Renaming columns in a view

You can rename one or more columns in a view, if required. Renaming a column changes only the display name and has no affect on the underlying name of the field in the table layout.

You can rename either the default column name used by all views associated with the table, or you can rename only the column name used by a particular view. Column names specified within individual views override default column names.

To rename a column in a view:

  1. If you want to rename the default column name, do the following:
    1. Select Edit > Table Layout.
    2. Click the Edit Fields/Expressions tab.
    3. Right-click the column name you want to rename and select Edit, or double-click the column name.
    4. Change the column name in the Alternate Column Title field.
    5. Click Accept Entry and click Close to exit the Table Layout dialog box.

      All columns that use the default name in all views associated with the table are automatically updated. Columns that have a name specified within an individual view are not updated.

    6. Optional. To update a column with a name specified at the view level, right-click the column header, select Properties, delete the name from the Alternate Column Title field, and click OK. Switch back and forth between views, or close and reopen the table, to refresh the column name. Click Yes when you are prompted to save the changes to the table.
  2. If you want to rename the column name used by a particular view, do the following:
    1. Right-click the column header and select Properties.
    2. Change the column name in the Alternate Column Title field, and click OK.
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