sp_replsetoriginator (Transact-SQL)

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

Used to invoke loopback detection and handling in bidirectional transactional replication. This stored procedure is executed at the Publisher on the publication database.

Topic link icon Transact-SQL Syntax Conventions


sp_replsetoriginator [ @server_name= ] 'server_name'   
    , [ @database_name= ] 'database_name'  


[ @server_name = ] 'server_name' Is the name of the server where the transaction is being applied. originating_server is sysname, with no default.

[ @database_name = ] 'database_name' Is the name of the database where the transaction is being applied. originating_db is sysname, with no default.

Return Code Values

0 (success) or 1 (failure)


sp_replsetoriginator is executed by the Distribution Agent to record the source of transactions applied by replication. This information is used to invoke loopback detection for bidirectional transactional subscriptions that have the loopback property set.


Only members of the sysadmin fixed server role at the Publisher, members of the db_owner fixed database role on the publication database, or users in the publication access list (PAL) can execute sp_replsetoriginator.

See Also

System Stored Procedures (Transact-SQL)