sp_validatemergesubscription (Transact-SQL)

Performs a validation for the specified subscription. This stored procedure is executed at the Publisher on the publication database.

Topic link icon Transact-SQL Syntax Conventions

sp_validatemergesubscription [@publication=] 'publication'
        , [ @subscriber = ] 'subscriber'
        , [ @subscriber_db = ] 'subscriber_db'
        , [ @level = ] level

[@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.

[ @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


Rowcount-only validation.


Rowcount and checksum validation.


Rowcount and binary checksum validation. This is only supported for Subscribers running Microsoft SQL Server 2000 or later.

0 (success) or 1 (failure)

sp_validatemergesubscription is used in merge replication.

Only members of the sysadmin fixed server role or the db_owner fixed database role can execute sp_validatemergesubscription.