sp_changedistributiondb (Transact-SQL)
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sp_changedistributiondb (Transact-SQL)


Applies To: SQL Server

Changes the properties of the distribution database. This stored procedure is executed at the Distributor on any database.

Topic link icon Transact-SQL Syntax Conventions

sp_changedistributiondb [ @database= ] 'database'   
    [ , [ @property= ] 'property' ]   
    [ , [ @value= ] 'value' ]  

[ @database=] 'database'
Is the name of the distribution database. database is sysname, with no default.

[ @property=] 'property'
Is the property to change for the given database. property is sysname, and can be one of these values.

history_retentionHistory table retention period.
max_distretentionMaximum distribution retention period.
min_distretentionMinimum distribution retention period.
NULL (default)All available property values are printed.

[ @value=] 'value'
Is the new value for the specified property. value is nvarchar(255), with a default of NULL.

0 (success) or 1 (failure)

sp_changedistributiondb is used in all types of replication.

DECLARE @distributionDB AS sysname;
SET @distributionDB = N'distribution';

-- Change the history retention period to 24 hours and the
-- maximum retention period to 48 hours.  
USE distribution
EXEC sp_changedistributiondb @distributionDB, N'history_retention', 24
EXEC sp_changedistributiondb @distributionDB, N'max_distretention', 48

Only members of the sysadmin fixed server role can execute sp_changedistributiondb.

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