sp_replflush (Transact-SQL)

Applies to: yesSQL Server (all supported versions) YesAzure SQL Managed Instance

Flushes the article cache. This stored procedure is executed at the Publisher on the publication database.


You should not have to execute this procedure manually. sp_replflush should only be used for troubleshooting replication as directed by an experienced replication support professional.

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Return Code Values

0 (success) or 1 (failure)


sp_replflush is used in transactional replication.

Article definitions are stored in the cache for efficiency. sp_replflush is used by other replication stored procedures whenever an article definition is modified or dropped.

Only one client connection can have log reader access to a given database. If a client has log reader access to a database, executing sp_replflush causes the client to release its access. Other clients can then scan the transaction log using sp_replcmds or sp_replshowcmds.


Only members of the sysadmin fixed server role or the db_owner fixed database role can execute sp_replflush.

See Also

sp_replcmds (Transact-SQL)
sp_repldone (Transact-SQL)
sp_repltrans (Transact-SQL)
System Stored Procedures (Transact-SQL)