Applies To: SQL Server 2014, SQL Server 2016 Preview
Topic Status: Some information in this topic is preview and subject to change in future releases. Preview information describes new features or changes to existing features in Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Community Technology Preview 2 (CTP2).
Removes a database and all files associated with that database.
This feature will be removed in a future version of Microsoft SQL Server. Avoid using this feature in new development work, and plan to modify applications that currently use this feature. We recommend that you use DROP DATABASE instead.
Applies to: SQL Server (SQL Server 2008 through current version).
The following example removes a database named sales and all files associated with it.
EXEC sp_dbremove sales;