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PullSubscription.CreateSyncAgentByDefault Property

Gets or sets whether or not the agent job used to start the Replication Agent to synchronize the subscription is created when the subscription is created.

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

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if synchronization is created; otherwise, false.

CreateSyncAgentByDefault defaults to false.

Specify a value of true for CreateSyncAgentByDefault when you need to schedule synchronization, or when you need to synchronize the subscription from SQL Server Management Studio. Specify a value of false if the Replication Agent will always be started programmatically without using SQL Server Agent.

When you specify a value of false for CreateSyncAgentByDefault, the MergeSynchronizationAgent or TransSynchronizationAgent objects obtained from the SynchronizationAgent or SynchronizationAgent properties will not have enough information to successfully synchronize the subscription. For more information, see NIB Synchronize a Pull Subscription (RMO Programming).

Specifying a value of false for CreateSyncAgentByDefault and calling Create is equivalent to executing sp_addpullsubscription (Transact-SQL) without executing sp_addpullsubscription_agent (Transact-SQL) or executing sp_addmergepullsubscription (Transact-SQL) without executing sp_addmergepullsubscription_agent (Transact-SQL).

This example creates a pull subscription to a merge publication, along with the agent job to synchronize the subscription and related metadata.

			// Define the Publisher, publication, and databases.
			string publicationName = "AdvWorksSalesOrdersMerge";
			string publisherName = publisherInstance;
			string subscriberName = subscriberInstance;
			string subscriptionDbName = "AdventureWorks2012Replica";
			string publicationDbName = "AdventureWorks2012";
			string hostname = @"adventure-works\garrett1";

			//Create connections to the Publisher and Subscriber.
			ServerConnection subscriberConn = new ServerConnection(subscriberName);
			ServerConnection publisherConn = new ServerConnection(publisherName);

			// Create the objects that we need.
			MergePublication publication;
			MergePullSubscription subscription;

			try
			{
				// Connect to the Subscriber.
				subscriberConn.Connect();

				// Ensure that the publication exists and that 
				// it supports pull subscriptions.
				publication = new MergePublication();
				publication.Name = publicationName;
				publication.DatabaseName = publicationDbName;
				publication.ConnectionContext = publisherConn;

				if (publication.LoadProperties())
				{
					if ((publication.Attributes & PublicationAttributes.AllowPull) == 0)
					{
						publication.Attributes |= PublicationAttributes.AllowPull;
					}

					// Define the pull subscription.
					subscription = new MergePullSubscription();
					subscription.ConnectionContext = subscriberConn;
					subscription.PublisherName = publisherName;
					subscription.PublicationName = publicationName;
					subscription.PublicationDBName = publicationDbName;
					subscription.DatabaseName = subscriptionDbName;
					subscription.HostName = hostname;

					// Specify the Windows login credentials for the Merge Agent job.
					subscription.SynchronizationAgentProcessSecurity.Login = winLogin;
					subscription.SynchronizationAgentProcessSecurity.Password = winPassword;

					// Make sure that the agent job for the subscription is created.
					subscription.CreateSyncAgentByDefault = true;

					// Create the pull subscription at the Subscriber.
					subscription.Create();

					Boolean registered = false;

					// Verify that the subscription is not already registered.
					foreach (MergeSubscription existing
						in publication.EnumSubscriptions())
					{
						if (existing.SubscriberName == subscriberName
							&& existing.SubscriptionDBName == subscriptionDbName
							&& existing.SubscriptionType == SubscriptionOption.Pull)
						{
							registered = true;
						}
					}
					if (!registered)
					{
						// Register the local subscription with the Publisher.
						publication.MakePullSubscriptionWellKnown(
							subscriberName, subscriptionDbName,
							SubscriptionSyncType.Automatic,
							MergeSubscriberType.Local, 0);
					}
				}
				else
				{
					// Do something here if the publication does not exist.
					throw new ApplicationException(String.Format(
						"The publication '{0}' does not exist on {1}.",
						publicationName, publisherName));
				}
			}
			catch (Exception ex)
			{
				// Implement the appropriate error handling here.
				throw new ApplicationException(String.Format(
					"The subscription to {0} could not be created.", publicationName), ex);
			}
			finally
			{
				subscriberConn.Disconnect();
				publisherConn.Disconnect();
			}
' Define the Publisher, publication, and databases.
Dim publicationName As String = "AdvWorksSalesOrdersMerge"
Dim publisherName As String = publisherInstance
Dim subscriberName As String = subscriberInstance
Dim subscriptionDbName As String = "AdventureWorks2012Replica"
Dim publicationDbName As String = "AdventureWorks2012"
Dim hostname As String = "adventure-works\garrett1"

