syspublications (Transact-SQL)

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

Contains one row for each publication defined in the database. This table is stored in the publication database.

Column name Data type Description
description nvarchar(255) The descriptive entry for the publication.
name sysname The unique name associated with the publication.
pubid int The identity column providing a unique ID for the publication.
repl_freq tinyint The replication frequency:

0 = Transaction based.

1 = Scheduled table refresh.
status tinyint The status:

0 = Inactive.

1 = Active.
sync_method tinyint The synchronization method:

0 = Native-mode bulk-copy program utility (BCP).

1 = Character-mode BCP.

3 = Concurrent, which means that native-mode BCP is used but tables are not locked during the snapshot.

4 = Concurrent_c, which means that character-mode BCP is used but tables are not locked during the snapshot.
snapshot_jobid binary(16) The scheduled task ID.
independent_agent bit Specifies whether there is a stand-alone Distribution Agent for this publication.

0 = The publication uses a shared Distribution Agent, and each Publisher database/Subscriber database pair has a single, shared Agent.

1 = There is a stand-alone Distribution Agent for this publication.
immediate_sync bit Indicates whether the synchronization files are created or recreated each time the Snapshot Agent runs, where 1 means that they are created every time the agent runs.
enabled_for_internet bit Indicates whether the synchronization files for the publication are exposed to the Internet through file transfer protocol (FTP) and other services, where 1 means that they can be accessed from the Internet.
allow_push bit Indicates whether push subscriptions are allowed on the publication, where 1 means that they are allowed.
allow_pull bit Indicates whether pull subscriptions are allowed on the publication, where 1 means that they are allowed.
allow_anonymous bit Indicates whether anonymous subscriptions are allowed on the publication, where 1 means that they are allowed.
immediate_sync_ready bit Indicates whether the snapshot has been generated by the Snapshot Agent and is ready for use by new subscriptions. It is only meaningful for immediate updating publications. 1 indicates that the snapshot is ready.
allow_sync_tran bit Specifies whether immediate-updating subscriptions are allowed on the publication. 1 means that immediate-updating subscriptions are allowed.
autogen_sync_procs bit Specifies whether the synchronizing stored procedure for immediate-updating subscriptions is generated at the Publisher. 1 means that it is generated at the Publisher.
retention int The amount of change, in hours, to save for the given publication.
allowed_queued_tran bit Specifies whether queuing of changes at the Subscriber until they can be applied at the Publisher has been enabled. If 1, changes at the Subscriber are queued.
snapshot_in_defaultfolder bit Specifies whether snapshot files are stored in the default folder.

0 = Snapshot files have been stored in the alternate location specified by alternate_snapshot_folder.

1 = Snapshot files can be found in the default folder.
alt_snapshot_folder nvarchar(255) Specifies the location of the alternate folder for the snapshot.
pre_snapshot_script nvarchar(255) Specifies a pointer to a .sql file location. The Distribution Agent runs the pre-snapshot script before running any of the replicated object scripts when applying a snapshot at a Subscriber.
post_snapshot_script nvarchar(255) Specifies a pointer to a .sql file location. The Distribution Agent runs the post-snapshot script after all the other replicated object scripts and data have been applied during an initial synchronization.
compress_snapshot bit Specifies that the snapshot that is written to the alt_snapshot_folder location is to be compressed into the Microsoft CAB format.1 means that the snapshot will be compressed.
ftp_address sysname The network address of the FTP service for the Distributor. Specifies where publication snapshot files are located for the Distribution Agent to pick up.
ftp_port int The port number of the FTP service for the Distributor. Specifies where the publication snapshot files are located for the Distribution Agent to pick up
ftp_subdirectory nvarchar(255) Specifies where the snapshot files will be available for the Distribution Agent to pick up if the publication supports propagating snapshots using FTP.
ftp_login sysname The username used to connect to the FTP service.
ftp_password nvarchar(524) The user password used to connect to the FTP service.
allow_dts bit Specifies whether the publication allows data transformations. 1 specifies that DTS transformations are allowed.
allow_subscription_copy bit Specifies whether the ability to copy the subscription databases that subscribe to this publication has been enabled. 1 means that copying is allowed.
centralized_conflicts bit Specifies whether conflict records are stored on the Publisher:

0 = Conflict records are stored at both the publisher and at the subscriber that caused the conflict.

1 = Conflict records are stored at the Publisher.
conflict_retention int Specifies the conflict retention period, in days.
conflict_policy int Specifies the conflict resolution policy followed when the queued updating subscriber option is used. Can be one of these values:

1 = Publisher wins the conflict.

2 = Subscriber wins the conflict.

3 = Subscription is reinitialized.
queue_type int Specifies which type of queue is used. Can be one of these values:

1 = msmq, which uses Microsoft Message Queuing to store transactions.

2 = sql, which uses SQL Server to store transactions.

Note: Using Microsoft Message Queuing has been deprecated and is no longer available.
ad_guidname sysname Specifies whether the publication is published in the Microsoft Active Directory. A valid globally unique identifier (GUID) specifies that the publication is published in the Active Directory, and the GUID is the corresponding Active Directory publication object objectGUID. If NULL, the publication is not published in Active Directory.
backward_comp_level int Database compatibility level, which can be one of the following values:

90 = SQL Server 2005.

100 = SQL Server 2008.

110 = SQL Server 2012.

120 = SQL Server 2014.
allow_initialize_from_backup bit Indicates whether Subscribers can initialize a subscription to this publication from a backup rather than an initial snapshot. 1 means that subscriptions can be initialized from a backup, and 0 means that they cannot. For more information, see Initialize a Transactional Subscription Without a Snapshot.
min_autonosync_lsn binary Identified for informational purposes only. Not supported. Future compatibility is not guaranteed.
replicate_ddl int Indicates whether schema replication is supported for the publication. 1 indicates that data definition language (DDL) statements executed at the publisher are replicated, and 0 indicates that DDL statements are not replicated. For more information, see Make Schema Changes on Publication Databases.
options int A bitmap that specifies additional publishing options, where the bitwise option values are as follows:

0x1 - Enabled for peer-to-peer replication.

0x2 - Publish only local changes for peer-to-peer replication.

0x4 - Enabled for non- SQL Server subscribers.

0x8 - Enabled for peer-to-peer conflict detection.
originator_id smallint Identifies each node in a peer-to-peer replication topology for the purposes of conflict detection. For more information, see Conflict Detection in Peer-to-Peer Replication.

See Also

Replication Tables (Transact-SQL)
Replication Views (Transact-SQL)
sp_addpublication (Transact-SQL)
sp_changepublication (Transact-SQL)
sp_helppublication (Transact-SQL)