sp_removedistpublisherdbreplication (Transact-SQL)

Removes publishing metadata belonging to a specific publication at the Distributor. This stored procedure is executed at the Distributor on the distribution database.

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sp_removedistpublisherdbreplication [ @publisher = ] 'publisher'
        , [ @publisher_db = ] 'publisher_db'

[ @publisher= ] 'publisher'

Is the name of the Publisher server. publisher is sysname, with no default.

[ @publisher_db= ] 'publisher_db'

Is the name of the publication database. publisher_db is sysname with no default.

0 (success) or 1 (failure)

sp_removedistpublisherdbreplication is used by transactional and snapshot replication.

sp_removedistpublisherdbreplication is used when a published database must be recreated without also dropping the distribution database. The following metadata is removed:

  • All publication metadata.

  • Metadata for all articles belong to the publication.

  • Metadata for all subscriptions to the publication.

  • Metadata for all replication agent jobs that belong to the publication.

Only members of the sysadmin fixed server role at the Distributor or members of the db_owner fixed database role in the distribution database can execute sp_removedistpublisherdbreplication.

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