A string containing a comma-separated list of publications to check. An empty string (the UL_SYNC_ALL macro) implies all tables
except tables marked as "no sync". A string containing just an asterisk (the UL_SYNC_ALL_PUBS macro) implies all tables referred
to in any publication. Some tables may not be part of any publication and are not included if the pub_list string is "*".
Determines the maximum number of rows to count, thereby limiting the amount of time taken by the call. A
threshold of 0 corresponds to no limit (that is, the method counts all the rows that need to be synchronized), and a threshold
of 1 can be used to quickly determine if any rows need to be synchronized.