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2840399 - How to drop a primary key constraint - SAP ASE


  • A table is created with a primary key as below.

create table test1 (
col1 int,
col2 char(10),
primary key nonclustered (col1)
lock datarows

  • sp_helpindex shows the primary key exists.

sp_helpindex test1
Object has the following indexes
index_name index_keys index_description index_max_rows_per_page ......
---------------- ---------- -------------------- ----------------------- ......
test1_7520026792 col1 nonclustered, unique 0 ......

  • When running DROP INDEX command to drop the primary key, a 3710 error is raised.

drop index test1.test1_7520026792
Msg 3710, Level 16, State 2:
Server '<ASE name>', Line 1:
Cannot use DROP or REPLACE with 'test1.test1_7520026792' because 'test1_7520026792' is a constraint. Use ALTER TABLE.



SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise All version


SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise 15.7 ; SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise 16.0


KBA , BC-SYB-ASE , Sybase ASE Database Platform (non Business Suite) , BC-DB-SYB , Business Suite on Adaptive Server Enterprise , How To

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