Returns a list of all servers enabled as alternate Publishers for merge publications. This stored procedure is executed at the Subscriber on the subscription database.
Name of the alternate Publisher.
Name of the publication database.
Name of the publication.
Name of the distributor.
Description of the alternate Publisher.
Specifies if the server is an alternate Publisher. 1 specifies that the Publisher is enabled as an alternate Publisher. 0 specifies that it is not enabled.
sp_helpmergealternatepublisher is used in merge replication.
During every merge session, the system queries both the Publisher and Subscriber for each one's list of alternate publishers. The merge process adds or drops entries in the list of alternate publishers, the result of which is that the list of alternate publishers at both the Subscriber and Publisher match.