Publication.HasSubscription Property

Definition

Gets whether the publication has one or more subscriptions.

public:
 property bool HasSubscription { bool get(); };
public bool HasSubscription { get; }
member this.HasSubscription : bool
Public ReadOnly Property HasSubscription As Boolean

Property Value

Boolean

A Boolean value. If true, the publication has at least one existing subscription, and if false, the publication has no subscriptions.

Examples

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

TransPublication publication;
ReplicationDatabase publicationDb;

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

try
{
    conn.Connect();

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

    // Delete the publication, if it exists and has no subscriptions.
    if (publication.LoadProperties() && !publication.HasSubscription)
    {
        publication.Remove();
    }
    else
    {
        // Do something here if the publication does not exist
        // or has subscriptions.
        throw new ApplicationException(String.Format(
            "The publication {0} could not be deleted. " +
            "Ensure that the publication exists and that all " +
            "subscriptions have been deleted.",
            publicationName, publisherName));
    }

    // If no other transactional publications exists,
    // disable publishing on the database.
    publicationDb = new ReplicationDatabase(publicationDbName, conn);
    if (publicationDb.LoadProperties())
    {
        if (publicationDb.TransPublications.Count == 0)
        {
            publicationDb.EnabledTransPublishing = false;
        }
    }
    else
    {
        // Do something here if the database does not exist.
        throw new ApplicationException(String.Format(
            "The database {0} does not exist on {1}.",
            publicationDbName, publisherName));
    }
}
catch (Exception ex)
{
    // Implement application error handling here.
    throw new ApplicationException(String.Format(
        "The publication {0} could not be deleted.",
        publicationName), ex);
}
finally
{
    conn.Disconnect();
}
' Define the Publisher, publication database, 
' and publication names.
Dim publisherName As String = publisherInstance
Dim publicationName As String = "AdvWorksProductTran"
Dim publicationDbName As String = "AdventureWorks2012"

Dim publication As TransPublication
Dim publicationDb As ReplicationDatabase

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

Try
    conn.Connect()

    ' Set the required properties for the transactional publication.
    publication = New TransPublication()
    publication.ConnectionContext = conn
    publication.Name = publicationName
    publication.DatabaseName = publicationDbName

    ' Delete the publication, if it exists and has no subscriptions.
    If publication.LoadProperties() And Not publication.HasSubscription Then
        publication.Remove()
    Else
        ' Do something here if the publication does not exist
        ' or has subscriptions.
        Throw New ApplicationException(String.Format( _
         "The publication {0} could not be deleted. " + _
         "Ensure that the publication exists and that all " + _
         "subscriptions have been deleted.", _
         publicationName, publisherName))
    End If

    ' If no other transactional publications exists,
    ' disable publishing on the database.
    publicationDb = New ReplicationDatabase(publicationDbName, conn)
    If publicationDb.LoadProperties() Then
        If publicationDb.TransPublications.Count = 0 Then
            publicationDb.EnabledTransPublishing = False
        End If
    Else
        ' Do something here if the database does not exist.
        Throw New ApplicationException(String.Format( _
         "The database {0} does not exist on {1}.", _
         publicationDbName, publisherName))
    End If
Catch ex As Exception
    ' Implement application error handling here.
    Throw New ApplicationException(String.Format( _
     "The publication {0} could not be deleted.", _
     publicationName), ex)
Finally
    conn.Disconnect()
End Try

Remarks

The HasSubscription property can only be retrieved by members of the db_owner and replmonitor fixed database role on the publication database.

Applies to