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Message Details

Product Name SQL Server
Event ID 3724
Component SQL Server Database Engine
Symbolic Name
Message Text Cannot %S_MSG the %S_MSG '%.*ls' because it is being used for replication.


When objects in a database are replicated, they are marked as replicated in the system table sysarticles (for snapshot and transactional publications) or sysmergearticles (for merge publications). If you attempt drop a replicated object, this error is raised.

User Action

Ensure the database object is not replicated before attempting to drop it. For example:

See Also

Errors and Events Reference (Replication)