The MSmerge_tombstone table contains information on deleted rows and allows deletes to be propagated to other Subscribers. This table is stored in the publication and subscription databases.
The row identifier.
The nickname of the table.
The type of delete:
1 = User delete.
5 = Row no longer belongs to the filtered partition.
6 = System delete.
Indicates the version of the record that was deleted, and which updates were known when it was deleted. Allows rules for consistent resolution of a conflict when one Subscriber updates a row while it is being deleted at another Subscriber.
Is assigned when a row is deleted. If a Subscriber requests generation N, only tombstones with generation >= N are sent.
Identifies the logical record to which a deleted row belongs.
The subscriber nickname, version number pairs that are used to maintain a history of deletes for the logical record to which this row belongs.