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sp_dsninfo

SQL Server 2000

Returns ODBC or OLE DB data source information from the Distributor associated with the current server. This stored procedure is executed at the Distributor on any database.

Syntax

sp_dsninfo [ @dsn =] 'dsn'
    
[ , [ @infotype =] 'info_type']
    [ , [ @login =] 'login']
    [ , [ @password =] 'password']
    [ , [ @dso_type =] dso_type]

Arguments

[@dsn = ] 'dsn'

Is the name of the ODBC DSN or OLE DB linked server. dsn is varchar(128), with no default.

[@infotype = ] 'info_type'

Is the type of information to return. If info_type is not specified or if NULL is specified, all information types are returned. info_type is varchar(128), with a default of NULL, and can be one of these values.

Value Description
DBMS_NAME Specifies the data source vendor name.
DBMS_VERSION Specifies the data source version.
DATABASE_NAME Specifies the database name.
SQL_SUBSCRIBER Specifies the data source can be a Subscriber.

[@login = ] 'login'

Is the login for the data source. If the data source includes a login, specify NULL or omit the parameter. login is varchar(128), with a default of NULL.

[@password = ] 'password'

Is the password for the login. If the data source includes a login, specify NULL or omit the parameter. password is varchar(128), with a default of NULL.

[@dso_type = ] dso_type

Is the data source type. dso_type is int, and can be one of these values.

Value Description
1 (default) ODBC data source
3 OLE DB data source

Return Code Values

0 (success) or 1 (failure)

Result Sets
Column name Data type Description
Information Type nvarchar(64) Information types such as DBMS_NAME, DBMS_VERSION, DATABASE_NAME, SQL_SUBSCRIBER.
Value nvarchar(512) Value of the associated information type.

Remarks

sp_dsninfo is used in all types of replication.

sp_dsninfo retrieves ODBC or OLE DB data source information that shows whether the database can be used for replication or querying.

Permissions

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

See Also

sp_enumdsn

System Stored Procedures

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