sp_validatemergepublication (Transact-SQL)

Performs a publication-wide validation for which all subscriptions (push, pull, and anonymous) will be validated once. This stored procedure is executed at the Publisher on the publication database.

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Syntax

sp_validatemergepublication [@publication=] 'publication'
        , [ @level = ] level

Arguments

  • [**@publication=**\] 'publication'
    Is the name of the publication. publication 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

    1

    Rowcount-only validation.

    2

    Rowcount and checksum validation. This value is only valid for Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 Subscribers. For Microsoft SQL Server 2000 and Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Subscribers, this is automatically set to 3.

    3

    This is the recommended value.

    Note

    The value of 3 is recommended.

Return Code Values

0 (success) or 1 (failure)

Remarks

sp_validatemergepublication is used in merge replication.

Permissions

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