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.
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:
|2||Rowcount and checksum validation.|
|3||Rowcount and binary checksum validation.|
A validation level of 3 is valid only when Subscribers are running Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2000.
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.