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sp_markpendingschemachange (Transact-SQL)

Used for supportability of merge publications by enabling an administrator to skip selected pending schema changes so that they will not be replicated. This stored procedure is executed at the Publisher on the publication database.


This stored procedure can cause schema changes not to be replicated. It should only be used to resolve issues after other methods, such as reinitialization, have already been tried or are too expensive in terms of performance.


sp_markpendingschemachange [@publication = ] 'publication'
    [ , [ @schemaversion = ] schemaversion ]
    [ , [ @status = ] 'status' ]


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

  • [ @schemaversion= ] schemaversion
    Identifies a pending schema change. schemaversion is int, with a default value of 0. Use sp_enumeratependingschemachanges (Transact-SQL) to list the pending schema changes for the publication.

  • [ @status= ] 'status'
    Is whether a pending schema change will be skipped. status is nvarchar(10) with a default value of active. If the value of status is skipped, then the selected schema change will not be replicated.

Return Code Values

0 (success) or 1 (failure)


sp_markpendingschemachange is used with merge replication.

sp_markpendingschemachange is a stored procedure intended for the supportability of merge replication and should be used only when other corrective actions, such as reinitialization, have failed to correct the situation or are too expensive in terms of performance.


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

See Also


sysmergeschemachange (Transact-SQL)