sp_add_agent_profile (Transact-SQL)

APPLIES TO: YesSQL Server YesAzure SQL Managed Instance NoAzure Synapse Analytics (SQL DW) NoParallel Data Warehouse

Creates a new profile for a replication agent. This stored procedure is executed at the Distributor on any database.

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sp_add_agent_profile [ [ @profile_id= ] profile_id OUTPUT ]  
        , [ @profile_name= ] 'profile_name'   
        , [ @agent_type= ] 'agent_type' ]   
    [ , [ @profile_type= ] profile_type ]  
    [ , [ @description= ] 'description' ]  
    [ , [ @default= ] default ]  


[ @profile_id = ] profile_id Is the ID associated with the newly inserted profile. profile_id is int and is an optional OUTPUT parameter. If specified, the value is set to the new profile ID.

[ @profile_name = ] 'profile_name' Is the name of the profile. profile_name is sysname, with no default.

[ @agent_type = ] 'agent_type' Is the type of replication agent. agent_type is int, with no default, and can be one of these values.

Value Description
1 Snapshot Agent
2 Log Reader Agent
3 Distribution Agent
4 Merge Agent
9 Queue Reader Agent

[ @profile_type = ] profile_type Is the type of profile.profile_type is int, with a default of 1.

0 indicates a system profile. 1 indicates a custom profile. Only custom profiles can be created using this stored procedure; therefore the only valid value is 1. Only Microsoft SQL Server creates system profiles.

[ @description = ] 'description' Is a description of the profile. description is nvarchar(3000), with no default.

[ @default = ] default Indicates whether the profile is the default for agent_type*.* default is bit, with a default of 0. 1 indicates that the profile being added will become the new default profile for the agent specified by agent_type.

Return Code Values

0 (success) or 1 (failure)


sp_add_agent_profile is used in snapshot replication, transactional replication, and merge replication.

Custom agent profiles are added with the default agent parameter values. Use sp_change_agent_parameter (Transact-SQL) to change these default values or sp_add_agent_parameter (Transact-SQL) to add additional parameters.

When sp_add_agent_profile is executed, a row is added for the new custom profile in the MSagent_profiles (Transact-SQL) table and the associated default parameters for this profile are added to the MSagent_parameters (Transact-SQL) table.


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

See Also

Work with Replication Agent Profiles
Replication Agent Profiles
sp_add_agent_parameter (Transact-SQL)
sp_change_agent_parameter (Transact-SQL)
sp_change_agent_profile (Transact-SQL)
sp_drop_agent_parameter (Transact-SQL)
sp_drop_agent_profile (Transact-SQL)
sp_help_agent_parameter (Transact-SQL)
sp_help_agent_profile (Transact-SQL)