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SQL Server existing connection

Posted on 2009-05-20
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how do i close existing connection on a database.

actually i was trying to delete the database but it says database is in use. so need to close existing connectioin first. so how do i do that????
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by:Aneesh Retnakaran
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run sp_who2  and kill the spids against that database

KILL()
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by:Raja Jegan R
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No.. You cannot close your existing connection and No need to close existing connection to delete the database.

You can run either sp_who or sp_who2 and find list of spid >50

Kill all those ids iteratively like

kill 51

Hope this helps
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by:aatishpatel
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any other step
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by:Aneesh Retnakaran
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there is no otherway todo from the server side
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Raja Jegan R earned 500 total points
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<< how do i close existing connection on a database. >>

Do all steps mentioned above.
Close the existing connection by closing that query window opened. (Commit / Rollback if Implicit transactions is set to ON)
And in Enterprise manager or SSMS, Right Click and Delete the database.
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thanx
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