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Applies To: SQL Server 2014, SQL Server 2016 Preview

Drops an existing message type.

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

Topic link icon Transact-SQL Syntax Conventions

DROP MESSAGE TYPE message_type_name
[ ; ]


The name of the message type to delete. Server, database, and schema names cannot be specified.

Permission for dropping a message type defaults to the owner of the message type, members of the db_ddladmin or db_owner fixed database roles, and members of the sysadmin fixed server role.

You cannot drop a message type if any contracts refer to the message type.

The following example deletes the //Adventure-Works.com/Expenses/SubmitExpense message type from the database.

DROP MESSAGE TYPE [//Adventure-Works.com/Expenses/SubmitExpense] ;
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