sp_replmonitorhelpsubscription (Transact-SQL)

THIS TOPIC APPLIES TO:yesSQL Server (starting with 2008)noAzure SQL DatabasenoAzure SQL Data Warehouse noParallel Data Warehouse

Returns current status information for subscriptions belonging to one or more publications at the Publisher and returns one row for each returned subscription. This stored procedure, which is used to monitor replication, is executed at the Distributor on the distribution database.

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Syntax


sp_replmonitorhelpsubscription [ @publisher = ] 'publisher'  
    [ , [ @publisher_db = ] 'publisher_db' ]  
    [ , [ @publication = ] 'publication' ]  
    [ , [ @publication_type = ] publication_type ]   
    [ , [ @mode = ] mode ]  
    [ , [ @topnum = ] topnum ]   
    [ , [ @exclude_anonymous = ] exclude_anonymous ]   
    [ , [ @refreshpolicy = ] refreshpolicy ]  

Arguments

[ @publisher = ] 'publisher'
Is the name of the Publisher the status of which is being monitored. publisher is sysname, with a default value of NULL. If null, information is returned for all Publishers that use the Distributor.

[ @publisher_db = ] 'publisher_db'
Is the name of the published database. publisher_db is sysname, with a default value of NULL. If NULL, then information is returned for all published databases at the Publisher.

[ @publication = ] 'publication'
Is the name of the publication being monitored. publication is sysname, with a default value of NULL.

[ @publication_type = ] publication_type
If the type of publication. publication_type is int, and can be one of these values.

Value Description
0 Transactional publication.
1 Snapshot publication.
2 Merge publication.
NULL (default) Replication tries to determine the publication type.

[ @mode = ] mode
Is the filtering mode to use when returning subscription monitoring information. mode is int, and can be one of these values.

Value Description
0 (default) Returns all subscriptions.
1 Returns only subscriptions with errors.
2 Returns only subscriptions that have generated threshold metric warnings.
3 Returns only subscriptions that either have errors or have generated threshold metric warnings.
4 Returns the top 25 worst performing subscriptions.
5 Returns the top 50 worst performing subscriptions.
6 Returns only subscriptions that are currently being synchronized.
7 Returns only subscriptions that are not currently being synchronized.

[ @topnum = ] topnum
Restricts the result set to only the specified number of subscriptions at the top of the returned data. topnum is int, with no default.

[ @exclude_anonymous = ] exclude_anonymous
Is if anonymous pull subscriptions are excluded from the result set. exclude_anonymous is bit, with a default of 0; a value of 1 means that anonymous subscriptions are excluded and a value of 0 means that they are included.

[ @refreshpolicy= ] refreshpolicy
Internal use only.

Result Sets

Column name Data type Description
status int Examines the status of all the replication agents associated with the publication, and returns the highest status found in the following order:

6 = Failed

5 = Retrying

2 = Stopped

4 = Idle

3 = In progress

1 = Started
warning int Maximum threshold warning generated by a subscription belonging to the publication, which can be the logical OR result of one or more of these values.

1 = expiration – a subscription to a transactional publication has not been synchronized within the retention period threshold.

2 = latency - the time taken to replicate data from a transactional Publisher to the Subscriber exceeds the threshold, in seconds.

4 = mergeexpiration - a subscription to a merge publication has not been synchronized within the retention period threshold.

8 = mergefastrunduration - the time taken to complete synchronization of a merge subscription exceeds the threshold, in seconds, over a fast network connection.

16 = mergeslowrunduration - the time taken to complete synchronization of a merge subscription exceeds the threshold, in seconds, over a slow or dial-up network connection.

32 = mergefastrunspeed – the delivery rate for rows during synchronization of a merge subscription has failed to maintain the threshold rate, in rows per second, over a fast network connection.

64 = mergeslowrunspeed – the delivery rate for rows during synchronization of a merge subscription has failed to maintain the threshold rate, in rows per second, over a slow or dial-up network connection.
subscriber sysname Is the name of the Subscriber.
subscriber_db sysname Is the name of the database used for the subscription.
publisher_db sysname Is the name of the publication database.
publication sysname Is the name of a publication.
publication_type int Is the type of publication, which can be one of these values:

0 = Transactional publication

1 = Snapshot publication

2 = Merge publication
subtype int Is the subscription type, which can be one of the following values:

0 = Push

1 = Pull

2 = Anonymous
latency int The highest latency, in seconds, for data changes propagated by the Log Reader or Distribution Agents for a transactional publication.
latencythreshold int Is the maximum latency for the transactional publication above which a warning is raised.
agentnotrunning int Is the length of time, in hours, during which the agent has not run.
agentnotrunningthreshold int Is the length of time, in hours, that the agent has not run before a warning is raised.
timetoexpiration int Is the length of time, in hours, before the subscription expires if not synchronized.
expirationthreshold int Is the time, in hours, before the subscription expires that a warning is raised.
last_distsync datetime Is the datetime that the Distribution Agent last ran.
distribution_agentname sysname Is the name of the Distribution Agent job for the subscription to a transactional publication.
mergeagentname sysname Is the name of the Merge Agent job for the subscription to a merge publication.
mergesubscriptionfriendlyname sysname Is the friendly name given to the subscription.
mergeagentlocation sysname Is the name of the server on which the Merge Agent runs.
mergeconnectiontype int Connection used when synchronizing a subscription to a merge publication, which can be one of the following values:

1 = local area network (LAN)

2 = dial-up network connection

3 = Web synchronization.
mergePerformance int Performance of the last synchronization compared to all synchronizations for the subscription, which is based on the delivery rate of the last synchronization divided by the average of all previous delivery rates.
mergerunspeed float Is the delivery rate of the last synchronization for the subscription.
mergerunduration int Is the length of time to complete the last synchronization of the subscription.
monitorranking int Is the ranking value used to order the subscriptions in the result set, and can be one of these values:

For a transactional publication:

60 = Error

56 = Warning: performance critical

52 = Warning: expiring soon or expired

50 = Warning: subscription uninitialized

40 = Retrying failed command

30 = Not running (success)

20 = Running (starting, running, or idle)

For a merge publication:

60 = Error

56 = Warning: performance critical

54 = Warning: long-running merge

52 = Warning: expiring soon

50 = Warning: subscription uninitialized

40 = Retrying failed command

30 = Running (starting, running, or idle)

20 = Not running (success)
distributionagentjobid binary(16) ID of the Distribution Agent job for subscriptions to a transactional publication.
mergeagentjobid binary(16) ID of the Merge Agent job for subscriptions to a merge publication.
distributionagentid int ID of the Distribution Agent job for the subscription.
distributionagentprofileid int ID of the agent profile used by the Distribution Agent.
mergeagentid int ID of the Merge Agent job for the subscription.
mergeagentprofileid int ID of the agent profile used by the Merge Agent.

Return Code Values

0 (success) or 1 (failure)

Remarks

sp_replmonitorhelpsubscription is used with all types of replication.

sp_replmonitorhelpsubscription orders the result set based on the severity of the status of the subscription, which is determined by the value of monitorranking. For example, rows for all subscriptions in an error state are ordered above rows for subscriptions in a warning state.

Permissions

Only members of the db_owner or replmonitor fixed database role on the distribution database can execute sp_replmonitorhelpsubscription.

See Also

Programmatically Monitor Replication