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Microsoft® Mobile Development Handbook by Peter Foot, Daniel Moth, Andy Wigley

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Replicating Data Using SQL Server Merge Replication

This section looks in detail at the alternative to RDA: SQL Server CE Merge Replication (referred to as merge replication from here). Merge replication is supported in SQL Server 2000 and later. Although merge replication is more powerful and simpler to program than RDA is, you will find that it is more complex to set up, especially the security configuration. We start by taking you through the main points.

SQL Server CE Merge Replication Architecture

Although SQL Server CE Merge Replication is similar to SQL Server 2000 and SQL Server 2005 Merge Replication, it is not identical. As with all forms of SQL Server replication, three databases are involved:

  • Publisher

  • Distributor

  • Subscriber

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