Returns information on the Snapshot agent for a given publication. This stored procedure is executed at the Publisher on the publication database.
sp_helppublication_snapshot [ @publication = ] 'publication' [ , [ @publisher = ] 'publisher' ]
[ @publication = ] 'publication'
Is the name of the publication. publication is sysname, with no default.
[ @publisher = ] 'publisher'
Specifies a non- SQL Server publisher. publisher is sysname, with a default of NULL.
publisher should not be used when adding an article to a SQL Server Publisher.
|Column name||Data type||Description|
|id||int||ID of the Snapshot Agent.|
|name||nvarchar(100)||Name of the Snapshot Agent.|
|publisher_security_mode||smallint||Security mode used by the agent when connecting to the Publisher, which can be one of the following:
0 = SQL Server Authentication
1 = Windows Authentication.
|publisher_login||sysname||Login used when connecting to the Publisher.|
|publisher_password||nvarchar(524)||For security reasons, a value of ********** is always returned.|
|job_id||uniqueidentifier||Unique ID of the agent job.|
|job_login||nvarchar(512)||Is the Windows account under which the Snapshot agent runs, which is returned in the format DOMAIN\username.|
|job_password||sysname||For security reasons, a value of ********** is always returned.|
|schedule_name||sysname||Name of the schedule used for this agent job.|
|frequency_type||int||Is the frequency with which the agent is scheduled to run, which can be one of these values.
1 = One time
2 = On demand
4 = Daily
8 = Weekly
16 = Monthly
32 = Monthly relative
64 = Autostart
128 = Recurring
|frequency_interval||int||The days that the agent runs, which can be one of these values.
1 = Sunday
2 = Monday
3 = Tuesday
4 = Wednesday
5 = Thursday
6 = Friday
7 = Saturday
8 = Day
9 = Weekdays
10 = Weekend days
|frequency_subday_type||int||Is the type that defines how often the agent runs when frequency_type is 4 (daily), and can be one of these values.
1 = At the specified time
2 = Seconds
4 = Minutes
8 = Hours
|frequency_subday_interval||int||Number of intervals of frequency_subday_type that occur between scheduled execution of the agent.|
|frequency_relative_interval||int||Is the week that the agent runs in a given month when frequency_type is 32 (monthly relative), and can be one of these values.
1 = First
2 = Second
4 = Third
8 = Fourth
16 = Last
|frequency_recurrence_factor||int||Number of weeks or months between the scheduled execution of the agent.|
|active_start_date||int||Date when the agent is first scheduled to run, formatted as YYYYMMDD.|
|active_end_date||int||Date when the agent is last scheduled to run, formatted as YYYYMMDD.|
|active_start_time||int||Time when the agent is first scheduled to run, formatted as HHMMSS.|
|active_end_time||int||Time when the agent is last scheduled to run, formatted as HHMMSS.|
Return Code Values
0 (success) or 1 (failure)
sp_help_publication_snapshot is used in all types of replication.
Only members of the sysadmin fixed server role at the Publisher or members of the db_owner fixed database role on the publication database can execute sp_help_publication_snapshot.