Applies to: SQL Server (all supported versions) Azure SQL Managed Instance
Drops a column from an existing table article that has been published. This stored procedure is executed at the Publisher on the publication database.
This stored procedure has been deprecated and is being supported mainly for backward-compatibility. It should only be used with Microsoft SQL Server 2000 (8.x) Publishers and SQL Server 2000 (8.x) republishing Subscribers. This procedure should not be used on columns with data types that were introduced in SQL Server 2005 (9.x) or higher.
sp_repldropcolumn [ @source_object = ] 'source_object', [ @column = ] 'column' [ , [ @from_agent = ] from_agent] [ , [ @schema_change_script = ] 'schema_change_script' ] [ , [ @force_invalidate_snapshot = ] force_invalidate_snapshot ] [ , [ @force_reinit_subscription = ] force_reinit_subscription ]
[ @source_object = ] 'source_object'
Is the name of the table article that contains the column to drop. source_object is nvarchar(258), with no default.
[ @column = ] 'column'
Is the name of the column in the table to be dropped. column is sysname, with no default.
[ @from_agent = ] from_agent
If the stored procedure is being executed by a replication agent. from_agent is int, with a default of 0, where a value of 1 is used when this stored procedure is being executed by a replication agent, and in every other case the default value of 0 should be used.
[ @schema_change_script = ] 'schema_change_script'
Specifies the name and path of a SQL Server script used to modify the system generated custom stored procedures. schema_change_script is nvarchar(4000), with a default of NULL. Replication allows user-defined custom stored procedures to replace one or more of the default procedures used in transactional replication. schema_change_script is executed after a schema change is made to a replicated table article using sp_repldropcolumn, and can be used to do one of the following:
If custom stored procedures are automatically regenerated, schema_change_script can be used to drop these custom stored procedures and replace them with user-defined custom stored procedures that supports the new schema.
If custom stored procedures are not automatically regenerated, schema_change_scriptcan be used to regenerate these stored procedures or to create user-defined custom stored procedures.
[ @force_invalidate_snapshot = ] force_invalidate_snapshot
Enables or disables the ability to have a snapshot invalidated. force_invalidate_snapshot is a bit, with a default of 1.
1 specifies that changes to the article may cause the snapshot to be invalid, and if that is the case, a value of 1 gives permission for the new snapshot to occur.
0 specifies that changes to the article do not cause the snapshot to be invalid.
[ @force_reinit_subscription = ] force_reinit_subscription
Enables or disables the ability to have the subscription reinitializated. force_reinit_subscription is a bit with a default of 0.
0 specifies that changes to the article do not cause the subscription to be reinitialized.
1 specifies that changes to the article may cause the subscription to be reinitialized, and if that is the case, a value of 1 gives permission for the subscription reinitialization to occur.
Return Code Values
0 (success) or 1 (failure)
Only members of the sysadmin fixed server role at the Publisher or members of the db_owner or db_ddladmin fixed database roles on the publication database can execute sp_repldropcolumn.