Applies to: SQL Server Azure SQL Managed Instance
Changes the properties of the distribution Publisher. This stored procedure is executed at the Distributor on any database.
Transact-SQL syntax conventions
sp_changedistpublisher [ @publisher = ] 'publisher' [ , [ @property = ] 'property' ] [ , [ @value = ] 'value' ]
[ @publisher = ] 'publisher'
Is the Publisher name. publisher is sysname, with no default.
[ @property = ] 'property'
Is a property to change for the given Publisher. property is sysname and can be one of these values.
[ @value = ] 'value'
Is the value for the given property. value is nvarchar(255), with a default of NULL.
Publisher and distributor databases on Azure SQL Database require Managed Instance for more information, see Replication with Azure SQL Database.
This table describes the properties of Publishers and the values for those properties.
|active||true||Activates the Publisher.|
|false||Deactivates the publisher|
|distribution_db||Name of the distribution database.|
|password||Strong password for the supplied login.|
|security_mode||1||Use Windows Authentication when connecting to the Publisher. This cannot be changed for a non-Microsoft SQL Server publisher.|
|0||Use SQL Server Authentication when connecting to the Publisher. This can't be changed for a non-SQL Server publisher.|
|working_directory||Working directory used to store data and schema files for the publication.|
|NULL (default)||All available property options are printed.|
|storage_connection_string||Access key||The access key for the working directory when the database is Azure SQL Managed Instance.|
Return Code Values
0 (success) or 1 (failure)
sp_changedistpublisher is used in all types of replication.
If you're changing the working_directory property and the storage_connection_string property has to be updated, execute the stored procedure separately by updating the working_directory property followed by updating the storage_connection_string property or visa-versa.
Only members of the sysadmin fixed server role can execute sp_changedistpublisher.
View and Modify Distributor and Publisher Properties
System Stored Procedures (Transact-SQL)