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TransPublication.RemovePullSubscription Method

Removes the registration for a pull subscription at the Publisher.

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

public void RemovePullSubscription (
	string subscriber,
	string subscriptionDB
public void RemovePullSubscription (
	String subscriber, 
	String subscriptionDB
public function RemovePullSubscription (
	subscriber : String, 
	subscriptionDB : String



A String value that represents the name of the Subscriber where the pull subscription exists.


A String value that represents the subscription database name.

The RemovePullSubscription method can only be called by members of the sysadmin fixed server role at the Publisher, by members of the db_owner fixed database role on the publication database, or by the user that created the subscription being removed.

Calling RemovePullSubscription is equivalent to executing sp_dropsubscription.

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

// Define the Publisher, publication, and databases.
string publicationName = "AdvWorksProductTran";
string publisherName = publisherInstance;
string subscriberName = subscriberInstance;
string subscriptionDbName = "AdventureWorksReplica";
string publicationDbName = "AdventureWorks";

//Create connections to the Publisher and Subscriber.
ServerConnection subscriberConn = new ServerConnection(subscriberName);
ServerConnection publisherConn = new ServerConnection(publisherName);

// Create the objects that we need.
TransPublication publication;
TransPullSubscription subscription;

    // Connect to the Subscriber.

    // Define the pull subscription.
    subscription = new TransPullSubscription();
    subscription.ConnectionContext = subscriberConn;
    subscription.PublisherName = publisherName;
    subscription.PublicationName = publicationName;
    subscription.PublicationDBName = publicationDbName;
    subscription.DatabaseName = subscriptionDbName;

    // Define the publication.
    publication = new TransPublication();
    publication.Name = publicationName;
    publication.DatabaseName = publicationDbName;
    publication.ConnectionContext = publisherConn;

    // Delete the pull subscription, if it exists.
    if (subscription.IsExistingObject)
        if (publication.LoadProperties())
            // Remove the pull subscription registration at the Publisher.
            publication.RemovePullSubscription(subscriberName, subscriptionDbName);
            // Do something here if the publication does not exist.
            throw new ApplicationException(String.Format(
                "The publication '{0}' does not exist on {1}.",
                publicationName, publisherName));
        // Delete the pull subscription at the Subscriber.
        throw new ApplicationException(String.Format(
            "The subscription to {0} does not exist on {1}",
            publicationName, subscriberName));
catch (Exception ex)
    // Implement the appropriate error handling here.
    throw new ApplicationException(String.Format(
        "The subscription to {0} could not be deleted.", publicationName), ex);

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.

Development Platforms

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

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