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TransPublication.ValidatePublication Method

Invokes inline publication validation for all subscriptions.

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

public void ValidatePublication(
	ValidationOption validationOption,
	ValidationMethod validationMethod,
	bool shutdownAgent
)

Parameters

validationOption
Type: Microsoft.SqlServer.Replication.ValidationOption
A ValidationOption object value that specifies the type of validation being performed.
validationMethod
Type: Microsoft.SqlServer.Replication.ValidationMethod
A ValidationMethod object value that specifies options for rowcount validation.
shutdownAgent
Type: Boolean
A Boolean value. If true, the Distribution Agent is shut down immediately after validation. If false, the Distribution Agent continues to run.

The result of the validation is written to the agent history, which is viewed using Replication Monitor. For more information, see Monitoring Replication.

The ValidatePublication method can only be called by members of the sysadmin fixed server role at the Publisher or by members of the db_owner fixed database role on the publication database.

Calling ValidatePublication is equivalent to executing sp_publication_validation.

			// Define the server, database, and publication names
			string publisherName = publisherInstance;
			string publicationName = "AdvWorksProductTran";
			string publicationDbName = "AdventureWorks2012";

			TransPublication publication;

			// Create a connection to the Publisher.
			ServerConnection conn = new ServerConnection(publisherName);

			try
			{
				// Connect to the Publisher.
				conn.Connect();

				// Set the required properties for the publication.
				publication = new TransPublication();
				publication.ConnectionContext = conn;
				publication.Name = publicationName;
				publication.DatabaseName = publicationDbName;

				// If we can't get the properties for this publication, 
				// throw an application exception.
				if (publication.LoadProperties())
				{
					// Initiate validataion for all subscriptions to this publication.
					publication.ValidatePublication(ValidationOption.RowCountOnly,
						ValidationMethod.ConditionalFast, false);

					// If not already running, start the Distribution Agent at each 
					// Subscriber to synchronize and validate the subscriptions.
				}
				else
				{
					throw new ApplicationException(String.Format(
						"Settings could not be retrieved for the publication. " +
						"Ensure that the publication {0} exists on {1}.",
						publicationName, publisherName));
				}
			}
			catch (Exception ex)
			{
				// Do error handling here.
				throw new ApplicationException(
					"Subscription validation could not be initiated.", ex);
			}
			finally
			{
				conn.Disconnect();
			}
' Define the server, database, and publication names
Dim publisherName As String = publisherInstance
Dim publicationName As String = "AdvWorksProductTran"
Dim publicationDbName As String = "AdventureWorks2012"

Dim publication As TransPublication

' Create a connection to the Publisher.
Dim conn As ServerConnection = New ServerConnection(publisherName)

Try
    ' Connect to the Publisher.
    conn.Connect()

    ' Set the required properties for the publication.
    publication = New TransPublication()
    publication.ConnectionContext = conn
    publication.Name = publicationName
    publication.DatabaseName = publicationDbName

    ' If we can't get the properties for this publication, 
    ' throw an application exception.
    If publication.LoadProperties() Then

        ' Initiate validataion for all subscriptions to this publication.
        publication.ValidatePublication(ValidationOption.RowCountOnly, _
         ValidationMethod.ConditionalFast, False)

        ' If not already running, start the Distribution Agent at each 
        ' Subscriber to synchronize and validate the subscriptions.
    Else
        Throw New ApplicationException(String.Format( _
         "Settings could not be retrieved for the publication. " + _
         "Ensure that the publication {0} exists on {1}.", _
         publicationName, publisherName))
    End If
Catch ex As Exception
    ' Do error handling here.
    Throw New ApplicationException( _
     "Subscription validation could not be initiated.", ex)
Finally
    conn.Disconnect()
End Try

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