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Discover Method (XMLA)

 

Applies To: SQL Server 2016 Preview

Retrieves information, such as the list of available databases or details about a specific object, from an instance of Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services. The data retrieved with the Discover method depends on the values of the parameters passed to it.

Namespace urn:schemas-microsoft-com:xml-analysis

SOAP Action "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:xml-analysis:Discover"

  
<Discover>  
   <RequestType>...</RequestType>  
   <Restrictions>...</Restrictions>  
   <Properties>...</Properties>  
</Discover>  

CharacteristicDescription
Data type and lengthNone
Default valueNone
Cardinality0-1: Optional element that can occur once and only once.
RelationshipElement
Parent elementNone
Child elementsProperties, RequestType, Restrictions

The Discover method requests metadata about Analysis Services instances and objects. Metadata is returned using the XMLA Rowset data type.

In the following code sample, the client sends the Discover call to request a list of cubes from the Adventure Works DW Multidimensional 2012 sample Analysis Services database:

<Discover xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:xml-analysis">  
   <RequestType>MDSCHEMA_CUBES</RequestType>  
   <Restrictions>  
      <RestrictionList>  
         <CATALOG_NAME>Adventure Works DW Multidimensional 2012</CATALOG_NAME>  
      </RestrictionList>  
   </Restrictions>  
   <Properties>  
      <PropertyList>  
         <DataSourceInfo>Provider=MSOLAP;Data Source=local;</DataSourceInfo>  
         <Catalog>Adventure Works DW Multidimensional 2012</Catalog>  
         <Format>Tabular</Format>  
      </PropertyList>  
   </Properties>  
</Discover>  

XML Data Types (XMLA)
Execute Method (XMLA)
Methods (XMLA)
XML Elements (XMLA)
Analysis Services Schema Rowsets

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