Used to start the Snapshot Agent job that generates the initial snapshot for a publication. This stored procedure is executed at the Publisher on the publication database.
Transact-SQL Syntax Conventions
sp_startpublication_snapshot [ @publication = ] 'publication'
[ , [ @publisher = ] 'publisher' ]
[ @publication= ] 'publication'
Is the name of the publication. publication is sysname, with no default.
[ @publisher= ] 'publisher'
Is the name of a non-SQL Server Publisher. publisher is sysname, with a default value of NULL. You should not specify this parameter for a SQL Server Publisher.
0 (success) or 1 (failure)
sp_startpublication_snapshot is used with all types of replication.
For a non-SQL Server Publisher, this stored procedure is executed at the Distributor on the distribution database.
Only members of the sysadmin fixed server role or db_owner fixed database role can execute sp_startpublication_snapshot.