DROP PARTITION SCHEME (Transact-SQL)

APPLIES TO: yesSQL Server noAzure SQL Database noAzure Synapse Analytics (SQL DW) noParallel Data Warehouse

Removes a partition scheme from the current database. Partition schemes are created by using CREATE PARTITION SCHEME and modified by using ALTER PARTITION SCHEME.

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Syntax

  
DROP PARTITION SCHEME partition_scheme_name [ ; ]  

Arguments

partition_scheme_name
Is the name of the partition scheme to be dropped.

Remarks

A partition scheme can be dropped only if there are no tables or indexes currently using the partition scheme. If there are tables or indexes using the partition scheme, DROP PARTITION SCHEME returns an error. DROP PARTITION SCHEME does not remove the filegroups themselves.

Permissions

The following permissions can be used to execute DROP PARTITION SCHEME:

  • ALTER ANY DATASPACE permission. This permission defaults to members of the sysadmin fixed server role and the db_owner and db_ddladmin fixed database roles.

  • CONTROL or ALTER permission on the database in which the partition scheme was created.

  • CONTROL SERVER or ALTER ANY DATABASE permission on the server of the database in which the partition scheme was created.

Examples

The following example drops the partition scheme myRangePS1 from the current database:

DROP PARTITION SCHEME myRangePS1;  

See Also

CREATE PARTITION SCHEME (Transact-SQL)
ALTER PARTITION SCHEME (Transact-SQL)
sys.partition_schemes (Transact-SQL)
EVENTDATA (Transact-SQL)
sys.data_spaces (Transact-SQL)
sys.destination_data_spaces (Transact-SQL)
sys.partitions (Transact-SQL)
sys.tables (Transact-SQL)
sys.indexes (Transact-SQL)
sys.index_columns (Transact-SQL)