Change column name for database table Magento 2?

In Magento 2 if you want to change/rename the existing column/field from the table.

Let’s assume I have a table custom_table1 and the table containing field post_user.

So what I’m going to do is change table field post_user to the author .

My module current version in 1.0.1. So Upgrade the setup_version number of the module.So I have added new version 1.0.2 in module.xml file

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<config xmlns:xsi="" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="../../../../../lib/internal/Magento/Framework/Module/etc/module.xsd">
    <module name="MageChallenge_SetupData" setup_version="1.0.2">

Create UpgradeSchema.php file under the Setup folder in your module.
File Path: app/code/MageChallenge/SetupData/Setup/UpgradeSchema.php

namespace MageChallenge\SetupData\Setup;

use Magento\Framework\Setup\ModuleContextInterface;
use Magento\Framework\Setup\SchemaSetupInterface;
use Magento\Framework\Setup\UpgradeSchemaInterface;

 * Class UpgradeSchema
 * @package MageChallenge\SetupData\Setup
class UpgradeSchema implements UpgradeSchemaInterface
    public function upgrade(SchemaSetupInterface $setup, ModuleContextInterface $context)
        if (version_compare($context->getVersion(), '1.0.2', '<')) {
                    'type' => \Magento\Framework\DB\Ddl\Table::TYPE_TEXT,
                    'length' => 150,
                    'comment' => 'Author Name'

Finally Run php bin/magento setup:upgrade command from the root directory to update the table.

Also, you can check how to wark with InstallSchema in Magento 2

click here

Have a nice day 🙂

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