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How to: Delete a Push Subscription (Replication Transact-SQL Programming)

Push subscriptions can be deleted programmatically using replication stored procedures. The stored procedures used depend on the type of publication to which the subscription belongs.

  1. At the Publisher on the publication database, execute sp_dropsubscription (Transact-SQL). Specify @publication and @subscriber. Specify a value of all for @article. (Optional) If the Distributor cannot be accessed, specify a value of 1 for @ignore_distributor to delete the subscription without removing related objects at the Distributor.

  2. At the Subscriber on the subscription database, execute sp_subscription_cleanup (Transact-SQL) to remove replication metadata in the subscription database.

  1. At the Publisher, execute sp_dropmergesubscription (Transact-SQL), specifying @publication, @subscriber and @subscriber_db. (Optional) If the Distributor cannot be accessed, specify a value of 1 for @ignore_distributor to delete the subscription without removing related objects at the Distributor.

  2. At the Subscriber on the subscription database, execute sp_mergesubscription_cleanup (Transact-SQL). Specify @publisher, @publisher_db, and @publication. This removes merge metadata from the subscription database.

This example deletes a push subscription to a transactional publication.

-- This script uses sqlcmd scripting variables. They are in the form
-- $(MyVariable). For information about how to use scripting variables  
-- on the command line and in SQL Server Management Studio, see the 
-- "Executing Replication Scripts" section in the topic
-- "Programming Replication Using System Stored Procedures".

-- This batch is executed at the Publisher to remove 
-- a pull or push subscription to a transactional publication.
DECLARE @publication AS sysname;
DECLARE @subscriber AS sysname;
SET @publication = N'AdvWorksProductTran';
SET @subscriber = $(SubServer);

USE [AdventureWorks]
EXEC sp_dropsubscription 
  @publication = @publication, 
  @article = N'all',
  @subscriber = @subscriber;
GO

This example deletes a push subscription to a merge publication.

-- This script uses sqlcmd scripting variables. They are in the form
-- $(MyVariable). For information about how to use scripting variables  
-- on the command line and in SQL Server Management Studio, see the 
-- "Executing Replication Scripts" section in the topic
-- "Programming Replication Using System Stored Procedures".

-- This batch is executed at the Publisher to remove 
-- a pull or push subscription to a merge publication.
DECLARE @publication AS sysname;
DECLARE @subscriber AS sysname;
DECLARE @subscriptionDB AS sysname;
SET @publication = N'AdvWorksSalesOrdersMerge';
SET @subscriber = $(SubServer);
SET @subscriptionDB = N'AdventureWorksReplica';

USE [AdventureWorks]
EXEC sp_dropmergesubscription 
  @publication = @publication, 
  @subscriber = @subscriber, 
  @subscriber_db = @subscriptionDB;
GO

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