rename a column in replicated table using sp_rename

szh8866-8371 80 Reputation points
2024-02-09T02:10:34.1833333+00:00

The table FTPsite is replicated from Server A to Server B. when I renamed a column of Test to MyTest by runnig sp_rename 'FtpSite.test','Mytest','COLUMN'; on server A. an error occur Msg 15051, Level 11, State 1, Procedure sp_rename, Line 278 [Batch Start Line 7] Cannot rename the table because it is published for replication. The replication is set up to allow schema change. run the statement SELECT replicate_ddl FROM syspublications; it return 1. This table has huge records. I don't want to take the table out from the replication, rename the column and add it back and take a new snapshot. How to rename the column without a new snapshot?

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  1. Greg Low 515 Reputation points Microsoft Regional Director
    2024-02-09T04:22:36.36+00:00

    You need to do two things:

    • Make sure it's configured for DDL replication (publication option)
    • Make sure the snapshot agent isn't running.

    For details of the second, see my blog post here: https://blog.greglow.com/2020/04/30/fix-sql-server-replication-cannot-alter-column-because-it-is-replicated/

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