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sp_addtabletocontents (Transact-SQL)

Inserts references into the merge tracking tables for any rows in a source table that are not currently included in the tracking tables. Use this option if you have bulk-loaded a large amount of data using bcp, which will not fire merge tracking triggers. This stored procedure is executed at the Publisher on the publication database.

Topic link iconTransact-SQL Syntax Conventions


sp_addtabletocontents [ @table_name = ] 'table_name'
    [ , [ @owner_name = ] 'owner_name' ]
    [ , [ @filter_clause = ] 'filter_clause' ]


  • [ @table_name=] 'table_name'
    Is the name of the table. table_name is sysname, with no default.
  • [ @owner_name=] 'owner_name'
    Is the name of the owner of the table. owner_name is sysname, with a default of NULL.
  • [ @filter_clause= ] 'filter_clause'
    Specifies a filter clause that controls which rows of the newly-loaded data should be added to the merge tracking tables. filter_clause is nvarchar(4000), with a default value of NULL. If filter_clause is null, all bulk loaded rows are added.

Return Code Values

0 (success) or 1 (failure)


sp_addtabletocontents is used only in merge replication.

The rows in the table_name are referred to by their rowguidcol and the references are added to the merge tracking tables. sp_addtabletocontents should be used after bulk copying data into a table that is published using merge replication. The stored procedure initiates tracking of the rows that were copied and ensures that the new rows will be included in the next synchronization.


Only members of the sysadmin fixed server role or db_owner fixed database role can execute sp_addtabletocontents.

See Also


System Stored Procedures (Transact-SQL)

Other Resources

Adding Rows by Using Bulk Copy Operations

Help and Information

Getting SQL Server 2005 Assistance