ID Property

This feature will be removed in a future version of Microsoft SQL Server. Avoid using this feature in new development work, and plan to modify applications that currently use this feature.

The ID property exists for Microsoft SQL Server database, agent, and replication components with defined identifiers.




  • object
    An expression that evaluates to an object in the Applies To list

Data Type




Prototype (C/C++)



The definitions of many SQL Server database, agent, and replication components are implemented as records in SQL Server system tables. Within a system table, one column may be designated as an identifier. An identifier is a value that is unique for all rows in the table. Identifiers are assigned by SQL Server.

The ID property represents a SQL Server component identifier and, by using the ItemByID method, provides an alternate method for selecting a specific SQL Distributed Management Objects (SQL-DMO) object from its containing collection.

The ID property of the ReplicationTable2 object is designed to allow an application to retrieve a table object.


The ID property can be retrieved using SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2000, and SQL Server version 7.0.

Applies To:

Alert Object

MergePublication Object

Category Object

MergeSubsetFilter Object

Column Object

Operator Object

ConfigValue Object

RemoteServer Object

Database Object

ReplicationTable2 Object

DBFile Object

Rule Object

DBObject Object

StoredProcedure Object

Default Object

Table Object

DistributionArticle Object

TransArticle Object

DistributionPublication Object

TransPublication Object

FileGroup Object

Trigger Object

Index Object

User Object

Language Object

UserDefinedDatatype Object

LogFile Object

UserDefinedFunction Object

MergeArticle Object

View Object

See Also


ItemByID Method

Help and Information

Getting SQL Server 2005 Assistance