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sp_validatemergepublication (Transact-SQL)

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.

Topic link icon Transact-SQL Syntax Conventions

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

[@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 2005 Subscribers, this is automatically set to 3.

3

This is the recommended value.

0 (success) or 1 (failure)

sp_validatemergepublication is used in merge replication.

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

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