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Lesson 7Deleting Stored Procedures
ObjectiveDescribe how to delete a user-defined stored procedure.

Deleting Stored Procedures

If you no longer need a stored procedure, you should delete it so that you free up space on the server.

Delete using Enterprise Manager

To delete your stored procedure with Enterprise Manager:
  1. Right-click the name of the stored procedure shown in Enterprise Manager.
  2. Choose the Delete menu option.

Delete using Transact-SQL


To delete a stored procedure using Transact-SQL, use the DROP PROCEDURE statement, as shown below:
Delete using Transact-SQL


Delete example

To delete the usp_DeleteEmployee stored procedure, simply execute this Transact-SQL statement:
DROP PROCEDURE usp_DeleteEmployee

Two related concepts of user-defined stored procedures:
  1. the system and
  2. extended stored procedures.