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sp_showpendingchanges (Transact-SQL)

Returns a result set showing the changes that are waiting to be replicated. This stored procedure is executed at the Publisher on the publication database and at the Subscriber on the subscription database.

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This procedure provides an approximation of the number of changes and the rows that are involved in those changes. For example, the procedure retrieves information from either the Publisher or Subscriber, but not both at the same time. Information that is stored at the other node might result in a smaller set of changes to synchronize than the procedure estimates.

sp_showpendingchanges [ [ @destination_server= ] 'destination_server' ]
    [ , [ @publication= ] 'publication' ]
    [ , [ @article= ] 'article']
    [ , [ @show_rows= ] show_rows]

[ @destination_server= ] 'destination_server'

Is the name of the server where the replicated changes are applied. destination_server is sysname, with default value of NULL.

[ @publication= ] 'publication'

Is the name of the publication. publication is sysname, with a default value of NULL. When publication is specified, results are limited only to the specified publication.

[ @article = ] 'article'

Is the name of the article. article is sysname, with a default value of NULL. When article is specified, results are limited only to the specified article.

[ @show_rows = ] show_rows

Specifies whether the result set contains more specific information about pending changes, with a default value of 0. If a value of 1 is specified, the result set contains the columns is_delete and rowguid.

Column name

Data type

Description

destination_server

sysname

The name of the server to which the changes are being replicated.

pub_name

sysname

The name of the publication.

destination_db_name

sysname

The name of the database to which the changes are being replicated.

is_dest_subscriber

bit

Indicates of the changes are being replicated to a Subscriber. A value of 1 indicates that the changes are being replicated to a Subscriber. 0 means that changes are being replicated to a Publisher.

article_name

sysname

The name of the article for the table where changes originated.

pending_deletes

int

The number of deletes waiting to be replicated.

pending_ins_and_upd

int

The number of inserts and updates waiting to be replicated.

is_delete

bit

Indicates whether the pending change is a delete. A value of 1 indicates that the change is a delete. Requires a value of 1 for @show_rows.

rowguid

uniqueidentifier

The GUID that identifies the row that changed. Requires a value of 1 for @show_rows.

0 (success) or 1 (failure)

sp_showpendingchanges is used in merge replication.

sp_showpendingchanges is used when troubleshooting merge replication.

The result of sp_showpendingchanges does not include rows in generation 0.

When an article specified for article does not belong to the publication specified for publication, a count of 0 is returned for pending_deletes and pending_ins_and_upd.

Only members of the sysadmin fixed server role or db_owner fixed database role can execute sp_showpendingchanges.

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