sp_validatemergepublication (Transact-SQL)

Applies to: SQL Server

Performs a publication-wide validation for which all subscriptions (push, pull, and anonymous) will be validated once. This stored procedure is executed at the Publisher on the publication database.

Transact-SQL syntax conventions


sp_validatemergepublication [@publication=] 'publication'  
        , [ @level = ] level  


[@publication=] 'publication'
Is the name of the publication. publication 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
1 Rowcount-only validation.
2 Rowcount and checksum validation. For Microsoft SQL Server 2005 (9.x)Subscribers, this is automatically set to 3.
3 This is the recommended value.

Return Code Values

0 (success) or 1 (failure)


sp_validatemergepublication is used in merge replication.


Only members of the sysadmin fixed server role can execute sp_validatemergepublication.

See Also

System Stored Procedures (Transact-SQL)
Validate Replicated Data
sp_validatemergesubscription (Transact-SQL)