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ravilobo
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Posted - 01/11/2013 :  14:21:45  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

I have a column-level transactional replication. Usually, I use the following query to check if a column is replicated or not.

select is_replicated
from sys.columns
where name ='Column_Name'

This works most of the time.

However, after increasing the width of a published column, the is_replicated value is set to 0. However, in SSMS the column still shows as enabled for replication.

I ran an update on the column and found that data is replicated to the subscriber. So replication is working fine. Only the is_replicated flag is set to zero.

In this case, what’s the true test to check if a column is replicated or not? (I need a T-SQL code to verify this to be used in one of my stored procedures.)

Note: People who want to dive deep into this, I found a system view, syncobj_0xNNNNNNNNN, created when I altered the column. I did some research and found that the view is used to replication thenceforth. However, I am not bothered about this view much, as long as replication works fine.


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