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The RetentionPeriod property specifies a number of days or hours for limiting any subscription to the publication.
.RetentionPeriod [= value]
An expression that evaluates to an object in the Applies To list.
A long integer. For the MergePublication object, RetentionPeriod specifies a number of days. For the TransPublication object, the property specifies a number of hours.
HRESULT GetRetentionPeriod(LPDWORD pRetVal);
HRESULT SetRetentionPeriod(DWORD NewValue);
A subscription is dropped by the system if the Subscriber identified has not accessed the referenced publication within the period specified by the RetentionPeriod property. The maximum value of the RetentionPeriod property is 2147483647.