Metadata Model Containment Hierarchy

The XML schema and the metadata object models map closely to one another and to the Metadata Model described in this section. There are 13 metadata objects in the schema.

Note

You might want to keep a printout of the AdventureWorks SQL Server 2000 Sample XML and the XSD available when you read about the key objects of the metadata model. You can find the BdcMetadata.XSD file typically at %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office Server\12.0\Bin.

The following figure shows the metadata model.

Business Data Catalog metadata model

Note

The SourceEntity and DestinationEntity objects are both instances of the Entity metadata object.

See Also

Tasks

AdventureWorks SQL Server 2000 Sample
How to: Get Started with Using the Runtime Object Model
How to: Get Started with Using the Administration Object Model

Concepts

Business Data Catalog: Architecture
FAQ: Business Data Catalog
Business Data Catalog: Glossary