sp_changemergesubscription (Transact-SQL)

Changes selected properties of a merge push subscription. This stored procedure is executed at the Publisher on the publication database.

Security noteSecurity Note

 When configuring a Publisher with a remote Distributor, the values supplied for all parameters, including job_login and job_password, are sent to the Distributor as plain text. You should encrypt the connection between the Publisher and its remote Distributor before executing this stored procedure. For more information, see Encrypting Connections to SQL Server.

Syntax

sp_changemergesubscription [ [ @publication= ] 'publication' ]
    [ , [ @subscriber= ] 'subscriber'
    [ , [ @subscriber_db= ] 'subscriber_db' ]
    [ , [ @property= ] 'property' ]
    [ , [ @value= ] 'value' ]

Arguments

  • [ **@publication=**\] 'publication'
    Is the name of the publication to change. publication is sysname, with a default of NULL. The publication must already exist and must conform to the rules for identifiers.

  • [ **@subscriber=**\] 'subscriber'
    Is the name of the Subscriber. subscriber is sysname, with a default of NULL.

  • [ **@subscriber_db=**\] 'subscriber_db'
    Is the name of the subscription database. subscriber_dbis sysname, with a default of NULL.

  • [ **@property=**\] 'property'
    Is the property to change for the given publication. property is sysname, and can be one of the values in the table.

  • [ **@value=**\] 'value'
    Is the new value for the specified property. value is nvarchar(255), and can be one of the values in the table.

    Property

    Value

    Description

    description

     

    Description of this merge subscription.

    priority

     

    Is the subscription priority. The priority is used by the default resolver to pick a winner when conflicts are detected.

    merge_job_login

     

    Login for the Microsoft Windows account under which the agent runs.

    merge_job_password

     

    Password for the Windows account under which the agent runs.

    publisher_security_mode

    1

    Use Windows Authentication when connecting to the Publisher.

     

    0

    Use SQL Server Authentication when connecting to the Publisher.

    publisher_login

     

    Login name at the Publisher.

    publisher_password

     

    Strong password for the supplied Publisher login.

    subscriber_security_mode

    1

    Use Windows Authentication when connecting to the Subscriber.

     

    0

    Use SQL Server Authentication when connecting to the Subscriber.

    subscriber_login

     

    Login name at the Subscriber.

    subscriber_password

     

    Strong password for the supplied Subscriber login.

    sync_type

    automatic

    Schema and initial data for published tables are transferred to the Subscriber first.

     

    none

    Subscriber already has the schema and initial data for published tables; system tables and data are always transferred.

    use_interactive_resolver

    true

    Allows conflicts to be resolved interactively for all articles that allow interactive resolution.

     

    false

    Conflicts are resolved automatically using a default resolver or custom resolver.

    NULL (default)

    NULL (default)

     

Return Code Values

0 (success) or 1 (failure)

Remarks

sp_changemergesubscription is used in merge replication.

After changing an agent login or password, you must stop and restart the agent before the change takes effect.

Permissions

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