sp_droppullsubscription (Transact-SQL)

Applies to: SQL Server (all supported versions) Azure SQL Managed Instance

Drops a subscription at the current database of the Subscriber. This stored procedure is executed at the Subscriber on the pull subscription database.

Topic link icon Transact-SQL Syntax Conventions


sp_droppullsubscription [ @publisher= ] 'publisher'  
        , [ @publisher_db= ] 'publisher_db'  
        , [ @publication= ] 'publication'  
    [ , [ @reserved= ] reserved ]  


[ @publisher = ] 'publisher' Is the remote server name. publisher is sysname, with no default. If all, the subscription is dropped at all the Publishers.

[ @publisher_db = ] 'publisher_db' Is the name of the Publisher database. publisher_db is sysname, with no default. all means all the Publisher databases.

[ @publication = ] 'publication' Is the publication name. publication is sysname, with no default. If all, the subscription is dropped to all the publications.

[ @reserved = ] reserved

Identified for informational purposes only. Not supported. Future compatibility is not guaranteed.

Return Code Values

0 (success) or 1 (failure)


sp_droppullsubscription is used in snapshot replication and transactional replication.

sp_droppullsubscription deletes the corresponding row in the MSreplication_subscriptions (Transact-SQL) table and the corresponding Distributor Agent at the Subscriber. If no rows are left in MSreplication_subscriptions (Transact-SQL), it drops the table.


-- This script uses sqlcmd scripting variables. They are in the form
-- $(MyVariable). For information about how to use scripting variables  
-- on the command line and in SQL Server Management Studio, see the 
-- "Executing Replication Scripts" section in the topic
-- "Programming Replication Using System Stored Procedures".

-- This is the batch executed at the Subscriber to drop 
-- a pull subscription to a transactional publication.
DECLARE @publication AS sysname;
DECLARE @publisher AS sysname;
DECLARE @publicationDB     AS sysname;
SET @publication = N'AdvWorksProductTran';
SET @publisher = $(PubServer);
SET @publicationDB = N'AdventureWorks2012';

USE [AdventureWorks2012Replica]
EXEC sp_droppullsubscription 
  @publisher = @publisher, 
  @publisher_db = @publicationDB, 
  @publication = @publication;


Only members of the sysadmin fixed server role or the user who created the pull subscription can execute sp_droppullsubscription. The db_owner fixed database role is only able to execute sp_droppullsubscription if the user who created the pull subscription belongs to this role.

See Also

Delete a Pull Subscription
sp_addpullsubscription (Transact-SQL)
sp_change_subscription_properties (Transact-SQL)
sp_helppullsubscription (Transact-SQL)
sp_dropsubscription (Transact-SQL)