Gets or sets the database object that is the source database object for the article at the Subscriber.
Assembly: Microsoft.SqlServer.Rmo (in Microsoft.SqlServer.Rmo.dll)
This property cannot be modified on a MergeArticle object if the article already exists on the server.
For TransArticle objects, if is set after the initial snapshot has been generated, a new snapshot must be generated and all existing Subscribers must be reinitialized. For more information, see NIB Reinitialize a Subscription (RMO Programming).
The property can be retrieved by members of the sysadmin fixed server role at the Publisher and at the Subscriber (for republishing Subscribers). It can also be retrieved by members of the db_owner fixed database role on the publication database and by users who are members of the PAL. For a MergeArticle object, this property can also be retrieved by members of the replmonitor fixed database role on the Distributor.
The property can be set by members of the sysadmin fixed server role at the Publisher. It can also be set by members of the db_owner fixed database role on the publication database.
Setting is equivalent to executing sp_addarticle (Transact-SQL) or sp_changearticle (Transact-SQL) for transactional or snapshot replication or executing sp_addmergearticle (Transact-SQL) for merge replication.
The property is a read/write property, so it is necessary to set it before the object is created when you use merge replication.