.NET Tutorials, Forums, Interview Questions And Answers
Welcome :Guest
Sign In
Win Surprise Gifts!!!

Top 5 Contributors of the Month
david stephan
Gaurav Pal
Post New Web Links

Transactional Replication Identity column difference in SQL 2008

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 21, 2010    Points: 0   Category :Sql Server

Hello All,

I have a Pull Transactional Replication in SQL 2000.

To enable the copying of Identity columns, my subscriber Insert stored procs are modified to mark


In the end, I set it to Off.

The environment is stable for 2 years. Now we are upgrading to SQL 2008.

Do I still need to do the above step?

I have noticed that SQL 20088 is even updating Subscriber table for schema changes also.

I am not sure if MS took care of that issue in SQL 2008.

Please let me know your inputs.



View Complete Post

More Related Resource Links

transactional replication with identity column


Dear friends,

I have a transactional replication between A and B where A replicates its data into B . the schema of A and B are EXACTLY same. I have a table "t" in both databases which has an IDENTITY column with name "c" and it is set to be NOT FOR REPLICATION in both databases. Indeed I have "A.t.c " and "B.t.c " columns. Also I should mentioned that I never do any changes in B.t table. It should just get the last data from A.t (but because of some reasons I need to have a same schema).

I do the following steps :

1- Add a new row to A.t . (and see the added row in B.t after a few seconds either )

2- update this added row's c2 column (not the c which is  the identity and PK column)

3- an exception I receive in Replication Monitor which says I cannot update the B.t.c column because it is an Identity column!!!... (I checked the related MS's related update stored procedure)...

the question is why it wants to update the Identity column which is not needed indeed!?

Dropping a column in publication without affecting transactional replication

I have set up Transactional Replication ONLY from database A  in server 1 (Publisher) to Database B in server 2 (Subscriber). I didnt set up snapshot replication but the database B was restored after taking backup of database A. Replication is fine now. But, I need to drop one column which is a primary key in one table(foreign key in another table :)) in Publisher without causing any issues to the replication. BTW, I am using SQL SERVER 2008 R2. Can someone please tell me how to do this?

Setting Publisher as distributor also in Transactional replication from SQL 2008 to SQL 2008


Can some one please tell how will the performance of the Publisher be affected if I use the same server as the distributor ? How can i get the best performance from Publisher in case i use this as distributor as well ?


any ideas or links  would be appreciated 




SQL Server 2008 Cluster Settings for Transactional Replication


Is there anything I need to take care on a SQL Server 2008 Active/Active cluster (Publisher) Before setting transactional replication to non cluster enviornment(Subscriber)?


Partition set up in transactional replication SQL Server 2008

Currently The partition strategy with switching works fine on a non replication enviornment.But I know there any few steps that needed to be considered before setting transaction replication.
I know we have to set 'allow_partition_switch' and replicate_partition_switch to true on the publication.
Inspite of setting them my replication fails while doing partition slide saying 'The <archived table> is not found'.
Any help is appreciated

Transactional replication - SQL SERVER 2008 R2



We are planning to upgrade my DEV,QA and Production environments from SQLSERVER 2000 to SQL SERVER 2008 R2. And planning to implement the Transactional Replication in SQL SERVER 2008 for Production environment.

We have frequent releases to Production like monthly once. In those rleases we might be modifying the articles  (TABLE, VIEWS,SP,FUNCTIONS and TRIGGERS). Could you please let us know the best way to implement the Transactional REPLICATION and pre-requisites for this process.

We had faced some problems in SL SERVER 2000 for Transaction Replication. When ever we are using any ALTER TABLE scripts in this replication.The replication has broken.

Could you please provide the best practices if you have?

Thanks in advance




Changing the column width in Transactional Replication

I changed  the column width on the publisher and all of sudden my replication failed saying unable to insert identity value.And finally I had to remove the article from the publisher.
How can I increase the column width of table without any impact  thats published as article in Transactional Replication?

After Merge Replication Identity column was not generated Properly


HI All,


    I has been implemented Merge replication in sql server 2008, in that some tables Id locums are add 2000 and 20000 no add automatically incremented, why it was happens how to resolved this issues? if i want to get continues number what will it do, please help me in this ..... this is very urgent for me.




MSSQL Transactional Replication (Identity Seed)



Im doing a migration from server A to server B.

I used transactional replication. Everything replicated nicely, however, the primary key constraint. Identity had auto resetted to 1. (which is not correct).

The table was created as "NOT FOR REPLICATION" <-- is this the main cause? I cant do anything to the database, as i'm not the application owner.


