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Meta Data Services SDK

SQL Server 2000

The Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2000 Meta Data Services Software Development Kit (SDK) contains resources for model designers and programmers. It includes the Modeling Development Kit (MDK), modeling documentation, sample code, and add-on tools. Together, the SDK and MDK provide essential resources for extending models, customizing models, building new models, and programming against models.

The following components are distributed in the SDK.

  • The MDK includes documentation, programming extensions, and resource files that you can use to validate models and generate programming resources for Microsoft Visual Basic® and Microsoft Visual C++® programs.

  • The Open Information Model (OIM) contains models organized by subject area. Each subject area model is distributed as a separate file. Associated with each model file is a set of ready-to-use modeling files that can help you get started.

  • The Model Installer automates the process of adding information models to a repository database. The Model Compiler prepares models for installation by compiling them into Repository Distributable Model (RDM) files.

  • Development samples provide sample files and documentation that explains how to use the files. You can practice working with Meta Data Services using development samples. Working with sample files will help you develop the skills you need to build and work with your own files.

You can download the SDK from the Meta Data Services Web site. You must already have Meta Data Services installed in order to use the SDK. For more information, see the SQL Server page at the Microsoft Web site.

See Also

Installing Information Models

Meta Data Services Architecture

OIM in Meta Data Services

Using OLE DB Scanner

Using XML Encoding

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