sp_validatemergepublication (Transact-SQL)

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

Performs a publication-wide validation for which all subscriptions (push, pull, and anonymous) will be validated once. This stored procedure is executed at the Publisher on the publication database.

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Syntax


sp_validatemergepublication [@publication=] 'publication'  
        , [ @level = ] level  

Arguments

[@publication=] 'publication'
Is the name of the publication. publication is sysname, with no default.

[ @level= ] level
Is the type of validation to perform. level is tinyint, with no default. Level can be one of these values.

Level value Description
1 Rowcount-only validation.
2 Rowcount and checksum validation. For Microsoft SQL Server 2005Subscribers, this is automatically set to 3.
3 This is the recommended value.

Return Code Values

0 (success) or 1 (failure)

Remarks

sp_validatemergepublication is used in merge replication.

Permissions

Only members of the sysadmin fixed server role can execute sp_validatemergepublication.

See Also

System Stored Procedures (Transact-SQL)
Validate Replicated Data
sp_validatemergesubscription (Transact-SQL)