DistributionPublisher DistributionPublisher DistributionPublisher DistributionPublisher Class

Definition

Represents information about a Publisher registered at the currently connected Distributor.

public ref class DistributionPublisher sealed : Microsoft::SqlServer::Replication::ReplicationObject
public sealed class DistributionPublisher : Microsoft.SqlServer.Replication.ReplicationObject
type DistributionPublisher = class
    inherit ReplicationObject
Public NotInheritable Class DistributionPublisher
Inherits ReplicationObject
Inheritance
DistributionPublisherDistributionPublisherDistributionPublisherDistributionPublisher

Examples

This example shows how a DistributionPublisher object is used to enable publishing.

// Set the server and database names
string distributionDbName = "distribution";
string publisherName = publisherInstance;
string publicationDbName = "AdventureWorks2012";

DistributionDatabase distributionDb;
ReplicationServer distributor;
DistributionPublisher publisher;
ReplicationDatabase publicationDb;

// Create a connection to the server using Windows Authentication.
ServerConnection conn = new ServerConnection(publisherName);

try
{
    // Connect to the server acting as the Distributor 
    // and local Publisher.
    conn.Connect();

    // Define the distribution database at the Distributor,
    // but do not create it now.
    distributionDb = new DistributionDatabase(distributionDbName, conn);
    distributionDb.MaxDistributionRetention = 96;
    distributionDb.HistoryRetention = 120;

    // Set the Distributor properties and install the Distributor.
    // This also creates the specified distribution database.
    distributor = new ReplicationServer(conn);
    distributor.InstallDistributor((string)null, distributionDb);

    // Set the Publisher properties and install the Publisher.
    publisher = new DistributionPublisher(publisherName, conn);
    publisher.DistributionDatabase = distributionDb.Name;
    publisher.WorkingDirectory = @"\\" + publisherName + @"\repldata";
    publisher.PublisherSecurity.WindowsAuthentication = true;
    publisher.Create();

    // Enable AdventureWorks2012 as a publication database.
    publicationDb = new ReplicationDatabase(publicationDbName, conn);

    publicationDb.EnabledTransPublishing = true;
    publicationDb.EnabledMergePublishing = true;
}
catch (Exception ex)
{
    // Implement appropriate error handling here.
    throw new ApplicationException("An error occured when installing distribution and publishing.", ex);
}
finally
{
    conn.Disconnect();
}
' Set the server and database names
Dim distributionDbName As String = "distribution"
Dim publisherName As String = publisherInstance
Dim publicationDbName As String = "AdventureWorks2012"

Dim distributionDb As DistributionDatabase
Dim distributor As ReplicationServer
Dim publisher As DistributionPublisher
Dim publicationDb As ReplicationDatabase

' Create a connection to the server using Windows Authentication.
Dim conn As ServerConnection = New ServerConnection(publisherName)

Try
    ' Connect to the server acting as the Distributor 
    ' and local Publisher.
    conn.Connect()

    ' Define the distribution database at the Distributor,
    ' but do not create it now.
    distributionDb = New DistributionDatabase(distributionDbName, conn)
    distributionDb.MaxDistributionRetention = 96
    distributionDb.HistoryRetention = 120

    ' Set the Distributor properties and install the Distributor.
    ' This also creates the specified distribution database.
    distributor = New ReplicationServer(conn)
    distributor.InstallDistributor((CType(Nothing, String)), distributionDb)

    ' Set the Publisher properties and install the Publisher.
    publisher = New DistributionPublisher(publisherName, conn)
    publisher.DistributionDatabase = distributionDb.Name
    publisher.WorkingDirectory = "\\" + publisherName + "\repldata"
    publisher.PublisherSecurity.WindowsAuthentication = True
    publisher.Create()

    ' Enable AdventureWorks2012 as a publication database.
    publicationDb = New ReplicationDatabase(publicationDbName, conn)

    publicationDb.EnabledTransPublishing = True
    publicationDb.EnabledMergePublishing = True

Catch ex As Exception
    ' Implement appropriate error handling here.
    Throw New ApplicationException("An error occured when installing distribution and publishing.", ex)

Finally
    conn.Disconnect()

End Try

This example shows how a DistributionPublisher object is used to disable publishing at the Distributor.

