sp_repldropcolumn ?

Posted on 2005-04-12
Last Modified: 2008-02-01
Hi There

Ok i have a DB that is the publisher for transactional replication.
I need to drop a column from a replicated table, so i go to Enterprise Manager - Replication - Publication - Properties.
There i select filter columns select the column and take the drop selected column action, NOTHING HAPPENS, i mean nothing, no errors it just hangs there for hours.
So i tried to sp_repldropcolumn sp with all the correct parametres in Query Analyser, SAME STORY, it just runs indefinately.
Profiler tells me nothing except that the statement has started?

What is going on?
Anyone please help!!!

Question by:michaelpg
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    Accepted Solution

    Did you try SQLProfillerTSQL_SPs template? The procedure sp_repldropcolumn does a lot of work.
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    Author Comment

    Thanx for the assistance ispaleny, but it turns out the table had row level exclusive locks on it from another process.
    Once i killed the other process it was fine, but thanx for the input.
    LVL 1

    Author Comment

    Hmm not sure how to delete this question.
    So here have 500 points ispaleny

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