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In Features for SQL Server 2016, I see that Transactional replication to Azure is supported for Web edition. Following the instructions leads to Configure Publishing and Distribution

In attempting to create the publication, I get This edition of SQL Server cannot act as a Publisher or Distributor for replication., which is expected as my server is Web edition.

So how do I set up Web edition replication to Azure SQL, given that it is a supported feature?

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According to Xiaochen Wu (Senior Program Manager at Microsoft), there is an error in the documentation. Web edition does not support transaction replication to Azure SQL.

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