sp_validatemergesubscription (Transact-SQL)

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

Performs a validation for the specified subscription. This stored procedure is executed at the Publisher on the publication database.

Topic link icon Transact-SQL Syntax Conventions


sp_validatemergesubscription [@publication=] 'publication'  
        , [ @subscriber = ] 'subscriber'  
        , [ @subscriber_db = ] 'subscriber_db'  
        , [ @level = ] level  


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

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

[ @subscriber_db= ] 'subscriber_db'
Is the name of the subscription database. subscriber_db 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.
3 Rowcount and binary checksum validation.

Return Code Values

0 (success) or 1 (failure)


sp_validatemergesubscription is used in merge replication.


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

See Also

Replication Stored Procedures (Transact-SQL)
Validate Replicated Data
sp_validatemergepublication (Transact-SQL)