// Set the Distributor and publication database names.
// Publisher and Distributor are on the same server instance.
string publisherName = publisherInstance;
string distributorName = publisherInstance;
string distributionDbName = "distribution";
string publicationDbName = "AdventureWorks2012";

// Create connections to the Publisher and Distributor
// using Windows Authentication.
ServerConnection publisherConn = new ServerConnection(publisherName);
ServerConnection distributorConn = new ServerConnection(distributorName);

// Create the objects we need.
ReplicationServer distributor =
    new ReplicationServer(distributorConn);
DistributionPublisher publisher;
DistributionDatabase distributionDb =
    new DistributionDatabase(distributionDbName, distributorConn);
ReplicationDatabase publicationDb;
publicationDb = new ReplicationDatabase(publicationDbName, publisherConn);

try
{
    // Connect to the Publisher and Distributor.
    publisherConn.Connect();
    distributorConn.Connect();

    // Disable all publishing on the AdventureWorks2012 database.
    if (publicationDb.LoadProperties())
    {
        if (publicationDb.EnabledMergePublishing)
        {
            publicationDb.EnabledMergePublishing = false;
        }
        else if (publicationDb.EnabledTransPublishing)
        {
            publicationDb.EnabledTransPublishing = false;
        }
    }
    else
    {
        throw new ApplicationException(
            String.Format("The {0} database does not exist.", publicationDbName));
    }

    // We cannot uninstall the Publisher if there are still Subscribers.
    if (distributor.RegisteredSubscribers.Count == 0)
    {
        // Uninstall the Publisher, if it exists.
        publisher = new DistributionPublisher(publisherName, distributorConn);
        if (publisher.LoadProperties())
        {
            publisher.Remove(false);
        }
        else
        {
            // Do something here if the Publisher does not exist.
            throw new ApplicationException(String.Format(
                "{0} is not a Publisher for {1}.", publisherName, distributorName));
        }

        // Drop the distribution database.
        if (distributionDb.LoadProperties())
        {
            distributionDb.Remove();
        }
        else
        {
            // Do something here if the distribition DB does not exist.
            throw new ApplicationException(String.Format(
                "The distribution database '{0}' does not exist on {1}.",
                distributionDbName, distributorName));
        }

        // Uninstall the Distributor, if it exists.
        if (distributor.LoadProperties())
        {
            // Passing a value of false means that the Publisher 
            // and distribution databases must already be uninstalled,
            // and that no local databases be enabled for publishing.
            distributor.UninstallDistributor(false);
        }
        else
        {
            //Do something here if the distributor does not exist.
            throw new ApplicationException(String.Format(
                "The Distributor '{0}' does not exist.", distributorName));
        }
    }
    else
    {
        throw new ApplicationException("You must first delete all subscriptions.");
    }
}
catch (Exception ex)
{
    // Implement appropriate error handling here.
    throw new ApplicationException("The Publisher and Distributor could not be uninstalled", ex);
}
finally
{
    publisherConn.Disconnect();
    distributorConn.Disconnect();
}
' Set the Distributor and publication database names.
' Publisher and Distributor are on the same server instance.
Dim publisherName As String = publisherInstance
Dim distributorName As String = subscriberInstance
Dim distributionDbName As String = "distribution"
Dim publicationDbName As String = "AdventureWorks2012"

' Create connections to the Publisher and Distributor
' using Windows Authentication.
Dim publisherConn As ServerConnection = New ServerConnection(publisherName)
Dim distributorConn As ServerConnection = New ServerConnection(distributorName)

' Create the objects we need.
Dim distributor As ReplicationServer
distributor = New ReplicationServer(distributorConn)
Dim publisher As DistributionPublisher
Dim distributionDb As DistributionDatabase
distributionDb = New DistributionDatabase(distributionDbName, distributorConn)
Dim publicationDb As ReplicationDatabase
publicationDb = New ReplicationDatabase(publicationDbName, publisherConn)

Try
    ' Connect to the Publisher and Distributor.
    publisherConn.Connect()
    distributorConn.Connect()

    ' Disable all publishing on the AdventureWorks2012 database.
    If publicationDb.LoadProperties() Then
        If publicationDb.EnabledMergePublishing Then
            publicationDb.EnabledMergePublishing = False
        ElseIf publicationDb.EnabledTransPublishing Then
            publicationDb.EnabledTransPublishing = False
        End If
    Else
        Throw New ApplicationException( _
            String.Format("The {0} database does not exist.", publicationDbName))
    End If

