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MergePublication Class

Represents a merge publication.

Namespace: Microsoft.SqlServer.Replication
Assembly: Microsoft.SqlServer.Rmo (in microsoft.sqlserver.rmo.dll)

public sealed class MergePublication : Publication
public final class MergePublication extends Publication
public final class MergePublication extends Publication

This namespace, class, or member is supported only in version 2.0 of the Microsoft .NET Framework.


This example creates a merge publication.

// Set the Publisher, publication database, and publication names.
string publisherName = publisherInstance;
string publicationName = "AdvWorksSalesOrdersMerge";
string publicationDbName = "AdventureWorks";

ReplicationDatabase publicationDb;
MergePublication publication;

// Create a connection to the Publisher.
ServerConnection conn = new ServerConnection(publisherName);

try
{
    // Connect to the Publisher.
    conn.Connect();

    // Enable the database for merge publication.                
    publicationDb = new ReplicationDatabase(publicationDbName, conn);
    if (publicationDb.LoadProperties())
    {
        if (!publicationDb.EnabledMergePublishing)
        {
            publicationDb.EnabledMergePublishing = true;
        }
    }
    else
    {
        // Do something here if the database does not exist. 
        throw new ApplicationException(String.Format(
            "The {0} database does not exist on {1}.",
            publicationDb, publisherName));
    }

    // Set the required properties for the merge publication.
    publication = new MergePublication();
    publication.ConnectionContext = conn;
    publication.Name = publicationName;
    publication.DatabaseName = publicationDbName;

    // Enable precomputed partitions.
    publication.PartitionGroupsOption = PartitionGroupsOption.True;

    // Specify the Windows account under which the Snapshot Agent job runs.
    // This account will be used for the local connection to the 
    // Distributor and all agent connections that use Windows Authentication.
    publication.SnapshotGenerationAgentProcessSecurity.Login = winLogin;
    publication.SnapshotGenerationAgentProcessSecurity.Password = winPassword;

    // Explicitly set the security mode for the Publisher connection
    // Windows Authentication (the default).
    publication.SnapshotGenerationAgentPublisherSecurity.WindowsAuthentication = true;

    // Enable Subscribers to request snapshot generation and filtering.
    publication.Attributes |= PublicationAttributes.AllowSubscriberInitiatedSnapshot;
    publication.Attributes |= PublicationAttributes.DynamicFilters;

    // Enable pull and push subscriptions.
    publication.Attributes |= PublicationAttributes.AllowPull;
    publication.Attributes |= PublicationAttributes.AllowPush;

    if (!publication.IsExistingObject)
    {
        // Create the merge publication.
        publication.Create();
        
        // Create a Snapshot Agent job for the publication.
        publication.CreateSnapshotAgent();
    }
    else
    {
        throw new ApplicationException(String.Format(
            "The {0} publication already exists.", publicationName));
    }
}

catch (Exception ex)
{
    // Implement custom application error handling here.
    throw new ApplicationException(String.Format(
        "The publication {0} could not be created.", publicationName), ex);
}
finally
{
    conn.Disconnect();
}

This example changes the properties of a merge publication.

// Define the server, database, and publication names
string publisherName = publisherInstance;
string publicationName = "AdvWorksSalesOrdersMerge";
string publicationDbName = "AdventureWorks";

MergePublication publication;

// Create a connection to the Publisher.
ServerConnection conn = new ServerConnection(publisherName);

try
{
    // Connect to the Publisher.
    conn.Connect();

    // Set the required properties for the publication.
    publication = new MergePublication();
    publication.ConnectionContext = conn;
    publication.Name = publicationName;
    publication.DatabaseName = publicationDbName;


    // If we can't get the properties for this merge publication, then throw an application exception.
    if (publication.LoadProperties())
    {
        // If DDL replication is currently enabled, disable it.
        if (publication.ReplicateDdl == DdlReplicationOptions.All)
        {
            publication.ReplicateDdl = DdlReplicationOptions.None;
        }
        else
        {
            publication.ReplicateDdl = DdlReplicationOptions.All;
        }
    }
    else
    {
        throw new ApplicationException(String.Format(
            "Settings could not be retrieved for the publication. " +
            "Ensure that the publication {0} exists on {1}.",
            publicationName, publisherName));
    }
}
catch (Exception ex)
{
    // Do error handling here.
    throw new ApplicationException(
        "The publication property could not be changed.", ex);
}
finally
{
    conn.Disconnect();
}

This example deletes a merge publication.

// Define the Publisher, publication database, 
// and publication names.
string publisherName = publisherInstance;
string publicationName = "AdvWorksSalesOrdersMerge";
string publicationDbName = "AdventureWorks";

MergePublication publication;
ReplicationDatabase publicationDb;

// Create a connection to the Publisher.
ServerConnection conn = new ServerConnection(publisherName);

try
{
    // Connect to the Publisher.
    conn.Connect();

    // Set the required properties for the merge publication.
    publication = new MergePublication();
    publication.ConnectionContext = conn;
    publication.Name = publicationName;
    publication.DatabaseName = publicationDbName;

    // Delete the publication, if it exists and has no subscriptions.
    if (publication.LoadProperties() && !publication.HasSubscription)
    {
        publication.Remove();
    }
    else
    {
        // Do something here if the publication does not exist
        // or has subscriptions.
        throw new ApplicationException(String.Format(
            "The publication {0} could not be deleted. " +
            "Ensure that the publication exists and that all " +
            "subscriptions have been deleted.",
            publicationName, publisherName));
    }

    // If no other merge publications exists,
    // disable publishing on the database.
    publicationDb = new ReplicationDatabase(publicationDbName, conn);
    if (publicationDb.LoadProperties())
    {
        if (publicationDb.MergePublications.Count == 0 && publicationDb.EnabledMergePublishing)
        {
            publicationDb.EnabledMergePublishing = false;
        }
    }
    else
    {
        // Do something here if the database does not exist.
        throw new ApplicationException(String.Format(
            "The database {0} does not exist on {1}.",
            publicationDbName, publisherName));
    }
}
catch (Exception ex)
{
    // Implement application error handling here.
    throw new ApplicationException(String.Format(
        "The publication {0} could not be deleted.",
        publicationName), ex);
}
finally
{
    conn.Disconnect();
}

Any public static (Shared in Microsoft Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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For a list of the supported platforms, see Hardware and Software Requirements for Installing SQL Server 2005.

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