sp_add_agent_profile (Transact-SQL)

Creates a new profile for a replication agent. This stored procedure is executed at the Distributor on any database.

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sp_add_agent_profile [ [ @profile_id= ] profile_id OUTPUT ]
        , [ @profile_name= ] 'profile_name' 
        , [ @agent_type= ] 'agent_type' ] 
    [ , [ @profile_type= ] profile_type ]
    [ , [ @description= ] 'description' ]
    [ , [ @default= ] default ]


  • [ **@profile\_id=** ] profile_id
    Is the ID associated with the newly inserted profile. profile_id is int and is an optional OUTPUT parameter. If specified, the value is set to the new profile ID.
  • [ **@profile\_name=** ] 'profile_name'
    Is the name of the profile. profile_name is sysname, with no default.
  • [ **@agent\_type=** ] 'agent_type'
    Is the type of replication agent. agent_type is int, with no default, and can be one of these values.

    Value Description


    Snapshot Agent


    Log Reader Agent


    Distribution Agent


    Merge Agent


    Queue Reader Agent

  • [ **@profile\_type=** ] profile_type
    Is the type of profile.profile_type is int, with a default of 1.

    0 indicates a system profile. 1 indicates a custom profile. Only custom profiles can be created using this stored procedure; therefore the only valid value is 1. Only Microsoft SQL Server creates system profiles.

  • [ **@description=** ] 'description'
    Is a description of the profile. description is nvarchar(3000), with no default.
  • [ **@default=** ] default
    Indicates whether the profile is the default for agent_type. default is bit, with a default of 0. 1 indicates that the profile being added will become the new default profile for the agent specified by agent_type.

Return Code Values

0 (success) or 1 (failure)


sp_add_agent_profile is used in snapshot replication, transactional replication, and merge replication.

Custom agent profiles are added with the default agent parameter values. Use sp_change_agent_parameter (Transact-SQL) to change these default values or sp_add_agent_parameter (Transact-SQL) to add additional parameters.

When sp_add_agent_profile is executed, a row is added for the new custom profile in the MSagent_profiles (Transact-SQL) table and the associated default parameters for this profile are added to the MSagent_parameters (Transact-SQL) table.


Only members of the sysadmin fixed server role can execute sp_add_agent_profile.

See Also


sp_add_agent_parameter (Transact-SQL)
sp_change_agent_parameter (Transact-SQL)
sp_change_agent_profile (Transact-SQL)
sp_drop_agent_parameter (Transact-SQL)
sp_drop_agent_profile (Transact-SQL)
sp_help_agent_parameter (Transact-SQL)
sp_help_agent_profile (Transact-SQL)

Other Resources

How to: Work with Replication Agent Profiles (Replication Transact-SQL Programming)
Replication Agent Profiles

Help and Information

Getting SQL Server 2005 Assistance