    ' We cannot uninstall the Publisher if there are still Subscribers.
    If distributor.RegisteredSubscribers.Count = 0 Then
        ' Uninstall the Publisher, if it exists.
        publisher = New DistributionPublisher(publisherName, distributorConn)
        If publisher.LoadProperties() Then
            publisher.Remove(False)
        Else
            ' Do something here if the Publisher does not exist.
            Throw New ApplicationException(String.Format( _
                "{0} is not a Publisher for {1}.", publisherName, distributorName))
        End If

        ' Drop the distribution database.
        If distributionDb.LoadProperties() Then
            distributionDb.Remove()
        Else
            ' Do something here if the distribition DB does not exist.
            Throw New ApplicationException(String.Format( _
             "The distribution database '{0}' does not exist on {1}.", _
             distributionDbName, distributorName))
        End If

        ' Uninstall the Distributor, if it exists.
        If distributor.LoadProperties() Then
            ' Passing a value of false means that the Publisher 
            ' and distribution databases must already be uninstalled,
            ' and that no local databases be enabled for publishing.
            distributor.UninstallDistributor(False)
        Else
            'Do something here if the distributor does not exist.
            Throw New ApplicationException(String.Format( _
                "The Distributor '{0}' does not exist.", distributorName))
        End If
    Else
        Throw New ApplicationException("You must first delete all subscriptions.")
    End If

Catch ex As Exception
    ' Implement appropriate error handling here.
    Throw New ApplicationException("The Publisher and Distributor could not be uninstalled", ex)

Finally
    publisherConn.Disconnect()
    distributorConn.Disconnect()

End Try

Remarks

The DistributionPublisher class requires a connection to the Distributor that is used by the Publisher.

Thread Safety

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

Constructors

DistributionPublisher() DistributionPublisher() DistributionPublisher() DistributionPublisher()

Creates a new instance of the DistributionPublisher class.

DistributionPublisher(String, ServerConnection) DistributionPublisher(String, ServerConnection) DistributionPublisher(String, ServerConnection) DistributionPublisher(String, ServerConnection)

Creates a new instance of the DistributionPublisher class with the Publisher name and with a connection to the Distributor used by the Publisher.

Properties

CachePropertyChanges CachePropertyChanges CachePropertyChanges CachePropertyChanges

Gets or sets whether to cache changes made to the replication properties or to apply them immediately.

(Inherited from ReplicationObject)
ConnectionContext ConnectionContext ConnectionContext ConnectionContext

Gets or sets the connection to an instance of Microsoft SQL Server.

(Inherited from ReplicationObject)
DistributionDatabase DistributionDatabase DistributionDatabase DistributionDatabase

Gets or sets the name of the distribution database used by the Publisher.

DistributionPublications DistributionPublications DistributionPublications DistributionPublications

Gets the publications that exist at the Publisher.

HeterogeneousLogReaderAgentExists HeterogeneousLogReaderAgentExists HeterogeneousLogReaderAgentExists HeterogeneousLogReaderAgentExists

Gets a value that indicates whether the Log Reader Agent job exists for the non-SQL Server Publisher.

HeterogeneousLogReaderAgentProcessSecurity HeterogeneousLogReaderAgentProcessSecurity HeterogeneousLogReaderAgentProcessSecurity HeterogeneousLogReaderAgentProcessSecurity

Gets the security context used by the Log Reader agent for a non-SQL Server Publisher.

IsExistingObject IsExistingObject IsExistingObject IsExistingObject

Gets whether the object exists on the server or not.

(Inherited from ReplicationObject)
Name Name Name Name

Gets or sets the name of the Publisher instance of Microsoft SQL Server.

PublisherSecurity PublisherSecurity PublisherSecurity PublisherSecurity

Gets the security context used by replication agent when connecting to the Publisher.

PublisherType PublisherType PublisherType PublisherType

Gets or sets the Publisher type.

RegisteredSubscribers RegisteredSubscribers RegisteredSubscribers RegisteredSubscribers

Gets the Subscribers that are subscribed to publications at the Publisher.

SqlServerName SqlServerName SqlServerName SqlServerName

Gets the name of the Microsoft SQL Server instance to which this object is connected.

