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syspublications

SQL Server 2000

Contains one row for each publication defined in the database. This table is stored in the publication database.

Column name Data type Description
description nvarchar(255) Descriptive entry for the publication.
name sysname Unique name associated with the publication.
pubid int Identity column providing a unique ID for the publication.
repl_freq tinyint Replication frequency:

0 = Transaction based.
1 = Scheduled table refresh.

status tinyint Status:

0 = Inactive.
1 = Active.

sync_method tinyint Synchronization method:

0 = Native bulk copy program (bcp utility).
1 = Character bulk copy.
3 = Concurrent, which means that native bulk copy (bcp utility) is used but tables are not locked during the snapshot.
4 = Concurrent_c, which means that character bulk copy is used but tables are not locked during the snapshot.

snapshot_jobid binary(16) Scheduled task ID.
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 re-created each time the Snapshot Agent runs.
enabled_for_
internet
bit Indicates whether the synchronization files for the publication are exposed to the Internet through FTP and other services.
allow_push bit Indicates whether push subscriptions are allowed on the publication.
allow_pull bit Indicates whether pull subscriptions are allowed on the publication.
allow_anonymous bit Indicates whether anonymous subscriptions are allowed on the publication.
immediate_sync_
ready
bit Indicates whether the snapshot has been generated by the Snapshot Agent and is ready for use by new subscriptions. It is only meaningful for immediate updating publications. 0 indicates that there is no snapshot ready.
allow_sync_tran bit Specifies whether immediate-updating subscriptions are allowed on the publication. 0 means that immediate-updating subscriptions are not allowed.
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.
retention int Amount of change, in hours, to save for the given publication.
allowed_queued_tran bit Specifies whether disables queuing of changes at the Subscriber until they can be applied at the Publisher has been enabled. If 0, changes at the Subscriber are not queued.
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(255) Specifies the location of the alternate folder for the snapshot.
pre_snapshot_script nvarchar(255) Specifies a pointer to an .sql file location. The Distribution Agent will run the pre-snapshot script before running any of the replicated object scripts when applying a snapshot at a Subscriber.
post_snapshot_script nvarchar(255) Specifies a pointer to an .sql file location. The Distribution Agent will run 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 or Merge Agent of a subscriber 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 or Merge Agent of a subscriber to pick up
ftp_subdirectory nvarchar(255) Specifies where the snapshot files will be available for the Distribution Agent or Merge Agent of subscriber to pick up if the publication supports propagating snapshots using FTP.
ftp_login sysname The username used to connect to the FTP service.
ftp_password nvarchar(524) The user password used to connect to the FTP service.
allow_dts bit Specifies that the publication allows data transformations. 0 specifies that DTS transformations are not allowed.
allow_subscription_copy bit Specifies whether the ability to copy the subscription databases that subscribe to this publication has been enabled. 0 means that copying is not 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.

conflict_retention int Specifies the conflict retention period, in days.
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.

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

msmq = Use Microsoft Message Queuing to store transactions.
sql = Use SQL Server to store transactions.
NULL = defaults to sql, which specifies to use SQL Server to store transactions.

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.
backward_comp_level int Database compatibility level (60, 65, 70, and 80).

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