sp_helplogreader_agent (Transact-SQL)

Applies to: SQL Server

Returns properties of the Log Reader Agent job for the publication database. This stored procedure is executed at the Publisher on the publication database.

Transact-SQL syntax conventions


sp_helplogreader_agent [ [ @publisher = ] 'publisher' ]  


[ @publisher = ] 'publisher' Is the name of the Publisher. publisher is sysname, with a default of NULL.

Result Sets

Column name Data type Description
id int ID of the agent.
name nvarchar(100) Name of the agent.
publisher_security_mode smallint Security mode used by the agent when connecting to the Publisher, which can be one of the following:

0 = SQL Server Authentication

1 = Windows Authentication.
publisher_login sysname Login used when connecting to the Publisher.
publisher_password nvarchar(524) For security reasons, a value of ********** is always returned.
job_id uniqueidentifier Unique ID of the agent job.
job_login nvarchar(512) Is the Windows account under which the Log Reader Agent runs, which is returned in the format domain\username.
job_password sysname For security reasons, a value of ********** is always returned.

Return Code Values

0 (success) or 1 (failure)


sp_helplogreader_agent is used in transactional replication.


Only members of the sysadmin fixed server role at the Publisher or members of the db_owner fixed database role on the publication database can execute sp_helplogreader_agent.

See Also

View and Modify Replication Security Settings
sp_addlogreader_agent (Transact-SQL)
sp_changelogreader_agent (Transact-SQL)