New Information - SQL Server 2000 SP3.
Attaches an existing subscription database to any Subscriber. This stored procedure is executed at the new Subscriber on the master database.
sp_attachsubscription [ @dbname = ] 'dbname'
, [ @filename = ] 'filename'
[ , [ @subscriber_security_mode = ] 'subscriber_security_mode' ]
[ , [ @subscriber_login = ] 'subscriber_login' ]
[ , [ @subscriber_password = ] 'subscriber_password' ]
[@dbname = ] 'dbname'
Is the string that specifies the destination subscription database by name. dbname is sysname, with no default.
[@filename = ] 'filename'
Is the name and physical location of the primary MDF (master data file). file name is nvarchar(260), with no default.
[@subscriber_security_mode = ] 'subscriber_security_mode'
Is the security mode of the Subscriber to use when connecting to a Subscriber when synchronizing. subscriber_security_mode is int, with a default of NULL. If 0, the security mode is SQL Server Authentication. If 1, the security mode is Windows Authentication.
[@subscriber_login = ] 'subscriber_login'
Is the Subscriber login name to use when connecting to a Subscriber when synchronizing. subscriber_login is sysname, with a default of NULL. If subscriber_security_mode is 0, this parameter must be specified.
[@subscriber_password = ] 'subscriber_password'
Is the Subscriber password. subscriber_password is sysname, with a default of NULL. If SubscriberSecurityMode is 0, this parameter must be specified. If a subscriber password is used, it is automatically encrypted.
Return Code Values
0 (success) or 1 (failure)
sp_attachsubscription is used in snapshot replication, transactional replication, and merge replication.
A subscription cannot be attached to the publication if the publication retention period has expired. If a subscription with an elapsed retention period is specified, an error will occur either when the subscription is attached or when it is first synchronized. Publications with a publication retention period of 0 (never expire) are ignored.
Only members of the sysadmin fixed server role or db_creator fixed database role can execute sp_attachsubscription.