(Inherited from ReplicationObject)
Status Status Status Status

Gets the Publisher status.

ThirdParty ThirdParty ThirdParty ThirdParty

Gets or sets a value that indicates whether the Publisher is a non-SQL Server Publisher.

TransPublications TransPublications TransPublications TransPublications

Gets the transactional publications at the Publisher.

TrustedDistributorConnection TrustedDistributorConnection TrustedDistributorConnection TrustedDistributorConnection

Gets or sets a value that indicates whether the distributor connection is trusted.

UserData UserData UserData UserData

Gets or sets an object property that allows users to attach their own data to the object.

(Inherited from ReplicationObject)
WorkingDirectory WorkingDirectory WorkingDirectory WorkingDirectory

Gets or sets the name of the working directory used to store data and schema files for the publication.

Methods

CheckValidCreation() CheckValidCreation() CheckValidCreation() CheckValidCreation()

Checks the valid replication creation.

(Inherited from ReplicationObject)
CheckValidDefinition(Boolean) CheckValidDefinition(Boolean) CheckValidDefinition(Boolean) CheckValidDefinition(Boolean)

Indicates whether the definition is valid.

(Inherited from ReplicationObject)
CommitPropertyChanges() CommitPropertyChanges() CommitPropertyChanges() CommitPropertyChanges()

Sends all the cached property change statements to the instance of Microsoft SQL Server.

(Inherited from ReplicationObject)
Create() Create() Create() Create()

Registers the Publisher with the specified properties at the Distributor.

CreateHeterogeneousLogReaderAgent() CreateHeterogeneousLogReaderAgent() CreateHeterogeneousLogReaderAgent() CreateHeterogeneousLogReaderAgent()

Creates a Log Reader Agent job for a non-SQL Server Publisher.

Decouple() Decouple() Decouple() Decouple()

Decouples the referenced replication object from the server.

(Inherited from ReplicationObject)
EnumDistributionPublications() EnumDistributionPublications() EnumDistributionPublications() EnumDistributionPublications()

Returns information stored at the Distributor about publications at this Publisher.

EnumRegisteredSubscribers() EnumRegisteredSubscribers() EnumRegisteredSubscribers() EnumRegisteredSubscribers()

Returns information stored at the Distributor about Subscribers to publications at this Publisher.

EnumTransPublications() EnumTransPublications() EnumTransPublications() EnumTransPublications()

Returns information at the Distributor about transactional publications at this Publisher.

GetChangeCommand(StringBuilder, String, String) GetChangeCommand(StringBuilder, String, String) GetChangeCommand(StringBuilder, String, String) GetChangeCommand(StringBuilder, String, String)

Returns the change command from the replication.

(Inherited from ReplicationObject)
GetCreateCommand(StringBuilder, Boolean, ScriptOptions) GetCreateCommand(StringBuilder, Boolean, ScriptOptions) GetCreateCommand(StringBuilder, Boolean, ScriptOptions) GetCreateCommand(StringBuilder, Boolean, ScriptOptions)

Returns the create command from the replication.

(Inherited from ReplicationObject)
GetDropCommand(StringBuilder, Boolean) GetDropCommand(StringBuilder, Boolean) GetDropCommand(StringBuilder, Boolean) GetDropCommand(StringBuilder, Boolean)

Returns the drop command from the replication.

(Inherited from ReplicationObject)
InternalRefresh(Boolean) InternalRefresh(Boolean) InternalRefresh(Boolean) InternalRefresh(Boolean)

Initiates an internal refresh from the replication.

(Inherited from ReplicationObject)
Load() Load() Load() Load()

Loads the properties of an existing object from the server.

(Inherited from ReplicationObject)
LoadProperties() LoadProperties() LoadProperties() LoadProperties()

Loads the properties of an existing object from the server.

(Inherited from ReplicationObject)
Refresh() Refresh() Refresh() Refresh()

Reloads the properties of the object.

(Inherited from ReplicationObject)
Remove(Boolean) Remove(Boolean) Remove(Boolean) Remove(Boolean)

Removes the registration for this Publisher from the currently connected Distributor.

Script(ScriptOptions) Script(ScriptOptions) Script(ScriptOptions) Script(ScriptOptions)

Generates a Transact-SQL script that can be used to install or uninstall the Publisher.

Applies to

See also