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IHarticles (Transact-SQL)

The IHarticles system table contains one row for each article being replicated from a non-SQL Server Publisher using the current Distributor. This table is stored in the distribution database.

Column name Data type Description

article_id

int

The identity column that provides a unique ID number for the article.

name

sysname

The name associated with the article, unique within the publication.

publication_id

smallint

The ID of the publication to which the article belongs.

table_id

int

The ID of the table being published from IHpublishertables.

publisher_id

smallint

The ID of the Non-SQL Server Publisher.

creation_script

nvarchar(255)

The schema script for the article.

del_cmd

nvarchar(255)

The replication command type used when replicating deletes with table articles. For more information, see Specifying How Changes Are Propagated for Transactional Articles.

filter

int

This column is not used and is included only to make the sysarticles view of the IHarticles table compatible with the sysarticles view used for SQL Server articles (sysarticles).

filter_clause

ntext

The WHERE clause of the article, used for horizontal filtering and written in an standard Transact-SQL that can be interpreted by the non-SQL Publisher.

ins_cmd

nvarchar(255)

The replication command type used when replicating inserts with table articles. For more information, see Specifying How Changes Are Propagated for Transactional Articles.

pre_creation_cmd

tinyint

The command to execute before the initial snapshot is applied when an object with the same name already exists at the Subscriber.

0 = None - a command is not executed.

1 = DROP - drop the destination table.

2 = DELETE - delete data from the destination table.

3 = TRUNCATE - truncate the destination table.

status

tinyint

The bitmask of the article options and status, which can be the bitwise logical OR result of one or more of these values:

0 = No additional properties.

1 = Active.

8 = Include the column name in INSERT statements.

16 = Use parameterized statements.

For example, an active article using parameterized statements would have a value of 17 in this column. A value of 0 means that the article is inactive and no additional properties are defined.

type

tinyint

The type of article:

1 = Log-based article.

upd_cmd

nvarchar(255)

The replication command type used when replicating updates with table articles. For more information, see Specifying How Changes Are Propagated for Transactional Articles.

schema_option

binary(8)

The bitmap of the schema generation option for the given article, which can be the bitwise logical OR result of one or more of these values:

0x00 = Disable scripting by the Snapshot Agent and uses the provided CreationScript.

0x01 = Generate the object creation (CREATE TABLE, CREATE PROCEDURE, and so on).

0x10 = Generate a corresponding clustered index.

0x40 = Generate corresponding nonclustered indexes.

0x80 = Include declared referential integrity on the primary keys.

0x1000 = Replicates column-level collation.

This option is set by default for Oracle Publishers to enable case-sensitive comparisons.
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0x4000 = Replicate unique keys if defined on a table article.

0x8000 = Replicate a primary key and unique keys on a table article as constraints using ALTER TABLE statements.

dest_owner

sysname

The owner of the table at the destination database.

dest_table

sysname

The name of the destination table.

tablespace_name

nvarchar(255)

Identifies the tablespace used by the logging table for the article.

objid

int

This column is not used and is included only to make the sysarticles view of the IHarticles table compatible with the sysarticles view used for SQL Server articles (sysarticles).

sync_objid

int

This column is not used and is included only to make the sysarticles view of the IHarticles table compatible with the sysarticles view used for SQL Server articles (sysarticles).

description

nvarchar(255)

The descriptive entry for the article.

publisher_status

int

Is used to indicate if the view that defines the published article has been defined by calling sp_articleview.

0 = sp_articleview has been called.

1 = sp_articleview has not been called.

article_view_owner

nvarchar(255)

The owner of the synchronization object on the Publisher used by the Log Reader Agent.

article_view

nvarchar(255)

The synchronization object on the Publisher used by the Log Reader Agent.

ins_scripting_proc

int

This column is not used and is included only to make the sysarticles view of the IHarticles table compatible with the sysarticles view used for SQL Server articles (sysarticles).

del_scripting_proc

int

This column is not used and is included only to make the sysarticles view of the IHarticles table compatible with the sysarticles view used for SQL Server articles (sysarticles).

upd_scripting_proc

int

This column is not used and is included only to make the sysarticles view of the IHarticles table compatible with the sysarticles view used for SQL Server articles (sysarticles).

custom_script

int

This column is not used and is included only to make the sysarticles view of the IHarticles table compatible with the sysarticles view used for SQL Server articles (sysarticles).

fire_triggers_on_snapshot

bit

This column is not used and is included only to make the sysarticles view of the IHarticles table compatible with the sysarticles view used for SQL Server articles (sysarticles).

instance_id

int

Identifies the current instance of the article log for the published table.

use_default_datatypes

bit

Indicates whether the article uses default data type mappings; a value of 1 indicates that default data type mappings are used.

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