sp_browsereplcmds (Transact-SQL)

Returns a result set in a readable version of the replicated commands stored in the distribution database, and is used as a diagnostic tool. This stored procedure is executed at the Distributor on the distribution database.

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Syntax

sp_browsereplcmds [ [ @xact_seqno_start = ] 'xact_seqno_start' ]
    [ , [ @xact_seqno_end = ] 'xact_seqno_end' ] 
    [ , [ @originator_id = ] 'originator_id' ]
    [ , [ @publisher_database_id = ] 'publisher_database_id' ]
    [ , [ @article_id = ] 'article_id' ]
    [ , [ @command_id= ] command_id ]
    [ , [ @agent_id = ] agent_id ]
    [ , [ @compatibility_level = ] compatibility_level ]

Arguments

  • [ @xact\_seqno\_start =] 'xact_seqno_start'
    Specifies the lowest valued exact sequence number to return. xact_seqno_start is nchar(22), with a default of 0x00000000000000000000.

  • [ @xact\_seqno\_end =] 'xact_seqno_end'
    Specifies the highest exact sequence number to return. xact_seqno_end is nchar(22), with a default of 0xFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF.

  • [ @originator\_id =] 'originator_id'
    Specifies if commands with the specified originator_id are returned. originator_id is int, with a default of NULL.

  • [ @publisher\_database\_id =] 'publisher_database_id'
    Specifies if commands with the specified publisher_database_id are returned. publisher_database_id is int, with a default of NULL.

  • [ @article\_id =] 'article_id'
    Specifies if commands with the specified article_id are returned. article_id is int, with a default of NULL.

  • [ @command\_id =] command_id
    Is the location of the command in MSrepl_commands (Transact-SQL) to be decoded. command_id is int, with a default of NULL. If specified, all other parameters must be specified also, and xact_seqno_startmust be identical to xact_seqno_end.

  • [ @agent\_id =] agent_id
    Specifies that only commands for a specific replication agent are returned. agent_id is int, with a default value of NULL.

  • [ @compatibility\_level =] compatibility_level
    Is the version of Microsoft SQL Server on which the compatibility_level is int, with a default value of 9000000. 

Return Code Values

0 (success) or 1 (failure)

Result Sets

Column name

Data type

Description

xact_seqno

varbinary(16)

Sequence number of the command.

originator_srvname

sysname

Server where the transaction originated.

originator_db

sysname

Database where the transaction originated.

article_id

int

ID of the article.

type

int

Type of command.

partial_command

bit

Indicates whether this is a partial command.

hashkey

int

Internal use only.

originator_publication_id

int

ID of the publication where the transaction originated.

originator_db_version

int

Version of the database where the transaction originated.

originator_lsn

varbinary(16)

Identifies the log sequence number (LSN) for the command in the originating publication. Used in peer-to-peer transactional replication.

command

nvarchar(1024)

Transact-SQL command.

command_id

int

ID of the command in MSrepl_commands.

Long commands can be split across several rows in the result sets.

Remarks

sp_browsereplcmds is used in transactional replication.

Permissions

Only members of the sysadmin fixed server role or members of the db_owner or replmonitor fixed database roles on the distribution database can execute sp_browsereplcmds.