sp_validate_redirected_publisher (Transact-SQL)

Applies to: yesSQL Server (all supported versions)

Verifies that the current host for the publishing database is capable of supporting replication. Must be run from a distribution database. This procedure is called by sp_get_redirected_publisher.

Topic link icon Transact-SQL Syntax Conventions


    [ @original_publisher = ] 'original_publisher',  
    [ @publisher_db = ] 'database_name',   
    [ @redirected_publisher = ] 'new_publisher' output  


[ @original_publisher = ] 'original_publisher' The name of the instance of SQL Server that originally published the database. original_publisher is sysname, with no default.

[ @publisher_db = ] 'publisher_db' The name of the database being published. publisher_db is sysname, with no default.

[ @redirected_publisher = ] 'redirected_publisher' The target of redirection specified when sp_redirect_publisher was called for the publisher/database pair. redirected_publisher is sysname, with no default.

Return Code Values

0 (success) or 1 (failure)

Result Sets



If no entry exists for the publisher and the publishing database, sp_validate_redirected_publisher returns null in the output parameter @redirected_publisher. If an entry exists, it is returned in the output parameter in both success and failure cases.

If the validation succeeds, sp_validate_redirected_publisher returns a success indication.

If the validation fails, errors are raised describing the failure.


Caller must either be a member of the sysadmin fixed server role, the db_owner fixed database role for the distribution database, or a member of a publication access list for a defined publication associated with the publisher database.

See Also

Replication Stored Procedures (Transact-SQL)
sp_get_redirected_publisher (Transact-SQL)
sp_redirect_publisher (Transact-SQL)
sp_validate_replica_hosts_as_publishers (Transact-SQL)