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SQL Server 2000

Adds a Microsoft® SQL Server™ version 7.0 or SQL Server 2000 Publisher at a SQL Server version 6.5 Subscriber. This stored procedure is executed at the SQL Server 6.5 Subscriber on any database.


sp_addpublisher70 [ @publisher = ] 'publisher' ,
    [ @dist_account = ] 'dist_account'


[@publisher = ] 'publisher'

Is the name of the Publisher. publisher is varchar(30), with no default.

[@dist_account = ] 'dist_account'

Is the Microsoft Windows® account used by the Distribution Agent at the Distributor. In most cases, it is the Windows account of the SQL Server Agent at the Distributor. dist_account is varchar(255), with no default.

Return Code Values

0 (success) or 1 (failure)


sp_addpublisher70 is used in snapshot replication and transactional replication.

To add a SQL Server 7.0 Publisher or SQL Server 2000 Publisher at a SQL Server 6.5 Subscriber, apply a script to the SQL Server version 6.5 server that creates the sp_addpublisher70 stored procedure. The script is in the file Replp70.sql located in the \Mssql7\Install directory.


On servers running SQL Server 6.5, execute permission defaults to the system administrator.

See Also

System Stored Procedures

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