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Why tables participating in replica are found to be empty on the child geodatabase?
I think Jake Skinner (ESRI) described the issue and solution in this thread:
The screenshots in that thread are no longer there, but the setting Jake is referring to is the one under:
Expand Feature Classes and Tables (optional)
in the Create Replica dialog. You need to choose "ALL_ROWS" instead of "USE_DEFAULTS" to add all records in case of tables.
This is by design.
Please have a look at the below link for more details:
[ NIM040283 - Using GP tool (create replica) to create replica and set ALL_ROWS for expand feature classes and tables, the attribute table only has its schema replicated.]
You can also have a look at the below post for a good workaround:
http://forums.arcgis.com/threads/48195-Create-Replica-on-SDE-Table?p=166604#post166604 (look at the last post)
Hope this helps!
As mentioned in the link: http://support.esri.com/en/bugs/nimbus/TklNMDQwMjgz
"This is a expected behaviour", so I don't think there will a fix out for this.
The Direct method that you are looking for is as follows:
Use distributed geodatabase toolbar in ArcMap to create the replica
The above method will replicate the records too.