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implementing Merge Replication issues --- cannot drop...foreign keys

Posted on 2006-11-15
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Hi,
while trying to initialize merge replication (pull) I am getting errors due to the foreign keys--- is there any way to get this to work without errors? This is a semi-urgent matter
(sql2000)

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Question by:moruda
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by:dduser
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Hi Moruda,

Can you give me exact errors, i believe you are not copying the relavent tables where the Primary Key are stored. If you don't do that at time of insertion of record it would not get the link.

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dduser
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by:moruda
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is there any way to setup the database on the pull subscriber without applying a script--rather doing it all at once---maybe like downloading a backup or something?
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exact error is Could not drop object 'dbo.SystemCodes' because it is referenced by a FOREIGN KEY constraint.
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I believe you use Transaction/Snaphshot Replication rather then Merge, only problem in this case is only one database would be taken as base to update information.

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dduser
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by:moruda
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let me explain what i did
we have a local database (which has many tables)
we took the local database and made a copy -- uploaded, backup/restore to the web server
not all tables are replicated as many are just for local and not necessary on web
web server is distributor and publisher for merge replication
we now want to merge (pull) from web server
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OK so that means your web server is the primary database where you will have all data. I suggest you create a Transaction Replication instead of Merge Replication.

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dduser
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we need merge-- the data will be going both ways...only some tables are specific to the local system and were not included with the replication setup.
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imran_fast earned 500 total points
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Hi moruda,

When ever you are configuring replication change the defination for all foreign keys to Not for replication.
becasue may be the data for child table get replicated before the parent table. so the foreing keys will remain there but will not be considered when data is replicated.

Regards

Imran
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