sp_validatemergesubscription (Transact-SQL)

Performs a validation for the specified subscription. This stored procedure is executed at the Publisher on the publication database.

Topic link iconTransact-SQL Syntax Conventions


sp_validatemergesubscription [@publication=] 'publication'
        , [ @subscriber = ] 'subscriber'
        , [ @subscriber_db = ] 'subscriber_db'
        , [ @level = ] level


  • [@publication=] 'publication'
    Is the name of the publication. publication is sysname, with no default.
  • [ @subscriber= ] 'subscriber'
    Is the name of the Subscriber. subscriber is sysname, with no default.
  • [ @subscriber_db= ] 'subscriber_db'
    Is the name of the subscription database. subscriber_db is sysname, with no default.
  • [ @level= ] level
    Is the type of validation to perform. level is tinyint, with no default. Level can be one of these values.

    Level value Description


    Rowcount-only validation.


    Rowcount and checksum validation.


    Rowcount and binary checksum validation. This is only supported for Subscribers running Microsoft SQL Server 2000 or later.

Return Code Values

0 (success) or 1 (failure)


sp_validatemergesubscription is used in merge replication.


Only members of the sysadmin fixed server role or the db_owner fixed database role can execute sp_validatemergesubscription.

See Also


Replication Stored Procedures (Transact-SQL)
sp_validatemergepublication (Transact-SQL)

Other Resources

Validating Replicated Data

Help and Information

Getting SQL Server 2005 Assistance