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Truncate Method

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.

The Truncate method archive-marks transaction log records.


object
.Truncate(
)

object

Expression that evaluates to an object in the Applies To list.

HRESULT Truncate();

In general, transaction log records are archived by making a backup of records of committed transactions. Space used for archived transaction log records is reclaimed by reuse or by shrinking the operating system file(s) maintaining the transaction log.

ms135735.note(en-US,SQL.90).gifImportant:
The Truncate method allows reuse of the space allocated to the operating system file(s) maintaining a transaction log. Log truncation is part of normal transaction log backup. If log backup is part of a database backup strategy, the Truncate method should never be called.

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