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PullSubscription.PublicationName Property

Gets or sets the name of the publication to which the subscription subscribes.

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

public string PublicationName { get; set; }
/** @property */
public String get_PublicationName ()

/** @property */
public void set_PublicationName (String value)

public function get PublicationName () : String

public function set PublicationName (value : String)

Property Value

A String value.

PublicationName is a required property and must be set before the subscription is created on the server. Once the subscription registration exists on the server, the PublicationName property cannot be changed.

The PublicationName property can only be retrieved by members of the sysadmin fixed server role at the Subscriber or by members of the db_owner fixed database role on the subscription database.

The PublicationName property can only be set by members of the sysadmin fixed server role at the Subscriber or by members of the db_owner fixed database role on the subscription database.

Retrieving the PublicationName property is equivalent to executing sp_helppullsubscription (Transact-SQL) or sp_helpmergepullsubscription (Transact-SQL).

Setting the PublicationName property is equivalent to executing sp_addpullsubscription (Transact-SQL) or sp_addmergepullsubscription (Transact-SQL).

The PublicationName property is available with SQL Server 7.0, SQL Server 2000, and SQL Server 2005.

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;

try
{
    // Connect to the Publisher and Subscriber.
    subscriberConn.Connect();
    publisherConn.Connect();

    // Ensure that the publication exists and that 
    // it supports pull subscriptions.
    publication = new TransPublication();
    publication.Name = publicationName;
    publication.DatabaseName = publicationDbName;
    publication.ConnectionContext = publisherConn;

    if (publication.IsExistingObject)
    {
        if ((publication.Attributes & PublicationAttributes.AllowPull) == 0)
        {
            publication.Attributes |= PublicationAttributes.AllowPull;
        }

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

        // Specify the Windows login credentials for the Distribution Agent job.
        subscription.SynchronizationAgentProcessSecurity.Login = winLogin;
        subscription.SynchronizationAgentProcessSecurity.Password = winPassword;

        // Make sure that the agent job for the subscription is created.
        subscription.CreateSyncAgentByDefault = true;

        // By default, subscriptions to transactional publications are synchronized 
        // continuously, but in this case we only want to synchronize on demand.
        subscription.AgentSchedule.FrequencyType = ScheduleFrequencyType.OnDemand;

        // Create the pull subscription at the Subscriber.
        subscription.Create();

        Boolean registered = false;

        // Verify that the subscription is not already registered.
        foreach (TransSubscription existing
            in publication.EnumSubscriptions())
        {
            if (existing.SubscriberName == subscriberName
                && existing.SubscriptionDBName == subscriptionDbName)
            {
                registered = true;
            }
        }
        if (!registered)
        {
            // Register the subscription with the Publisher.
            publication.MakePullSubscriptionWellKnown(
                subscriberName, subscriptionDbName,
                SubscriptionSyncType.Automatic,
                TransSubscriberType.ReadOnly);
        }
    }
    else
    {
        // Do something here if the publication does not exist.
        throw new ApplicationException(String.Format(
            "The publication '{0}' does not exist on {1}.",
            publicationName, publisherName));
    }
}
catch (Exception ex)
{
    // Implement the appropriate error handling here.
    throw new ApplicationException(String.Format(
        "The subscription to {0} could not be created.", publicationName), ex);
}
finally
{
    subscriberConn.Disconnect();
    publisherConn.Disconnect();
}

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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