I have 2 SQL Servers 2000 enterprise version. I setup a transactional replication between them. There is a table using identity feature and set to not for replication. On the server A as publication, B as Subscriber. I created table in B manually and set the name conflict in article default to keep existing data. When it replicates at the first time, everything is fine, but if there is some data added to the table in Server A, the replication fails, saying cannot update indentity column.
I read about something on add Set Identity on/off thing. But I dont know which SP I should add this to. Please help. As detail as possible. Thanks.
There is a bug in the Managed Range Identity system. In Merge Replication I have found that while creating a publication using range identities it will work only the first time. Changing settings such as Publisher range or subscriber range does not have an effect. Also, deleting the subscriptions and publications DOES NOT remove the constraints from the affected subscriber tables. Also, the entry for the database in the replication distribution DB table MSrepl_identity_range does not get deleted and therefore the next time the publication is run it will not take the correct settings. In order to successfully recreate the subscription you must delete the row(s) from the afore mentioned table and remove all constraints manually. Only then will it work. If the constraints are not removed the subscriber will show the identity range as used up and will demand a re-sync, and the re-sync will have no effect.
Applies to SQL Server 2000 All SPs
You MUST delete all publications on the affected database and subscriptions first, then run SP_RemoveDBReplication DBName on the publisher and subscribers first then follow the steps above. You can sp_help to see what constraints are on the tables.
Originally posted by cobraeyez
I am sorry, if I undertsand you correctly what you are saying is that I cannot have a replication set up for identity enabled table?
no, you can set it up. Just keep in mind that there is a bug in SQL Server relating to the identitiy managing subsystem. What you want to do is delete the pub, subscriptions, drop the Check Constraints on all the subscription tables, find the Identity_Range table in the Replication Distribution database and delete all entries for the database that you are working on. Then recreate the publication and subcription and you will be fine.
ok, maybe I speak too quick, I think the insert works, but the update doesn't . If I modify a record in the publisher the replication failed again.
And what I did for fix the insert record is remove the publications and subscriptions and ran that RemoveReplication command on the DBs, there is no records in MSrepl_indentity_range table for me to delete.
ok. The article containing the identitiy field is not set to range identitiy. When you set up the publication you need to click the "..." button to the right of the article name, then click the "Identity Range" tab. Enter your values and click OK to start the Identitiy Ranging.