Applies to: SQL Server (all supported versions) Azure SQL Managed Instance
This stored procedure removes all replication objects on the publication database on the Publisher instance of SQL Server or on the subscription database on the Subscriber instance of SQL Server. Execute in the appropriate database, or if the execution is in the context of another database on the same instance, specify the database where the replication objects should be removed. This procedure does not remove objects from other databases, such as the distribution database.
This procedure should be used only if other methods of removing replication objects have failed.
sp_removedbreplication [ [ @dbname = ] 'dbname' ] [ , [ @type = ] type ]
[ @dbname = ] 'dbname'
Is the name of the database. dbname is sysname, with a default value of NULL. When NULL, the current database will be used.
[ @type = ] type
Is the type of replication for which database objects are being removed. type is nvarchar(5) and can be one of the following values.
|tran||Removes transactional replication publishing objects.|
|merge||Removes merge replication publishing objects.|
|both (default)||Removes all replication publishing objects.|
Return Code Values
0 (success) or 1 (failure)
sp_removedbreplication is used in all types of replication.
sp_removedbreplication is useful when restoring a replicated database that has no replication objects needing to be restored.
sp_removedbreplication cannot be used against a database that is marked as read-only.
Only members of the sysadmin fixed server role can execute sp_removedbreplication.
A. Remove replication objects, AdventureWorks2012Replica subscription database
-- Remove replication objects from the subscription database on MYSUB. DECLARE @subscriptionDB AS sysname SET @subscriptionDB = N'AdventureWorks2012Replica' -- Remove replication objects from a subscription database (if necessary). USE master EXEC sp_removedbreplication @subscriptionDB GO
B. Remove replication objects, AdventureWorksReplica subscription database
-- Remove replication objects from the subscription database on MYSUB. DECLARE @subscriptionDB AS sysname SET @subscriptionDB = N'AdventureWorksReplica' -- Remove replication objects from a subscription database (if necessary). USE master EXEC sp_removedbreplication @subscriptionDB GO