Selects rows for subscription materialization from the primary copy of a replicated table and, for subscription dematerialization, from the replicate copy of the table.
Creates an instance of an rs_select function string. Replication Server uses this function string when a subscription where clause specifies a specific value for the <au_lname> column.
create function string authors.rs_select;name_select for flat_file_class scan 'select * from authors where au_lname = ?l_name!user?' output rpc 'execute name_sel ?l_name!user?, "authors"'
Replication Server executes rs_select to retrieve subscription materialization rows from the primary Replication Server when without holdlock is included in the create subscription command. without holdlock is used in non-atomic materialization. The function string used for this operation is in the class assigned to the primary database.
To retrieve data during atomic materialization, use the function-string class and error class associated with the primary database connection, not the classes associated with the replicate database connection.
Replication Server also executes rs_select to identify rows for subscription dematerialization, if you drop a subscription for a table replication definition using incrementally with purge. The function string used for this operation is in the class assigned to the replicate database.
If create subscription does not include without holdlock, Replication Server executes the rs_select_with_lock function instead of rs_select.
rs_select has replication definition scope.
Replication Server generates rs_select function strings for the system-provided function-string classes when you create a replication definition.
If you use a user-created base function-string class, create rs_select function strings for each replication definition to match each possible subscription where clause.
Create or customize an rs_select function string at the Replication Server where you created the replication definition.
The default generated function strings for rs_select, for the <rs_sqlserver_function_class> and <rs_default_function_class> classes for each replication definition, use the Transact-SQL select command syntax.
Function strings for rs_select have input and output templates. The input template is a SQL select command with a where clause that Replication Server matches with the where clause in the create subscription command.
If Replication Server cannot match the where clause in a select operation to a function string input template, it uses a function string with no input template, if one exists.
An rs_select function call fails if Replication Server cannot locate a function string with a matching input template or a function string with no input template.