'Create connections to the Publisher and Subscriber.
Dim subscriberConn As ServerConnection = New ServerConnection(subscriberName)
Dim publisherConn As ServerConnection = New ServerConnection(publisherName)

' Create the objects that we need.
Dim publication As MergePublication
Dim subscription As MergePullSubscription

Try
    ' Connect to the Subscriber.
    subscriberConn.Connect()

    ' Ensure that the publication exists and that 
    ' it supports pull subscriptions.
    publication = New MergePublication()
    publication.Name = publicationName
    publication.DatabaseName = publicationDbName
    publication.ConnectionContext = publisherConn

    If publication.LoadProperties() Then
        If (publication.Attributes And PublicationAttributes.AllowPull) = 0 Then
            publication.Attributes = publication.Attributes _
            Or PublicationAttributes.AllowPull
        End If

        ' Define the pull subscription.
        subscription = New MergePullSubscription()
        subscription.ConnectionContext = subscriberConn
        subscription.PublisherName = publisherName
        subscription.PublicationName = publicationName
        subscription.PublicationDBName = publicationDbName
        subscription.DatabaseName = subscriptionDbName
        subscription.HostName = hostname

        ' Specify the Windows login credentials for the Merge Agent job.
        subscription.SynchronizationAgentProcessSecurity.Login = winLogin
        subscription.SynchronizationAgentProcessSecurity.Password = winPassword

        ' Make sure that the agent job for the subscription is created.
        subscription.CreateSyncAgentByDefault = True

        ' Create the pull subscription at the Subscriber.
        subscription.Create()

        Dim registered As Boolean = False

        ' Verify that the subscription is not already registered.
        For Each existing As MergeSubscription In _
        publication.EnumSubscriptions()
            If existing.SubscriberName = subscriberName Then
                registered = True
            End If
        Next
        If Not registered Then
            ' Register the local subscription with the Publisher.
            publication.MakePullSubscriptionWellKnown( _
             subscriberName, subscriptionDbName, _
             SubscriptionSyncType.Automatic, _
             MergeSubscriberType.Local, 0)
        End If
    Else
        ' Do something here if the publication does not exist.
        Throw New ApplicationException(String.Format( _
         "The publication '{0}' does not exist on {1}.", _
         publicationName, publisherName))
    End If
Catch ex As Exception
    ' Implement the appropriate error handling here.
    Throw New ApplicationException(String.Format( _
        "The subscription to {0} could not be created.", publicationName), ex)
Finally
    subscriberConn.Disconnect()
    publisherConn.Disconnect()
End Try

This example creates a pull subscription to a merge publication, but the agent job to synchronize the subscription and related metadata are not created.

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

			//Create connections to the Publisher and Subscriber.
			ServerConnection subscriberConn = new ServerConnection(subscriberName);
			ServerConnection publisherConn = new ServerConnection(publisherName);

			// Create the objects that we need.
			MergePublication publication;
			MergePullSubscription subscription;

			try
			{
				// Connect to the Subscriber.
				subscriberConn.Connect();

				// Ensure that the publication exists and that 
				// it supports pull subscriptions.
				publication = new MergePublication();
				publication.Name = publicationName;
				publication.DatabaseName = publicationDbName;
				publication.ConnectionContext = publisherConn;

				if (publication.LoadProperties())
				{
					if ((publication.Attributes & PublicationAttributes.AllowPull) == 0)
					{
						publication.Attributes |= PublicationAttributes.AllowPull;
					}

					// Define the pull subscription.
					subscription = new MergePullSubscription();
					subscription.ConnectionContext = subscriberConn;
					subscription.PublisherName = publisherName;
					subscription.PublicationName = publicationName;
					subscription.PublicationDBName = publicationDbName;
					subscription.DatabaseName = subscriptionDbName;