    [abrev] [varchar](50) NOT NULL,
    [converted] [varchar](50) NOT NULL,
    [longtext] [varchar](50) NULL,
    [texttype] [varchar](50) NOT NULL,
    [abrev_id] [int] IDENTITY(1,1) NOT FOR REPLICATION NOT NULL,
    [abrev_id] ASC

now, how do i save the situation? should i mirror the table structure, then do a replication for data?

please advise.

thanks Shawn

Dual values in Column chart Y axis in SSRS 2008

Hi,  Any one pls tell me how to show dual values in Column chart Y axis. Example: Im showing Total Number of clients in the Y axis of column chart My Requirement is In that Y axis column chart also  i want to show differently of Inactive clients from total number of clients. how to do this pls help me. Thanks in advance. TotalnumberOf clients :  1000 InActive Clients : 200 among TotalnumberofClients      

Line Divider i n Column chart in SSRS 2008

Hi,  Any one pls tel me how to do the single line divider in Column chart in SSRS 2008 example: --------- |               | |     20      | ---------- |       100 | |               | -------------------------------   i want to show the above example. Thanks in advance Regards, Abdul2010

Transactional replication: Updates to one of my columns (sometimes) does not get replicated from the

hi, This is my scenario: I have a varchar(max) column on a table that is replicated to other servers. I have a stored procedure that does and update to this column and other columns on the table. This is done inside a transaction that also includes other updates. When I call the stored procedure, this one varchar(max) column's value is not replicated. When I just run the single update statement on its own, the value is replicated. Anyone know something about this? Thanks!    

transactional replication and sp_MSupd tables

Hi thre, My target server keeps running sp_MSupd sp for different values in profiler and synch status shows "delivering replication commands" I keep waiting but this never ends. and ultimately we run a snapshot and it can't be applied. So recreate the whole replication again. It runs fine for a while but again, the sp_MSupd sp starts running on the target server and the replication goes down again. I don't know how to fix this. any advices?   Regards

transactional replication falling behind. millions of transactions in sp_brosereplcmds

Hi, Hi All, we have transactional replication set up with all the agents running at source database. The synchronization status is stuck at "delivering replication transactions". The replication latency in replication monitor says excellent. when I check sp_browsereplcmds. it ever ends. It has over more than millions of rows of output. We were having trouble with this replciation recently because at the source db. they run a large batch. So we decided to schedule snapshot agent to run exactly after that batch but the snapshot doesn't seem to helping out with the latency. what should be done to resolve the issue. Please help. thanks.

SQL 2008 geography type replication

Hi, I am attempting to get merge replication going between two SQL 2008 servers.  So far, everything has gone off without a hitch with one exception.  We use spatial data on a daily basis in my organization, so we implemented the geography data type.  This data type seems to be causing all of our replication issues.  I can easily create publications and subscriptions for each article in the entire database except the geography field. The error is as follows: "The Merge Agent failed because the schema of the article at the Publisher does not match the schema of the article at the Subscriber. This can occur when there are pending DDL changes waiting to be applied at the Subscriber. Restart the Merge Agent to apply the DDL changes and synchronize the subscription." The real kicker is that the schemas are exactly the same.  If I set the publication to drop and recreate the subscription article, then to convert the geography data type, it works without issue, but then we run into issues with our publication database not matching exactly with our subscription database, which could cause many potential problems with our web front end.   Is there a known issue with replicating the geography data type?  Any help is very much appreciated! - Chad  

Sql Server 2008 R2 Replication

Dears, I am make a testing environment before implementing it into real world. I have 3 servers SQL 2008 R2, i configured 1 Publisher, 2 Subcribers with a merged replication. Everything is Ok. However, i have an ID field on Publisher which is autonumber(Start by 1, increment by 1). When I try to add new record on publisher, it takes it 1 by 1 i.e. 1-2-3.... But i try to add it on subscriber it starts with 20,000 i.e. 20001, 20002. I think this is logical for SQL, but can i define this number on the subscriber? So it will start on 200,000 for example? Another question, In LAN i can connect the subscriber to the publisher, it will connect to it directly, since it is broadcast. But in WAN environment how can the subscriber detects the publisher??? Your reply is highly appreciated, Thanks in advance,

SQL 2008 Upgrade Replication failure

we upgraded to Sql 2008 standard edition last night from 2000 and our replication is now failing, cannot delete it or enter new ones.   I found one article saying the following stored procedures need to be run to upgrade the replcation:   exec sp_vupgrade_replication  exec sp_vupgrade_repl_metadata   however the first one throws and error and the second one seems not to exists.  does anyone have any insight into this. or how to delete the replications?   the error from the stored proc sp_vupgrade_replication  is :   Upgrading subscription settings and system objects in database [SoxAuditSystem]. Attempting to copy article resolvers from SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10.MSSQLSERVER\Replication\ArticleResolver Msg 25026, Level 16, State 1, Procedure sp_registercustomresolver, Line 82 The proc sp_registercustomresolver cannot proceed because it is not run in the context of the distribution database, or the distribution database is not properly upgraded.  
ASP.NetWindows Application  .NET Framework  C#  VB.Net  ADO.Net  
Sql Server  SharePoint  Silverlight  Others  All   

Hall of Fame    Twitter   Terms of Service    Privacy Policy    Contact Us    Archives   Tell A Friend