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SQL Server

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SQL Server Database Engine

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Cannot %S_MSG the %S_MSG '%.*ls' because it is being used for replication.

When objects in a database are replicated, they are marked as replicated in the system table sysarticles (for snapshot and transactional publications) or sysmergearticles (for merge publications). If you attempt drop a replicated object, this error is raised.

Ensure the database object is not replicated before attempting to drop it. For example:

If this error occurs in a database that is not replicated, execute sp_removedbreplication (Transact-SQL) to ensure objects in the database are not marked as replicated.

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