sp_xml_removedocument (Transact-SQL)

sp_xml_removedocument (Transact-SQL)


Applies To: SQL Server 2014, SQL Server 2016 Preview

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.

Applies to: SQL Server (SQL Server 2008 through current version).

Topic link icon Transact-SQL Syntax Conventions

sp_xml_removedocument hdoc


Is the handle to the newly created document. A handle that is not valid returns an error. hdoc is an integer.

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;

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