I want to rename SQL Server Agent operator, that is change it's name.
Is this a "valid" thing to do? I noticed that trying to change name in SSMS via Operator/Properties dialog doesn't actually do anything. However, clicking on selected operator in Object Explorer also allows you to rename it and produces desired result.
My other concern is existing jobs that were setup to send notifications using old operator's name. I wouldn't want them to fail to send notifications but on the other hand would like to avoid changing all of them manually. I dug around a bit and found that table dbo.sysjobs in msdb uses operator ID, so it seems it shouldn't be a problem. I also tried it on a test job and after renaming operator everything still worked as expected plus job properties displayed new operator name without me having to do anything. So it looks like it should not cause any problems at all but I would like some confirmation on this.