How SQL Server synonyms help database DevOps


Synonyms inside SQL Server are one of those useful but forgotten features. A synonym is a database level object that allows you to provide an alternative name for another database object such as a view, user defined table, scalar function, stored procedure, inline table valued function (tvf), or extended stored procedure. They can also be used for CLR Assembly related stored procedures, CLR tvf, CLR scalar functions or even CLR aggregate functions. There are many practical uses for synonyms, and I’ll explain how to create them and some use cases.

You can create a synonym using the GUI in SSMS