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Programmatically remove schemabinding

I'm writing a sql script to handle updating a database from v1.0 of an app to v1.1.

I'm modifying a table that a view was created against with schemabinding.

Is there a way (using SQL) to momentarily turn off schemabinding for the view, modify the table, then turn schemabinding back on?

Or am I going to have to drop the view, modify the table, then recreate the view?

sql-server-2005sqlt-sql
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Matt Whitfield answered

It's drop the view (and anything else in the dependency tree that depends on that view) and then re-create it. SSMS behaves in funny ways when doing these things sometimes (for example, helpfully dropping SCHEMABINDING left right and centre) - so tread carefully when making changes from within that particular IDE.

One day I will support this style of operation in my tools, but it's a long way off because I have heaps of other stuff to write first, and I can't think of any alternatives off the top of my head, sorry.

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