Drops an article from a snapshot or transactional publication. An article cannot be removed if one or more subscriptions to it exist. This stored procedure is executed at the Publisher on the publication database.
Acknowledges that the action taken by this stored procedure may invalidate an existing snapshot. force_invalidate_snapshot is a bit, with a default of 0.
0 specifies that changes to the article do not cause the snapshot to be invalid. If the stored procedure detects that the change does require a new snapshot, an error occurs and no changes are made.
1 specifies that changes to the article may cause the snapshot to be invalid, and if there are existing subscriptions that would require a new snapshot, gives permission for the existing snapshot to be marked as obsolete and a new snapshot generated.
[ @publisher= ] 'publisher'
Specifies a non-Microsoft SQL Server Publisher. publisher is sysname, with a default of NULL.
publisher should not be used when changing article properties on a SQL Server Publisher.
[ @from_drop_publication= ] from_drop_publication
Identified for informational purposes only. Not supported. Future compatibility is not guaranteed.
sp_droparticle is used in snapshot and transactional replication.
For horizontally filtered articles, sp_droparticle checks the type column of the article in the sysarticles (Transact-SQL) table to determine whether a view or filter should also be dropped. If a view or filter was autogenerated, it is dropped with the article. If it was manually created, it is not dropped.
Executing sp_droparticle to drop an article from a publication does not remove the object from the publication database or the corresponding object from the subscription database. Use DROP <object> to manually remove these objects if necessary.
DECLARE @publication AS sysname;
DECLARE @article AS sysname;
SET @publication = N'AdvWorksProductTran';
SET @article = N'Product';
-- Drop the transactional article.
@publication = @publication,
@article = @article,
@force_invalidate_snapshot = 1;