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Publication.Remove Method

Removes an existing publication.

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  Name Description
Public method Remove() Removes an existing publication.
Public method Remove(Boolean) Removes an existing publication even if the Distributor cannot be accessed.
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This example deletes a transactional publication.

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

			TransPublication publication;
			ReplicationDatabase publicationDb;

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

			try
			{
				conn.Connect();

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

				// Delete the publication, if it exists and has no subscriptions.
				if (publication.LoadProperties() && !publication.HasSubscription)
				{
					publication.Remove();
				}
				else
				{
					// Do something here if the publication does not exist
					// or has subscriptions.
					throw new ApplicationException(String.Format(
						"The publication {0} could not be deleted. " +
						"Ensure that the publication exists and that all " +
						"subscriptions have been deleted.",
						publicationName, publisherName));
				}

				// If no other transactional publications exists,
				// disable publishing on the database.
				publicationDb = new ReplicationDatabase(publicationDbName, conn);
				if (publicationDb.LoadProperties())
				{
					if (publicationDb.TransPublications.Count == 0)
					{
						publicationDb.EnabledTransPublishing = false;
					}
				}
				else
				{
					// Do something here if the database does not exist.
					throw new ApplicationException(String.Format(
						"The database {0} does not exist on {1}.",
						publicationDbName, publisherName));
				}
			}
			catch (Exception ex)
			{
				// Implement application error handling here.
				throw new ApplicationException(String.Format(
					"The publication {0} could not be deleted.",
					publicationName), ex);
			}
			finally
			{
				conn.Disconnect();
			}
' Define the Publisher, publication database, 
' and publication names.
Dim publisherName As String = publisherInstance
Dim publicationName As String = "AdvWorksProductTran"
Dim publicationDbName As String = "AdventureWorks2012"

Dim publication As TransPublication
Dim publicationDb As ReplicationDatabase

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

Try
    conn.Connect()

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

    ' Delete the publication, if it exists and has no subscriptions.
    If publication.LoadProperties() And Not publication.HasSubscription Then
        publication.Remove()
    Else
        ' Do something here if the publication does not exist
        ' or has subscriptions.
        Throw New ApplicationException(String.Format( _
         "The publication {0} could not be deleted. " + _
         "Ensure that the publication exists and that all " + _
         "subscriptions have been deleted.", _
         publicationName, publisherName))
    End If

    ' If no other transactional publications exists,
    ' disable publishing on the database.
    publicationDb = New ReplicationDatabase(publicationDbName, conn)
    If publicationDb.LoadProperties() Then
        If publicationDb.TransPublications.Count = 0 Then
            publicationDb.EnabledTransPublishing = False
        End If
    Else
        ' Do something here if the database does not exist.
        Throw New ApplicationException(String.Format( _
         "The database {0} does not exist on {1}.", _
         publicationDbName, publisherName))
    End If
Catch ex As Exception
    ' Implement application error handling here.
    Throw New ApplicationException(String.Format( _
     "The publication {0} could not be deleted.", _
     publicationName), ex)
Finally
    conn.Disconnect()
End Try

This example deletes a merge publication.

			// Define the Publisher, publication database, 
			// and publication names.
			string publisherName = publisherInstance;
			string publicationName = "AdvWorksSalesOrdersMerge";
			string publicationDbName = "AdventureWorks2012";

			MergePublication publication;
			ReplicationDatabase publicationDb;

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

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

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

				// Delete the publication, if it exists and has no subscriptions.
				if (publication.LoadProperties() && !publication.HasSubscription)
				{
					publication.Remove();
				}
				else
				{
					// Do something here if the publication does not exist
					// or has subscriptions.
					throw new ApplicationException(String.Format(
						"The publication {0} could not be deleted. " +
						"Ensure that the publication exists and that all " +
						"subscriptions have been deleted.",
						publicationName, publisherName));
				}

				// If no other merge publications exists,
				// disable publishing on the database.
				publicationDb = new ReplicationDatabase(publicationDbName, conn);
				if (publicationDb.LoadProperties())
				{
					if (publicationDb.MergePublications.Count == 0 && publicationDb.EnabledMergePublishing)
					{
						publicationDb.EnabledMergePublishing = false;
					}
				}
				else
				{
					// Do something here if the database does not exist.
					throw new ApplicationException(String.Format(
						"The database {0} does not exist on {1}.",
						publicationDbName, publisherName));
				}
			}
			catch (Exception ex)
			{
				// Implement application error handling here.
				throw new ApplicationException(String.Format(
					"The publication {0} could not be deleted.",
					publicationName), ex);
			}
			finally
			{
				conn.Disconnect();
			}
' Define the Publisher, publication database, 
' and publication names.
Dim publisherName As String = publisherInstance
Dim publicationName As String = "AdvWorksSalesOrdersMerge"
Dim publicationDbName As String = "AdventureWorks2012"

Dim publication As MergePublication
Dim publicationDb As ReplicationDatabase

' 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 merge publication.
    publication = New MergePublication()
    publication.ConnectionContext = conn
    publication.Name = publicationName
    publication.DatabaseName = publicationDbName

    ' Delete the publication, if it exists and has no subscriptions.
    If (publication.LoadProperties() And Not publication.HasSubscription) Then
        publication.Remove()
    Else
        ' Do something here if the publication does not exist
        ' or has subscriptions.
        Throw New ApplicationException(String.Format( _
         "The publication {0} could not be deleted. " + _
         "Ensure that the publication exists and that all " + _
         "subscriptions have been deleted.", _
         publicationName, publisherName))
    End If

    ' If no other merge publications exists,
    ' disable publishing on the database.
    publicationDb = New ReplicationDatabase(publicationDbName, conn)
    If publicationDb.LoadProperties() Then
        If publicationDb.MergePublications.Count = 0 _
        And publicationDb.EnabledMergePublishing Then
            publicationDb.EnabledMergePublishing = False
        End If
    Else
        ' Do something here if the database does not exist.
        Throw New ApplicationException(String.Format( _
         "The database {0} does not exist on {1}.", _
         publicationDbName, publisherName))
    End If
Catch ex As Exception
    ' Implement application error handling here.
    Throw New ApplicationException(String.Format( _
     "The publication {0} could not be deleted.", _
     publicationName), ex)
Finally
    conn.Disconnect()
End Try
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