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Dear all ,
Need to execute
 
alter [testTable]    drop column ColName ;  

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which is belong to [Test2DB] while I am in context of [Master1DB].

I try to use :
 
alter [Test2DB].[testTable]    drop column ColName ;  

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and
 
alter [Test2DB].[dbo].[testTable]    drop column ColName ;  

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btw, I have  [testTable], ColName  in both database and all necessary permissions...
Also I don't want to use "USE" keyword.

thanks in advance.
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Question by:ethar1
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by:Sharath
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This query should work.

alter [Test2DB].[dbo].[testTable]    drop column ColName ;  

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by:ethar1
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yes I try as written above and I got the error:
Msg 102, Level 15, State 1, Line 1
Incorrect syntax near 'Test2DB'.
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Rajkumar Gs earned 2000 total points
ID: 39636645
Try

alter Table [Test2DB].[dbo].[testTable]    drop column ColName ;  

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Drop column Syntax is
ALTER TABLE <TableName> DROP COLUMN <column>

Raj
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by:QuinnDex
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ALTER TABLE [Test2DB].[dbo].[testTable]  DROP COLUMN ColName ;
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