sp_mergesubscription_cleanup (Transact-SQL)

Applies to: SQL Server (all supported versions)

Removes metadata, such as triggers and entries, in sysmergesubscriptions and sysmergearticles after the specified merge push subscription is removed at the Publisher. This stored procedure is run at the Subscriber on the subscription database.


For a pull subscription, metadata is removed when sp_dropmergepullsubscription (Transact-SQL) is executed.

Topic link icon Transact-SQL Syntax Conventions


sp_mergesubscription_cleanup [ @publisher =] 'publisher'  
        , [ @publisher_db =] 'publisher_db'  
        , [ @publication =] 'publication'  


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

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

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

Return Code Values

0 (success) or 1 (failure)


sp_mergesubscription_cleanup is used in merge replication.


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

See Also

Delete a Push Subscription
sp_expired_subscription_cleanup (Transact-SQL)
sp_subscription_cleanup (Transact-SQL)
System Stored Procedures (Transact-SQL)