I have a problem. After appending annotations into the feature class on the SQL Server database I need to delete extra attribute fields that where made in the process. Usually I would just simply use Delete Field tool. However because people are working on this database I can't do this because of unique lock. I also have Python script that disconnects everyone and delete these fields during the night, but I want to find the way to do this when people are connected. So I had an idea that I could delete these fields through SQL Server Management Studio but I'm afraid that this may cause problems to database or text feature class.
Is it safe to delete attribute fields through SQL Server Management Studio?
I'm using ArcGIS Desktop 10.6.1 and SQL Server Management Studio 18.