

In this scenario, when you try to rename a column in a temporal current table, you receive an error message that resembles the following: 

Msg 208, Level 16, State 77, Procedure sp_rename, Line LineNumber [Batch Start Line LineNumber]

Invalid object name ' '.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.


This issue is fixed in the following cumulative updates for SQL Server:

About cumulative updates for SQL Server:

Each new cumulative update for SQL Server contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous cumulative update. Check out the latest cumulative updates for SQL Server:


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