Paul White NZ (4/6/2010)
Christian Buettner-167247 (4/6/2010)
Well, this would not be the first time that there is incorrect documentation out there in MSDN. From what I undestand, the schema lock is aquired to for the identity re-seed. So one question is now: do you see the identity seed as part of the data or as part of the DDL? I would consider it DDL.
A Sch-M lock is certainly required for a RESEED, but not every table has an IDENTITY column
So, that cannot be the general explanation.
As the documentation states, the Sch-M lock is used to prevent concurrent access to the table while the operation progresses. The primary purpose of TRUNCATE TABLE is to delete records - clearly a DML. The fact that an Sch-M lock is taken is an implementation detail.
The quote button is quoting the wrong post...
The website you linked says:
Data manipulation language (DML) statements access and manipulate data
(my emphasis) in existing schema objects.
What is TRUNCATE if not a DML statement by that definition? :-)
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