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ValidationMethod Enumeration


Applies To: SQL Server 2016 Preview

Enumerates methods supported for rowcount validation of transactional publications.

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

public enum ValidationMethod

Member nameDescription

Attempts a fast rowcount, but performs a full rowcount if the fast method shows any differences.


Performs a fast rowcount validation using the sys.sysindexes system table.


Performs a full rowcount using the COUNT function.

This namespace, class, or member is supported only in version 2.0 of the .NET Framework.

Legacy Code Example

			// 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);

				// Connect to the Publisher.

				// 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.
						ValidationMethod.ConditionalFast, false);

					// If not already running, start the Distribution Agent at each 
					// Subscriber to synchronize and validate the subscriptions.
					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);
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