Rethinkdb: How to Rename a Field

You can easily rename any field in your RethinkDB database in two simple steps. You may write this code into a one time script, or you can use the built in Data Explorer to run these commands.

How to rename a field in RethinkDB using JavaScript

1. Copy the value of the field you wish to rename.

r.db('myDataBase').table('peopleTable').update({ newFieldName: r.row('oldFieldName') })

2. Remove the previous field from your data.

r.db('myDataBase').table('peopleTable').replace(function(row) { return row.without("oldFieldName") })

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