Applies to: SQL Server (all supported versions) Azure SQL Database Azure SQL Managed Instance
Removes the internal representation of the XML document specified by the document handle and invalidates the document handle.
A parsed document is stored in the internal cache of SQL Server. The MSXML parser (Msxmlsql.dll) uses one-eighth the total memory available for SQL Server. To avoid running out of memory, run sp_xml_removedocument to free up the memory.
Is the handle to the newly created document. A handle that is not valid returns an error. hdoc is an integer.
Return Code Values
0 (success) or >0 (failure)
Requires membership in the public role.
The following example removes the internal representation of an XML document. The handle to the document is provided as input.
EXEC sp_xml_removedocument @hdoc;