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Cannot drop table due to replication - trying to change datatype

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Hello all.  I have replication setup for a Web server and I need to change a datatype in my table from text to varchar(4000).  Is there an easy way for me to handle this without having to resetup replication again?  Thanks all
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nakul_vachhrajani earned 500 total points
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No. If the data in the table is marked for replication, then there is no way but to remove replication, make the modification and then re-setup the same again.

Reason: If this would have been possible, then it would happen that the datatype in the replication schema would be different from your actual table definition, which is not allowed because replication is supposed to work on a snapshot of the existing data, requiring that both schema definitions remain the same.
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>>change a datatype in my table from text to varchar(4000).

You cannot change the datatype of a column in existing Article. You can add new columns by use sp_addreplcolumn.
The Only way you can alter column is to drop your subscribtion remove the table from the article and make nessesary changes.

Due to this it is always recommended to create publications with small number of articles.

Regards

Imran
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