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Hi DB Experts!

I have a quick question regarding replication. I haven't set up a DB to be replicated before but will be doing so in the near future. My main question is, once you set up replication for a database, how much work is it to add another column to a table that is being replicated? Is it pretty trivial or more involved?

Also, if you wanted to add your 2 cents on replication I wouldn't complain. Is it pretty easy to setup and maintain? Any gotchas? I'll be finding out pretty soon. ;-)

Thanks everyone!
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Adding a new column is not a big deal. That specific ability was added in 2000. Altering an existing table can be more complicated however.

http://www.databasejournal.com/features/mssql/article.php/1478611
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I meant to say altering an existing column, not table.
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This is a good site to start:
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms151198.aspx

Adding a column in the publication is like using normal SQL statements ... wait for the next replication and the subscribed databases will get the modification as well. Can it get any easier ?

Easy to setup ? ... it's a database ... how hard can it get ?

Gotchas ... beside running MS Windows ? No :-)

Hope this helps ...
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Thanks y'all.
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