ADOMD.NET is a Microsoft .NET Framework data provider that is designed to communicate with Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services (SSAS). ADOMD.NET uses the XML for Analysis protocol to communicate with analytical data sources by using either TCP/IP or HTTP connections to transmit and receive SOAP requests and responses that are compliant with the XML for Analysis specification. Commands can be sent in Multidimensional Expressions (MDX), Data Mining Extensions (DMX), Analysis Services Scripting Language (ASSL), or even a limited syntax of SQL, and may not return a result. Analytical data, key performance indicators (KPIs), and mining models can be queried and manipulated by using the ADOMD.NET object model. By using ADOMD.NET, you can also view and work with metadata either by retrieving OLE DB-compliant schema rowsets or by using the ADOMD.NET object model.

The ADOMD.NET data provider is represented by the Microsoft.AnalysisServices.AdomdClient namespace.

In This Section

Topic Description

ADOMD.NET Client Programming

Describes how to use ADOMD.NET client objects to retrieve data and metadata from analytical data sources.

ADOMD.NET Server Programming

Describes how to use ADOMD.NET server objects to create stored procedures and user-defined functions.

Redistributing ADOMD.NET

Describes the process of redistributing ADOMD.NET.


Details the objects that are contained in the Microsoft.AnalysisServices.AdomdClient namespace.

See Also

Other Resources

Multidimensional Expressions (MDX) Reference
Data Mining Extensions (DMX) Reference
Analysis Services Scripting Language (ASSL)
Schema Rowsets
XML for Analysis (XMLA)
Analysis Services Data Access Interfaces (SSAS)

Help and Information

Getting SQL Server 2005 Assistance