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.
sp_xml_removedocument hdoc [ ; ]
The handle to the newly created document. A handle that isn't 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;