					// Specify that an agent job not be created for this subscription. The
					// subscription can only be synchronized by running the Merge Agent directly.
					// Subscripition metadata stored in MSsubscription_properties will not
					// be available and must be specified at run time.
					subscription.CreateSyncAgentByDefault = false;

					// Create the pull subscription at the Subscriber.
					subscription.Create();

					Boolean registered = false;

					// Verify that the subscription is not already registered.
					foreach (MergeSubscription existing
						in publication.EnumSubscriptions())
					{
						if (existing.SubscriberName == subscriberName
							&& existing.SubscriptionDBName == subscriptionDbName
							&& existing.SubscriptionType == SubscriptionOption.Pull)
						{
							registered = true;
						}
					}
					if (!registered)
					{
						// Register the local subscription with the Publisher.
						publication.MakePullSubscriptionWellKnown(
							subscriberName, subscriptionDbName,
							SubscriptionSyncType.Automatic,
							MergeSubscriberType.Local, 0);
					}
				}
				else
				{
					// Do something here if the publication does not exist.
					throw new ApplicationException(String.Format(
						"The publication '{0}' does not exist on {1}.",
						publicationName, publisherName));
				}
			}
			catch (Exception ex)
			{
				// Implement the appropriate error handling here.
				throw new ApplicationException(String.Format(
					"The subscription to {0} could not be created.", publicationName), ex);
			}
			finally
			{
				subscriberConn.Disconnect();
				publisherConn.Disconnect();
			}
' Define the Publisher, publication, and databases.
Dim publicationName As String = "AdvWorksSalesOrdersMerge"
Dim publisherName As String = publisherInstance
Dim subscriberName As String = subscriberInstance
Dim subscriptionDbName As String = "AdventureWorks2012Replica"
Dim publicationDbName As String = "AdventureWorks2012"

'Create connections to the Publisher and Subscriber.
Dim subscriberConn As ServerConnection = New ServerConnection(subscriberName)
Dim publisherConn As ServerConnection = New ServerConnection(publisherName)

' Create the objects that we need.
Dim publication As MergePublication
Dim subscription As MergePullSubscription

Try
    ' Connect to the Subscriber.
    subscriberConn.Connect()

    ' Ensure that the publication exists and that 
    ' it supports pull subscriptions.
    publication = New MergePublication()
    publication.Name = publicationName
    publication.DatabaseName = publicationDbName
    publication.ConnectionContext = publisherConn

    If publication.LoadProperties() Then
        If (publication.Attributes And PublicationAttributes.AllowPull) = 0 Then
            publication.Attributes = publication.Attributes _
            Or PublicationAttributes.AllowPull
        End If

        ' Define the pull subscription.
        subscription = New MergePullSubscription()
        subscription.ConnectionContext = subscriberConn
        subscription.PublisherName = publisherName
        subscription.PublicationName = publicationName
        subscription.PublicationDBName = publicationDbName
        subscription.DatabaseName = subscriptionDbName

        ' Specify that an agent job not be created for this subscription. The
        ' subscription can only be synchronized by running the Merge Agent directly.
        ' Subscripition metadata stored in MSsubscription_properties will not
        ' be available and must be specified at run time.
        subscription.CreateSyncAgentByDefault = False

        ' Create the pull subscription at the Subscriber.
        subscription.Create()

        Dim registered As Boolean = False

        ' Verify that the subscription is not already registered.
        For Each existing As MergeSubscription In _
        publication.EnumSubscriptions()
            If existing.SubscriberName = subscriberName Then
                registered = True
            End If
        Next
        If Not registered Then
            ' Register the local subscription with the Publisher.
            publication.MakePullSubscriptionWellKnown( _
             subscriberName, subscriptionDbName, _
             SubscriptionSyncType.Automatic, _
             MergeSubscriberType.Local, 0)
        End If
    Else
        ' Do something here if the publication does not exist.
        Throw New ApplicationException(String.Format( _
         "The publication '{0}' does not exist on {1}.", _
         publicationName, publisherName))
    End If
Catch ex As Exception
    ' Implement the appropriate error handling here.
    Throw New ApplicationException(String.Format( _
     "The subscription to {0} could not be created.", publicationName), ex)
Finally
    subscriberConn.Disconnect()
    publisherConn.Disconnect()
End Try
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