sp_reinitpullsubscription (Transact-SQL)

Marks a transactional pull or anonymous subscription for reinitialization the next time the Distribution Agent runs. This stored procedure is executed at the Subscriber on the pull subscription database.

Topic link iconTransact-SQL Syntax Conventions


sp_reinitpullsubscription [ @publisher = ] 'publisher'
        , [ @publisher_db = ] 'publisher_db'
        , [ @publication = ] 'publication'


  • [ **@publisher=**\] 'publisher'
    Is the name of the Publisher. publisher is sysname, with no default.

  • [ **@publisher_db=**\] 'publisher_db'
    Is the name of the Publisher database. publisher_db is sysname, with no default.

  • [ **@publication=**\] 'publication'
    Is the name of the publication. publication is sysname, with a default of all, which marks all subscriptions for reinitialization.

Return Code Values

0 (success) or 1 (failure)


sp_reinitpullsubscription is used in transactional replication.

sp_reinitpullsubscription is not supported for peer-to-peer transactional replication.

sp_reinitpullsubscription can be called from the Subscriber to reinitialize the subscription, during the next run of the Distribution Agent.

Subscriptions to publications created with a value of false for **@immediate_sync** cannot be reinitialized from the Subscriber.

You can reinitialize a pull subscription by either executing sp_reinitpullsubscription at the Subscriber or sp_reinitsubscription at the Publisher.


-- This script uses sqlcmd scripting variables. They are in the form
-- $(MyVariable). For information about how to use scripting variables  
-- on the command line and in SQL Server Management Studio, see the 
-- "Executing Replication Scripts" section in the topic
-- "Programming Replication Using System Stored Procedures".

DECLARE @publicationDB AS sysname;
DECLARE @publication AS sysname;
SET @publicationDB = N'AdventureWorks2008R2';
SET @publication = N'AdvWorksProductTran';

USE [AdventureWorks2008R2Replica]

-- Execute at the Subscriber to reinitialize the pull subscription. 
EXEC sp_reinitpullsubscription 
    @publisher = $(PubServer),
    @publisher_db = @publicationDB,
    @publication = @publication;

-- Start the Distribution Agent.


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