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 PostSnapshotScript property specifies the complete path and file name of a Transact-SQL script that runs after an initial snapshot is applied to a Subscriber.
Running Transact-SQL scripts after an initial snapshot is applied can be used to:
Set up reporting environments that depend on stored procedures.
Create custom views.
Create user-defined functions.
If PostSnapshotScript is set, the script automatically runs when a subscription is reinitialized. Therefore, the script must be written so that its statements are repeatable.
If an application sets PostSnapshotScript after the initial snapshot has been created, a new snapshot must be generated. Snapshots are applied when the next scheduled snapshot agent runs.
You can also run Transact-SQL scripts during a replication operation using the ReplicateUserDefinedScript method.
If an application calls PostSnapshotScript on an instance of SQL Server version 7.0, the constant, SQLDMO_E_SQL80ONLY, and the message "This property or method requires Microsoft SQL Server 2000 or later" are returned.