This feature will be removed in a future version of Microsoft SQL Server. Avoid using this feature in new development work, and plan to modify applications that currently use this feature.
The MergePublication2 object represents a merge publication. A publication contains one or more articles (tables) that contain the replicated data. The MergePublication2 object extends the functionality of the MergePublication object.
The MergePublication2 object extends the functionality of the MergePublication object for use with features that were introduced in Microsoft SQL Server 2000. It also inherits the properties and methods of the MergePublication object. With the MergePublication2 object, you can:
Configure and manage alternate Publishers.
Perform data validation operations on a Publisher and its Subscribers.
The methods and properties of the MergePublication2 object may not be compatible with instances of SQL Server version 7.0 or earlier. For information about using the MergePublication2 object in an application that also runs with an instance of SQL Server 7.0, refer to the Remarks section for specific methods and properties. For more information, see Programming Extended SQL-DMO Objects.