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sp_dsninfo (Transact-SQL)

Returns ODBC or OLE DB data source information from the Distributor associated with the current server. This stored procedure is executed at the Distributor on any database.

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sp_dsninfo [ @dsn =] 'dsn' 
    [ , [ @infotype =] 'info_type'] 
    [ , [ @login =] 'login'] 
    [ , [ @password =] 'password']
    [ , [ @dso_type=] dso_type]
[ @dsn =] 'dsn'

Is the name of the ODBC DSN or OLE DB linked server. dsn is varchar(128), with no default.

[ @infotype =] 'info_type'

Is the type of information to return. If info_type is not specified or if NULL is specified, all information types are returned. info_type is varchar(128), with a default of NULL, and can be one of these values.

Value

Description

DBMS_NAME

Specifies the data source vendor name.

DBMS_VERSION

Specifies the data source version.

DATABASE_NAME

Specifies the database name.

SQL_SUBSCRIBER

Specifies the data source can be a Subscriber.

[ @login =] 'login'

Is the login for the data source. If the data source includes a login, specify NULL or omit the parameter. loginis varchar(128), with a default of NULL.

[ @password =] 'password'

Is the password for the login. If the data source includes a login, specify NULL or omit the parameter. passwordis varchar(128), with a default of NULL.

[ @dso_type=] dso_type

Is the data source type. dso_type is int, and can be one of these values.

Value

Description

1 (default)

ODBC data source

3

OLE DB data source

0 (success) or 1 (failure)

Column name

Data type

Description

Information Type

nvarchar(64)

Information types such as DBMS_NAME, DBMS_VERSION, DATABASE_NAME, SQL_SUBSCRIBER.

Value

nvarchar(512)

Value of the associated information type.

sp_dsninfo is used in all types of replication.

sp_dsninfo retrieves ODBC or OLE DB data source information that shows whether the database can be used for replication or querying.

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

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