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Can't drop primary key?


Can't drop primary key?

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AWilliams 6231
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Hi
I'm struggling to drop a primary key.
I get the error:
An explicit DROP INDEX is not allowed on index 'MyTable.PrimaryKey'. It is being used for FOREIGN KEY constraint enforcement.

"sp_helpindex MyTable", returns 1 entry:
PrimaryKey, nonclustered, unique located on PRIMARY, ID

I also tried:
alter table MyTable DROP CONSTRAINT PrimaryKey

I even went as far as dropping all primary keys and foreign keys on the entire database, but the error still pops up. Any ideas?
Lowell
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what results do you get when you run EXEC sp_fkeys myTable?

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AWilliams 6231
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OK - thanks. I found a couple of FK's, and I've removed it manually and it's working now.
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