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IHpublications (Transact-SQL)

The IHpublications system table contains one row for each non-SQL Server publication using the current Distributor. This table is stored in the distribution database.

Column name Data type Description

pubid

int

The identity column providing a unique ID for the publication.

name

sysname

The unique name associated with the publication.

repl_freq

tinyint

The replication frequency:

0 = Transaction based.

1 = Scheduled table refresh.

status

tinyint

The status of the publication, which can be one of the following.

0 = Inactive.

1 = Active.

sync_method

tinyint

The synchronization method:

1 = Character bulk copy.

4 = Concurrent_c, which means that character bulk copy is used but tables are not locked during the snapshot.

snapshot_jobid

binary

The scheduled task ID.

enabled_for_internet

bit

Indicates whether the synchronization files for the publication are exposed to the Internet through FTP and other services, where 1 means that they can be accessed from the Internet.

immediate_sync_ready

bit

Indicates whether the synchronization files are available, where 1 means that they are available. Not supported for non-SQL Publishers.

allow_queued_tran

bit

Specifies whether queuing of changes at the Subscriber until they can be applied at the Publisher has been enabled. If 1, changes at the Subscriber are queued. Not supported for non-SQL Publishers.

allow_sync_tran

bit

Specifies whether immediate-updating subscriptions are allowed on the publication. 1 means that immediate-updating subscriptions are allowed. Not supported for non-SQL Publishers.

autogen_sync_procs

bit

Specifies whether the synchronizing stored procedure for immediate-updating subscriptions is generated at the Publisher. 1 means that it is generated at the Publisher. Not supported for non-SQL Publishers.

snapshot_in_defaultfolder

bit

Specifies whether snapshot files are stored in the default folder. If 0, snapshot files have been stored in the alternate location specified by alternate_snapshot_folder. If 1, snapshot files can be found in the default folder.

alt_snapshot_folder

nvarchar(510)

Specifies the location of the alternate folder for the snapshot.

pre_snapshot_script

nvarchar(510)

Specifies a pointer to a .sql file location. The Distribution Agent runs the pre-snapshot script before running any of the replicated object scripts when applying a snapshot at a Subscriber.

post_snapshot_script

nvarchar(510)

Specifies a pointer to a .sql file location. The Distribution Agent runs the post-snapshot script after all the other replicated object scripts and data have been applied during an initial synchronization.

compress_snapshot

bit

Specifies that the snapshot that is written to the alt_snapshot_folder location is to be compressed into the Microsoft CAB format. 0 specifies that the snapshot will not be compressed.

ftp_address

sysname

The network address of the FTP service for the Distributor. Specifies where publication snapshot files are located for the Distribution Agent to pick up.

ftp_port

int

The port number of the FTP service for the Distributor. Specifies where the publication snapshot files are located for the Distribution Agent to pick up

ftp_subdirectory

nvarchar(510)

Specifies where the snapshot files are available for the Distribution Agent to pick up if the publication supports propagating snapshots using FTP.

ftp_login

nvarchar(256)

The username used to connect to the FTP service.

ftp_password

nvarchar(1048)

The user password used to connect to the FTP service.

allow_dts

bit

Specifies that the publication allows data transformations. 1 specifies that DTS transformations are allowed. Not supported for non-SQL Publishers.

allow_anonymous

bit

Indicates whether anonymous subscriptions are allowed on the publication, where 1 means that they are allowed.

centralized_conflicts

bit

Specifies whether conflict records are stored on the Publisher:

0 = Conflict records are stored at both the publisher and at the subscriber that caused the conflict.

1 = Conflict records are stored at the Publisher.

Not supported for non-SQL Publishers.

conflict_retention

int

Specifies the conflict retention period, in days. Not supported for non-SQL Publishers.

conflict_policy

int

Specifies the conflict resolution policy followed when the queued updating subscriber option is used. Can be one of these values:

1 = Publisher wins the conflict.

2 = Subscriber wins the conflict.

3 = Subscription is reinitialized.

Not supported for non-SQL Publishers.

queue_type

int

Specifies which type of queue is used. Can be one of these values:

1 = msmq, which uses Microsoft Message Queuing to store transactions.

2 = sql, which uses SQL Server to store transactions.

This column is not used by non-SQL ServerPublishers.

Using Microsoft Message Queuing has been deprecated and is no longer supported.
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Not supported for non-SQL Publishers.

ad_guidname

sysname

Specifies whether the publication is published in the Microsoft Active Directory. A valid globally unique identifier (GUID) specifies that the publication is published in the Microsoft Active Directory, and the GUID is the corresponding Active Directory publication object objectGUID. If NULL, the publication is not published in Microsoft Active Directory. Not supported for non-SQL Publishers.

backward_comp_level

int

Database compatibility level, which can be one of the following values:

10 = SQL Server 7.0.

20 = SQL Server 7.0 Service Pack 1.

30 = SQL Server 7.0 Service Pack 2.

35 = SQL Server 7.0 Service Pack 3.

40 = SQL Server 2000.

50 = SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 1.

60 = SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 3.

90 = SQL Server 2005.

Not supported for non-SQL Publishers.

description

nvarchar(255)

Descriptive entry for the publication.

independent_agent

bit

Specifies whether there is a stand-alone Distribution Agent for this publication.

0 = The publication uses a shared Distribution Agent, and each Publisher database/Subscriber database pair has a single, shared Agent.

1 = There is a stand-alone Distribution Agent for this publication.

immediate_sync

bit

Indicates whether the synchronization files are created or recreated each time the Snapshot Agent runs, where 1 means that they are created every time the agent runs.

allow_push

bit

Indicates whether push subscriptions are allowed on the publication, where 1 means that they are allowed.

allow_pull

bit

Indicates whether pull subscriptions are allowed on the publication, where 1 means that they are allowed.

retention

int

The amount of change, in hours, to save for the given publication.

allow_subscription_copy

bit

Specifies whether the ability to copy the subscription databases that subscribe to this publication has been enabled. 1 means that copying is allowed.

allow_initialize_from_backup

bit

Indicates if Subscribers can initialize a subscription to this publication from a backup rather than an initial snapshot. 1 means that subscriptions can be initialized from a backup, and 0 means that they cannot. For more information, see Initializing a Transactional Subscription Without a Snapshot. Not supported for non-SQL Publishers.

min_autonosync_lsn

binary(1)

For internal use only.

replicate_ddl

int

Indicates if schema replication is supported for the publication. 1 indicates that DDL statements executed at the publisher are replicated, and 0 indicates that DDL statements are not replicated. For more information, see Making Schema Changes on Publication Databases. Not supported for non-SQL Publishers.

options

int

Bitmap that specifies additional publishing options, where the bitwise option values are:

0x1 - enabled for peer-to-peer replication.

0x2 - publish only local changes.

0x4 - enabled for non-SQL Server subscribers.

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