Annotation Element (ASSL)

Contains elements that are used to extend the Analysis Services Scripting Language (ASSL) schema.


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Element Characteristics

Characteristic Description

Data type and length


Default value



0-n: Optional element that can occur more than once.

Element Relationships

Relationship Element

Parent elements


Child elements

Name, Value, Visibility


The Annotation element provides extensibility of the ASSL schema for all objects other than those used solely to define a complex data type. The Value element of the Annotation element can contain valid XML from any XML namespace other than ASSL, subject to the following rules:

  • The XML can contain only elements.
  • Each element must have a unique name. It is recommended that the value of the Name element of the Annotation element reference the target namespace.

These rules are imposed to allow the contents of the Annotation element to be exposed as a set of name/value pairs through other interfaces, such as Decision Support Objects (DSO).

Comments and white space within the Annotation element that are not enclosed within a child element cannot be preserved. In addition, all elements must be read-write; read-only elements will be ignored.

The corresponding element in the Analysis Management Objects (AMO) object model is Annotation.

See Also


Objects (ASSL)


Overview of Analysis Services Scripting Language

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