ValidationMethod Enumeration


Enumerates methods supported for rowcount validation of transactional publications.

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

public enum ValidationMethod

Member nameDescription

Attempts a fast rowcount, but performs a full rowcount if the fast method shows any differences.


Performs a fast rowcount validation using the sys.sysindexes system table.


Performs a full rowcount using the COUNT function.

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

// Define the server, database, and publication names
string publisherName = publisherInstance;
string publicationName = "AdvWorksProductTran";
string publicationDbName = "AdventureWorks2012";

TransPublication publication;

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

	// Connect to the Publisher.

	// Set the required properties for the publication.
	publication = new TransPublication();
	publication.ConnectionContext = conn;
	publication.Name = publicationName;
	publication.DatabaseName = publicationDbName;

	// If we can't get the properties for this publication, 
	// throw an application exception.
	if (publication.LoadProperties())
		// Initiate validataion for all subscriptions to this publication.
			ValidationMethod.ConditionalFast, false);

		// If not already running, start the Distribution Agent at each 
		// Subscriber to synchronize and validate the subscriptions.
		throw new ApplicationException(String.Format(
			"Settings could not be retrieved for the publication. " +
			"Ensure that the publication {0} exists on {1}.",
			publicationName, publisherName));
catch (Exception ex)
	// Do error handling here.
	throw new ApplicationException(
		"Subscription validation could not be initiated.", ex);
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