Used by replication agents to query a distributor to determine whether the original publisher has been redirected.
sp_get_redirected_publisher [ @original_publisher = ] 'original_publisher', [ @publisher_db = ] 'database_name', [ @bypass_publisher_validation = ] [0 | 1 ]
[ @original_publisher = ] 'original_publisher'
The name of the instance of SQL Server that originally published the database. original_publisher is sysname, with no default.
[ @publisher_db = ] 'publisher_db'
The name of the database being published. publisher_db is sysname, with no default.
[ @bypass_publisher_validation = ] [0 | 1 ]
Used to bypass validation of the redirected publisher. If 0, validation is performed . If 1, validation is not performed. bypass_publisher_validation is bit, with a default of 0.
Return Code Values
0 (success) or 1 (failure)
|Column name||Data type||Description|
|redirected_publisher||sysname||The name of the publisher after redirection.|
|error_number||int||The error number of the validation error.|
|error_severity||int||The severity of the validation error.|
|error_message||nvarchar(4000)||The text of the validation error message.|
redirected_publisher returns the current publisher name. Returns null if the publisher and publishing databases have not been redirected using sp_redirect_publisher.
If validation is not requested or if no entry exists for the publisher and the publishing database, error_number and error_severity return 0 and error_message returns null.
If validation is requested, the validation stored procedure sp_validate_redirected_publisher (Transact-SQL) is called to verify that the target of the redirection is a suitable host for the publishing database. If the validation succeeds, sp_get_redirected_publisher returns the redirected publisher name, 0 for the error_number and error_severity columns, and null in the error_message column.
If validation is requested and fails, the redirected publisher name is returned along with error information.
Caller must either be a member of the sysadmin fixed server role, the db_owner fixed database role for the distribution database, or a member of a publication access list for a defined publication associated with the publisher database.