sp_helpmergearticlecolumn (Transact-SQL)

APPLIES TO: YesSQL Server NoAzure SQL Database NoAzure Synapse Analytics (SQL DW) NoParallel Data Warehouse

Returns the list of columns in the specified table or view article for a merge publication. Because stored procedures do not have columns, this stored procedure returns an error if a stored procedure is specified as the article. This stored procedure is executed at the Publisher on the publication database.

Topic link icon Transact-SQL Syntax Conventions


sp_helpmergearticlecolumn [ @publication = ] 'publication' ]  
        , [ @article= ] 'article' ]  


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

[ @article = ] 'article' Is the name of a table or view that is the article to retrieve information on.article is sysname, with no default.

Result Sets

Column name Data type Description
column_id sysname Identifies the column.
column_name sysname Is the name of the column for a table or view.
published bit Specifies if the column name is published.

1 specifies that the column is being published.

0 specifies that it is not published.

Return Code Values

0 (success) or 1 (failure)


sp_helpmergearticlecolumn is used in merge replication.


Only members of the replmonitor fixed database role in the distribution database or the publication access list for the publication can execute sp_helpmergearticlecolumn.

See Also

System Stored Procedures (Transact-SQL)