Create an Object Type
For this procedure, in Metaverse Designer, you can add an object type to the metaverse. You can then add any existing attributes to the object type, or create new attributes to add to the object type. This can be useful when you want greater control over metaverse object types and attributes. To complete this procedure, you must be logged on as a member of the FIMSyncAdmins security group.
To create an object type
On the Tools menu, click Metaverse Designer.
In Actions, click Create Object Type.
In Object type name, type a name for the object type, and then select the attributes that you want to add to the object type.
To create a new attribute to be added to the object type, click New attribute, in Attribute name, type a name for the attribute, in the Attribute type, click an attribute type, and then, if the attribute will hold multiple values, click Multi-value, if you want the attribute to be indexed in SQL, click Indexed.
You can add attributes that are created for any object type in the metaverse to any other object type.
The indexable attribute property can only be set using Metaverse Designer. You can index indexable string and indexable binary attribute types in the FIM Synchronization Service database in SQL. You can search indexed attributes in the table by using advanced search rules in rules extensions. For better performance, specify only indexable string and indexable binary attribute types for those attributes that can be searched for in a rules extension search rule.
Number attribute types are Int64 integers with values ranging from negative -9,223,372,036,854,775,808 through positive +9,223,372,036,854,775,807.
Object type and attribute names have a maximum of 128 characters.