Generate Scripts to Change Owner of all Tables in a SQL Server Database

In order to change the owner of an object in the current database, use the sp_changeobjectowner system stored procedure. The basic syntax is as follows:

sp_changeobjectowner [ @objname = ] 'object' , [ @newowner = ] 'owner'

In order to generate the Script to Change Owner of all Tables in a database, use this query

SELECT 'EXEC sp_changeobjectowner '''
+ SCHEMA_NAME(schema_id) + '.' + OBJECT_NAME(object_Id) + ''', ''dbo'''
FROM sys.tables

Executing the query in SQL Server Management Studio generates the script required to change the owner of all tables in the database. I ran this query on the AdventureWorks database which generated the following output. Right Click on the output and Copy all the records

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All you need to do now is paste the script generated and execute it in a query window to change the owner of all tables in the data. The generated script is as shown below:

EXEC sp_changeobjectowner 'Production.ProductInventory', 'dbo'
EXEC sp_changeobjectowner 'Sales.SpecialOffer', 'dbo'
EXEC sp_changeobjectowner 'Person.Address', 'dbo'
EXEC sp_changeobjectowner 'Production.ProductListPriceHistory', 'dbo'
EXEC sp_changeobjectowner 'Person.AddressType', 'dbo'
EXEC sp_changeobjectowner 'Sales.SpecialOfferProduct', 'dbo'
and so on…….

Kewl!


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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

easy usefull! tnks

Ing. Esteban Castro Rojas said...

Great, thanks for the tip. I changed it so it can work on SQL Server 2008:

SELECT 'ALTER SCHEMA dbo TRANSFER ' + SCHEMA_NAME(schema_id) +
'.' + OBJECT_NAME(object_Id) + ';'
FROM sys.tables

Bruce said...

I love you, man! Thanks for posting this.

Helena said...

This is spot on - solved my DB problem at work. Thanks very much!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Alot!!

Which one to use for sql 2008 64 Bit,

SELECT 'ALTER SCHEMA dbo TRANSFER ' + SCHEMA_NAME(schema_id) +
'.' + OBJECT_NAME(object_Id) + ';'
FROM sys.tables

or

SELECT 'EXEC sp_changeobjectowner '''+ SCHEMA_NAME(schema_id) + '.' + OBJECT_NAME(object_Id) + ''', ''dbo'''FROM sys.tables