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MSreplication_agent_status what are the possible status codes?

Posted on 2009-03-31
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What are the status codes for the status column of MSreplication_agent_status?
I've learned 1, 3 & 4 are 'running' but can't find information on exactly what they each mean or what other possible values exist.

Thanks in advance,
Gary
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The system stored procedure - master.dbo.sp_msload_replication_status (undocumented ) - has the following code in its contents -

                when 0 then 5   -- Fail mapping  
                when 1 then 2   -- Success mapping  
                when 2 then 5   -- Retry mapping  
                when 3 then 2   -- Shutdown mapping  
                when 4 then 3   -- Inprogress mapping  
                when 5 then 0   -- Unknown is mapped to never run

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stumbled upon this... and when added to your answer it all comes together...

Table: tempdb.dbo.MSreplication_agent_status

Publication Type Codes (publication_type):
0 = Transactional publication
1 = Snapshot publication
2 = Merge publication

Replication Agent Type Codes: (agent_type)
-1 = SQLDMOReplAgent_/Publishers -- Agents supporting publishers
0 = SQLDMOReplAgent_All -- All replication agent types
1 = SQLDMOReplAgent_Snapshot -- Snapshot Agent
2 = SQLDMOReplAgent_LogReader -- Replication transaction Log Reader Agent
3 = SQLDMOReplAgent_/Distribution -- Distribution Agent
4 = SQLDMOReplAgent_Merge -- Merge Agent
5 = SQLDMOReplAgent_/Miscellaneous -- Agents not otherwise classified
9 = SQLDMOReplAgent_/QueueReader -- Replication Queue Reader Agent

Replication Agent Status Codes: (status)
0 = SQLDMOTask_Pending -- All agent-implementing jobs are waiting to start.
1 = SQLDMOTask_Starting -- One or more agent-implementing jobs are starting.
2 = SQLDMOTask_Succeeded -- All agent-implementing jobs have executed successfully.
3 = SQLDMOTask_Running -- At least one agent-implementing job is executing.
4 = SQLDMOTask_Idle -- All agent-implementing jobs are scheduled and idle.
5 = SQLDMOTask_Retry -- At least one agent-implementing job is attempting to execute after a previous failure.
6 = SQLDMOTask_Failed -- At least one agent-implementing job has failed to execute successfully.

References:       http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms144002.aspx
            http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms186254(SQL.90).aspx
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