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How to: Execute Scripts Before and After a Snapshot Is Applied (SQL Server Management Studio)

Specify an optional script to execute before or after the snapshot is applied on the Snapshot page of the Publication Properties - <Publication> dialog box. For more information about accessing this dialog box, see How to: View and Modify Publication and Article Properties (SQL Server Management Studio).

NoteNote

These options are not available if the Snapshot format option is set to Character.

To execute a script before or after a snapshot is applied

  1. On the Snapshot page of the Publication Properties - <Publication> dialog box:

    • To specify a script to execute before the snapshot is applied, click Browse to navigate to the script, or enter a path to the script in the Before applying the snapshot, execute this script text box.

      NoteNote

      The Distribution Agent or Merge Agent must have read permissions for the directory you specify. If pull subscriptions are used, you must specify a shared directory as a universal naming convention (UNC) path, such as \\computername\scripts\myscript.sql.

    • To specify a script to execute after the snapshot is applied, click Browse to navigate to the script, or enter a UNC path to the script in the After applying the snapshot, execute this script text box.

  2. Click OK.

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