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MergeSubscription.SynchronizeWithJob Method

Starts the agent job to synchronize the subscription.

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

public void SynchronizeWithJob()

If the pull subscription is created with a value of false for CreateSyncAgentByDefault, the default, a Merge Agent job for the subscription is not created and calling SynchronizeWithJob will cause an exception.

Call the StopSynchronizationJob method to stop the job if it is currently running.

The job is not able to start if the SQL Server Agent Service is not running. Also if a snapshot is not generated, running the agent job may not synchronize the subscription.

If you have set additional properties on this instance of MergeSubscription, call CommitPropertyChanges before calling SynchronizeWithJob.

The SynchronizeWithJob method can only be called 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.

			// Define the server, publication, and database names.
			string subscriberName = subscriberInstance;
			string publisherName = publisherInstance;
			string publicationName = "AdvWorksSalesOrdersMerge";
			string subscriptionDbName = "AdventureWorks2012Replica";
			string publicationDbName = "AdventureWorks2012";

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

			MergeSubscription subscription;

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

				// Define push subscription.
				subscription = new MergeSubscription();
				subscription.ConnectionContext = conn;
				subscription.DatabaseName = publicationDbName;
				subscription.PublicationName = publicationName;
				subscription.SubscriptionDBName = subscriptionDbName;
				subscription.SubscriberName = subscriberName;

				// If the push subscription and the job exists, start the agent job.
				if (subscription.LoadProperties() && subscription.AgentJobId != null)
				{
					// Start the Merge Agent asynchronously.
					subscription.SynchronizeWithJob();
				}
				else
				{
					// Do something here if the subscription does not exist.
					throw new ApplicationException(String.Format(
						"A subscription to '{0}' does not exists on {1}",
						publicationName, subscriberName));
				}
			}
			catch (Exception ex)
			{
				// Implement appropriate error handling here.
				throw new ApplicationException("The subscription could not be synchronized.", ex);
			}
			finally
			{
				conn.Disconnect();
			}
' Define the server, publication, and database names.
Dim subscriberName As String = subscriberInstance
Dim publisherName As String = publisherInstance
Dim publicationName As String = "AdvWorksSalesOrdersMerge"
Dim subscriptionDbName As String = "AdventureWorks2012Replica"
Dim publicationDbName As String = "AdventureWorks2012"

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

Dim subscription As MergeSubscription

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

    ' Define push subscription.
    subscription = New MergeSubscription()
    subscription.ConnectionContext = conn
    subscription.DatabaseName = publicationDbName
    subscription.PublicationName = publicationName
    subscription.SubscriptionDBName = subscriptionDbName
    subscription.SubscriberName = subscriberName

    ' If the push subscription and the job exists, start the agent job.
    If subscription.LoadProperties() And Not subscription.AgentJobId Is Nothing Then
        ' Start the Merge Agent asynchronously.
        subscription.SynchronizeWithJob()
    Else
        ' Do something here if the subscription does not exist.
        Throw New ApplicationException(String.Format( _
            "A subscription to '{0}' does not exists on {1}", _
            publicationName, subscriberName))
    End If
Catch ex As Exception
    ' Implement appropriate error handling here.
    Throw New ApplicationException("The subscription could not be synchronized.", ex)
Finally
    conn.Disconnect()
End Try
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