Policy Schema Overview in SharePoint Server 2010 (ECM)
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Applies to: SharePoint Server 2010
Each information management policy must adhere to the Policy Schema.
The Policy root element contains the information that identifies, and applies to, the entire policy. It also contains the PolicyItems element, which contains one PolicyItem element for each policy feature included in the policy. Each PolicyItem element can include a CustomData element. Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 does not read or use data in this element; instead, the element stores settings information that is specific to, and used by, the policy feature.
To add a site policy to a site collection's policy collection, pass XML that conforms to the Policy Schema as an argument when calling the Add method of the PolicyCollection class.
Following is a list of the elements in the Policy Schema: