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DROP INDEX (Selective XML Indexes)

Drops an existing selective XML index or secondary selective XML index in SQL Server. For more information, see Selective XML Indexes (SXI).

Applies to: SQL Server (SQL Server 2012 through current version.

Topic link icon Transact-SQL Syntax Conventions

DROP INDEX index_name ON <object>
    [ WITH ( <drop_index_option> [ ,...n ] ) ]

<object> ::=
{
    [ database_name. [ schema_name ] . | schema_name. ] 
        table_or_view_name
}

<drop_index_option> ::=
{
    MAXDOP = max_degree_of_parallelism
    | ONLINE = { ON | OFF }
}

index_name

Is the name of the existing index to drop.

< object>

Is the table that contains the indexed XML column. Use one of the following formats:

  • database_name.schema_name.table_name

  • database_name..table_name

  • schema_name.table_name

  • table_name

<drop_index_option>

For information about the drop index options, see DROP INDEX (Transact-SQL).

Permissions

ALTER permission on the table or view is required to run DROP INDEX. This permission is granted by default to the sysadmin fixed server role and the db_ddladmin and db_owner fixed database roles.

The following example shows a DROP INDEX statement.

DROP INDEX sxi_index ON tbl;
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