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sp_helpdistpublisher (Transact-SQL)

Returns properties of the Publishers using a Distributor. This stored procedure is executed at the Distributor on any database.

Topic link iconTransact-SQL Syntax Conventions

sp_helpdistpublisher [ [ @publisher=] 'publisher'] 
    [ , [ @check_user = ] check_user
[ @publisher= ] 'publisher'

Is the Publisher for which properties are returned. publisher is sysname, with a default of %.

[ @check_user= ] check_user

Identified for informational purposes only. Not supported. Future compatibility is not guaranteed.

Column name

Data type

Description

name

sysname

Name of Publisher.

distribution_db

sysname

Distribution database for the specified Publisher.

security_mode

int

Security mode used by replication agents to connect to the Publisher for queued updating subscriptions, or with a non-SQL Server Publisher.

0 = SQL Server Authentication

1 = Windows Authentication

login

sysname

Login name used by replication agents to connect to the Publisher for queued updating subscriptions, or with a non-SQL Server Publisher.

password

nvarchar(524)

Password returned (in simple encrypted form). Password is NULL for users other than sysadmin.

active

bit

Whether a remote Publisher is using the local server as a Distributor:

0 = No

1 = Yes

working_directory

nvarchar(255)

Name of the working directory.

trusted

bit

If the password is required when the Publisher connects to the Distributor. For Microsoft SQL Server 2005 and later versions, this should always return 0, which means that the password is required.

thirdparty_flag

bit

Whether the publication is enabled by SQL Server or by a third party application:

0 = SQL Server, Oracle, or Oracle Gateway Publisher.

1 = Publisher has been integrated with SQL Server using a third-party application.

publisher_type

sysname

Type of Publisher; can be one of the following:

  • MSSQLSERVER

  • ORACLE

  • ORACLE GATEWAY

publisher_data_source

nvarchar(4000)

Name of the OLE DB data source on the Publisher.

0 (success) or 1 (failure)

sp_helpdistpublisher is used in all types of replication.

sp_helpdistpublisher will not display the publisher login or password in the result set for non-sysadmin logins.

Members of the sysadmin fixed server role may execute sp_helpdistpublisher for any Publisher using the local server as a Distributor. Members of the db_owner fixed database role or the replmonitor role in a distribution database may execute sp_helpdistpublisher for any Publisher using that distribution database. Users in the publication access list for a publication at the specified publisher may execute sp_helpdistpublisher. If publisher is not specified, information is returned for all Publishers that the user has rights to access.

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