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Posted on 2011-03-09
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Ok for the life of me I cannot find out where this use is embeded. These are the errors it gives on me.

the database principal owns a schema in the db and cannot be dropped.

Second error
Referenced by object 051003_make _table

I have not extran schemas that where made on the db and everywhere i go in and look the person is not in there.
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by:BrandonGalderisi
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What does this yield?  It will tell you who the owner of each schema is.

select s.name AS 'SchemaName'
     ,u.name AS 'PrincipleName'
from sys.schemas s
  INNER JOIN sys.sysusers u
    ON s.principal_id = u.uid
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by:Daniel_PL
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When you find particular login and owned schema you need to tranfer ownership to other user to be able to drop that old user.
ALTER AUTHORIZATION ON SCHEMA::<schema_name> TO <new_owner_name>;
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by:kdeutsch
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All,

Ok I cannot even delete the schema that he created and belonged to because it gives this error

Cannot drop schema 'Person' because it is being referenced by object 051003_make_table

I don't get where to get rid of this reference.
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by:Daniel_PL
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Do you want to drop schema or user or both? ;)
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by:BrandonGalderisi
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Ok.  If you drop a schema, or move the objects to a different schema (ex. dbo) then you run the risk of breaking any application or source that references that table by the current schema.  To see a list of tables in the schema....

select * from information_schema.tables where table_schema = 'person'
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by:kdeutsch
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BrandonGalderisi:

If I run that on the database in question it comes up with nothing.

I want to drop the schema and user, I have alrady given ownership of the Db to another account.  This user has not been in the db for 2 versions but personnel have just backed up and resotred DB without regard to permissions or cutting ties to them.  i am moveing everything over to a new server and cleaning up all the junk.
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by:Daniel_PL
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You need to transfer that object also to dbo
ALTER SCHEMA dbo TRANSFER Person.051003_make_table;
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by:kdeutsch
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I keep getting a syntax error
ALTER SCHEMA dbo TRANSFER jeff.beaner.051003_make_table


Msg 102, Level 15, State 1, Line 1
Incorrect syntax near '.051003'.
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by:BrandonGalderisi
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Since the object name starts with a number, you must encapsulate it in brackets [].

ALTER SCHEMA dbo TRANSFER jeff.beaner.[051003_make_table]
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by:kdeutsch
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Hi,
If I ran as is I get his error
Msg 117, Level 15, State 24, Line 1
The object name 'jeff.beener.051003_make_table' contains more than the maximum number of prefixes. The maximum is 1.

ALTER SCHEMA dbo TRANSFER [051003_make_table]
If I take out the person i get this error
Msg 15151, Level 16, State 1, Line 1
Cannot find the object '051003_make_table', because it does not exist or you do not have permission.
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by:BrandonGalderisi
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Is the schema [jeff.beaner]?  Is the DB [jeff] and the schema [beaner]?



ALTER SCHEMA dbo TRANSFER [schemaName].[tableName]
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by:kdeutsch
ID: 35085234
Hi,
the DB is called Milpo and the schema is jeff.beaner

I tried running this
select * from sys.schemas where principal_id = user_id('jeff.beaner')

and i get nothing, if I look in all the properties of the schemas and assign them to there originals I still cannot delete him and gete that same error, is this something left over from sql 7 or 2000.
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The proper syntax would then be.

ALTER SCHEMA dbo TRANSFER [jeff.beaner].[051003_make_table]
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by:kdeutsch
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UGH,

I get this

Msg 15151, Level 16, State 1, Line 1
Cannot find the object '051003_make_table', because it does not exist or you do not have permission.

I added myself as a user and gave me dbo provledges and I still get the error.
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by:BrandonGalderisi
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What does this yield?

select * from information_schema.tables where table_schema = 'jeff.beaner'
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by:kdeutsch
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Ok,
sorry it was supposed to be 2 ee's that worked but still cannot drop the schema now it gives me
 because it si being references by object 'Example_into'
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by:kdeutsch
ID: 35085378
All,
ok finally able to get rid of this user, had to run command 16 times and finally was able to delete all.  thank you for the help.
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thanks
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