sp_OASetProperty (Transact-SQL)

APPLIES TO: yesSQL Server noAzure SQL Database noAzure Synapse Analytics (SQL DW) noParallel Data Warehouse

Sets a property of an OLE object to a new value.

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sp_OASetProperty objecttoken , propertyname , newvalue [ , index... ]  


Is the object token of an OLE object that was previously created by sp_OACreate.

Is the property name of the OLE object to set to a new value.

Is the new value of the property, and must be a value of the appropriate data type.

Is an index parameter. If specified, index must be a value of the appropriate data type.

Some properties have parameters. These properties are called indexed properties, and the parameters are called index parameters. A property can have multiple index parameters.


The parameters for this stored procedure are specified by position, not name.

Return Code Values

0 (success) or a nonzero number (failure) that is the integer value of the HRESULT returned by the OLE Automation object.

For more information about HRESULT Return Codes, see OLE Automation Return Codes and Error Information.


Requires membership in the sysadmin fixed server role or execute permission directly on this Stored Procedure. Ole Automation Procedures configuration must be enabled to use any system procedure related to OLE Automation.


The following example sets the HostName property (of the previously created SQLServer object) to a new value.

EXEC @hr = sp_OASetProperty @object, 'HostName', 'Gizmo';  
IF @hr <> 0  
   EXEC sp_OAGetErrorInfo @object  

See Also

OLE Automation Stored Procedures (Transact-SQL)
OLE Automation Sample Script