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sp_MSchange_merge_agent_properties (Transact-SQL)

Changes the properties of a Merge Agent job that runs at a Microsoft SQL Server 2005 or later version Distributor. This stored procedure is used to change properties when the Publisher runs on an instance of SQL Server 2000. This stored procedure is executed at the Distributor on the distribution database.

Topic link icon Transact-SQL Syntax Conventions

sp_MSchange_merge_agent_properties [ @publisher = ] 'publisher' 
        , [ @publisher_db = ] 'publisher_db' 
        , [ @publication = ] 'publication'  
        , [ @subscriber = ] 'subscriber'  
        , [ @subscriber_db = ] 'subscriber_db'  
        , [ @property = ] 'property'  
        , [ @value = ] 'value' ]

[ @publisher = ] 'publisher'

Is the name of the Publisher. publisher is sysname, with no default.

[ @publisher_db= ] 'publisher_db'

Is the name of the publication database. publisher_db is sysname, with no default.

[ @publication = ] 'publication'

Is the name of the publication. publication is sysname, with no default.

[ @subscriber= ] 'subscriber'

Is the name of the Subscriber. subscriber is sysname, with no default.

[ @subscriber_db= ] 'subscriber_db'

Is the name of the subscription database. subscriber_db is sysname, with no default.

[ @property = ] 'property'

Is the publication property to change. property is sysname, with no default.

[ @value = ] 'value'

Is the new property value. value is nvarchar(524), with a default of NULL.

This table describes the properties of the Merge Agent job that can be changed and restrictions on the values for those properties.

Property

Value

Description

description

A brief description of the subscription.

merge_job_login

Login for the Microsoft Windows account under which the agent runs.

merge_job_password

Password for the Windows account under which the agent job runs.

publisher_login

Login to use when connecting to a Publisher to synchronize the subscription.

publisher_password

Publisher password.

Do not use a blank password. Use a strong password.

publisher_security_mode

1

Windows Authentication.

When possible, use Windows Authentication.

0

SQL Server Authentication.

subscriber_login

Login to use when connecting to a Subscriber to synchronize the subscription.

subscriber_password

Subscriber password.

Do not use a blank password. Use a strong password.

subscriber_security_mode

1

Windows Authentication.

When possible, use Windows Authentication.

0

SQL Server Authentication.

Note Note

After changing an agent login or password, you must stop and restart the agent before the change takes effect.

0 (success) or 1 (failure)

sp_MSchange_merge_agent_properties is used in merge replication.

When the Publisher runs on an instance of SQL Server 2005 or later version, you should use sp_changemergesubscription to change properties of a Merge Agent job that synchronizes a push subscription that runs at the Distributor.

Only members of the sysadmin fixed server role at the Distributor can execute sp_MSchange_merge_agent_properties.

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