MergeSubscription Class

Represents a subscription to a merge publication registered at the Publisher.

Namespace: Microsoft.SqlServer.Replication
Assembly: Microsoft.SqlServer.Rmo (in microsoft.sqlserver.rmo.dll)

public sealed class MergeSubscription : Subscription
public final class MergeSubscription extends Subscription
public final class MergeSubscription extends Subscription

The MergeSubscription class is used with both pull and push subscriptions to a merge publication.

When configuring a Publisher with a remote Distributor, the values supplied for all parameters, including SynchronizationAgentProcessSecurity, are sent to the Distributor as plain text. You should encrypt the connection between the Publisher and its remote Distributor before calling the Create method. For more information, see Encrypting Connections to SQL Server.

This namespace, class, or member is supported only in version 2.0 of the Microsoft .NET Framework.

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

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

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

    // Connect to the Publisher.

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

    if (publication.IsExistingObject)
        if ((publication.Attributes & PublicationAttributes.AllowPush) == 0)
            publication.Attributes |= PublicationAttributes.AllowPush;

        // Define the push subscription.
        subscription = new MergeSubscription();
        subscription.ConnectionContext = conn;
        subscription.SubscriberName = subscriberName;
        subscription.PublicationName = publicationName;
        subscription.DatabaseName = publicationDbName;
        subscription.SubscriptionDBName = subscriptionDbName;
        subscription.HostName = hostname;

        // Set a schedule to synchronize the subscription every 2 hours
        // during weekdays from 6am to 10pm.
        subscription.AgentSchedule.FrequencyType = ScheduleFrequencyType.Weekly;
        subscription.AgentSchedule.FrequencyInterval = Convert.ToInt32(0x003E);
        subscription.AgentSchedule.FrequencyRecurrenceFactor = 1;
        subscription.AgentSchedule.FrequencySubDay = ScheduleFrequencySubDay.Hour;
        subscription.AgentSchedule.FrequencySubDayInterval = 2;
        subscription.AgentSchedule.ActiveStartDate = 20051108;
        subscription.AgentSchedule.ActiveEndDate = 20071231;
        subscription.AgentSchedule.ActiveStartTime = 060000;
        subscription.AgentSchedule.ActiveEndTime = 100000;

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

        // Create the push subscription.
        // 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);

Any public static (Shared in Microsoft Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Development Platforms

For a list of the supported platforms, see Hardware and Software Requirements for Installing SQL Server 2005.

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