DROP APPLICATION ROLE (Transact-SQL)

Applies to: yesSQL Server (all supported versions) YesAzure SQL Database YesAzure SQL Managed Instance

Removes an application role from the current database.

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Syntax

DROP APPLICATION ROLE rolename  

Note

To view Transact-SQL syntax for SQL Server 2014 and earlier, see Previous versions documentation.

Arguments

rolename
Specifies the name of the application role to be dropped.

Remarks

If the application role owns any securables it cannot be dropped. Before dropping an application role that owns securables, you must first transfer ownership of the securables, or drop them.

Caution

Beginning with SQL Server 2005, the behavior of schemas changed. As a result, code that assumes that schemas are equivalent to database users may no longer return correct results. Old catalog views, including sysobjects, should not be used in a database in which any of the following DDL statements have ever been used: CREATE SCHEMA, ALTER SCHEMA, DROP SCHEMA, CREATE USER, ALTER USER, DROP USER, CREATE ROLE, ALTER ROLE, DROP ROLE, CREATE APPROLE, ALTER APPROLE, DROP APPROLE, ALTER AUTHORIZATION. In such databases you must instead use the new catalog views. The new catalog views take into account the separation of principals and schemas that was introduced in SQL Server 2005. For more information about catalog views, see Catalog Views (Transact-SQL).

Permissions

Requires ALTER ANY APPLICATION ROLE permission on the database.

Examples

Drop application role "weekly_ledger" from the database.

DROP APPLICATION ROLE weekly_ledger;  
GO  

See Also

Application Roles
CREATE APPLICATION ROLE (Transact-SQL)
ALTER APPLICATION ROLE (Transact-SQL)
EVENTDATA (Transact-SQL)