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Replication supports creating push subscriptions to snapshot and transactional publications for Oracle and IBM DB2 Subscribers.
Select an Oracle Subscriber or IBM DB2 Subscriber. For more information about support for these Subscribers, see Non-SQL Server Subscribers.
Data source name
The name used to locate the database on a network. Replication produces a connection string for the database using the data source name, combined with the login, password, and any connection options you specify in the Distribution Agent Security page in this wizard.
The data source name and connection string are not validated by Microsoft SQL Server until the Distribution Agent attempts to initialize the subscription.