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DistributionPublisher.DistributionDatabase Property

Gets or sets the name of the distribution database used by the Publisher.

Namespace:  Microsoft.SqlServer.Replication
Assembly:  Microsoft.SqlServer.Rmo (in Microsoft.SqlServer.Rmo.dll)
public string DistributionDatabase { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
The name of the distribution database used by the Publisher.

DistributionDatabase is a required property.

The DistributionDatabase property can only be retrieved by members of the sysadmin fixed server role at the Distributor.

The DistributionDatabase property can only be set by members of the sysadmin fixed server role at the Distributor.

Retrieving the DistributionDatabase property is equivalent to executing sp_helpdistpublisher.

Setting the DistributionDatabase property is equivalent to executing sp_adddistpublisher or sp_changedistpublisher.

			// Set the server and database names
			string distributionDbName = "distribution";
			string publisherName = publisherInstance;
			string publicationDbName = "AdventureWorks2012";

			DistributionDatabase distributionDb;
			ReplicationServer distributor;
			DistributionPublisher publisher;
			ReplicationDatabase publicationDb;

			// Create a connection to the server using Windows Authentication.
			ServerConnection conn = new ServerConnection(publisherName);

			try
			{
				// Connect to the server acting as the Distributor 
				// and local Publisher.
				conn.Connect();

				// Define the distribution database at the Distributor,
				// but do not create it now.
				distributionDb = new DistributionDatabase(distributionDbName, conn);
				distributionDb.MaxDistributionRetention = 96;
				distributionDb.HistoryRetention = 120;

				// Set the Distributor properties and install the Distributor.
				// This also creates the specified distribution database.
				distributor = new ReplicationServer(conn);
				distributor.InstallDistributor((string)null, distributionDb);

				// Set the Publisher properties and install the Publisher.
				publisher = new DistributionPublisher(publisherName, conn);
				publisher.DistributionDatabase = distributionDb.Name;
				publisher.WorkingDirectory = @"\\" + publisherName + @"\repldata";
				publisher.PublisherSecurity.WindowsAuthentication = true;
				publisher.Create();

				// Enable AdventureWorks2012 as a publication database.
				publicationDb = new ReplicationDatabase(publicationDbName, conn);

				publicationDb.EnabledTransPublishing = true;
				publicationDb.EnabledMergePublishing = true;
			}
			catch (Exception ex)
			{
				// Implement appropriate error handling here.
				throw new ApplicationException("An error occured when installing distribution and publishing.", ex);
			}
			finally
			{
				conn.Disconnect();
			}
' Set the server and database names
Dim distributionDbName As String = "distribution"
Dim publisherName As String = publisherInstance
Dim publicationDbName As String = "AdventureWorks2012"

Dim distributionDb As DistributionDatabase
Dim distributor As ReplicationServer
Dim publisher As DistributionPublisher
Dim publicationDb As ReplicationDatabase

' Create a connection to the server using Windows Authentication.
Dim conn As ServerConnection = New ServerConnection(publisherName)

Try
    ' Connect to the server acting as the Distributor 
    ' and local Publisher.
    conn.Connect()

    ' Define the distribution database at the Distributor,
    ' but do not create it now.
    distributionDb = New DistributionDatabase(distributionDbName, conn)
    distributionDb.MaxDistributionRetention = 96
    distributionDb.HistoryRetention = 120

    ' Set the Distributor properties and install the Distributor.
    ' This also creates the specified distribution database.
    distributor = New ReplicationServer(conn)
    distributor.InstallDistributor((CType(Nothing, String)), distributionDb)

    ' Set the Publisher properties and install the Publisher.
    publisher = New DistributionPublisher(publisherName, conn)
    publisher.DistributionDatabase = distributionDb.Name
    publisher.WorkingDirectory = "\\" + publisherName + "\repldata"
    publisher.PublisherSecurity.WindowsAuthentication = True
    publisher.Create()

    ' Enable AdventureWorks2012 as a publication database.
    publicationDb = New ReplicationDatabase(publicationDbName, conn)

    publicationDb.EnabledTransPublishing = True
    publicationDb.EnabledMergePublishing = True

Catch ex As Exception
    ' Implement appropriate error handling here.
    Throw New ApplicationException("An error occured when installing distribution and publishing.", ex)

Finally
    conn.Disconnect()

End Try
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