Decision Support Objects (DSO)


This feature will be removed in the next version of Microsoft SQL Server. Do not use this feature in new development work, and modify applications that currently use this feature as soon as possible.


Decision Support Objects is only included in MicrosoftSQL ServerAnalysis Services to support existing unmanaged applications. For new managed or unmanaged applications, you should use Analysis Management Objects (AMO). For more information about AMO, see Analysis Management Objects (AMO).

The Decision Support Objects (DSO) library of Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005 Analysis Services provides a robust set of Component Object Model (COM) objects and interfaces that you can use to create applications that can programmatically administer Analysis Services objects. With the DSO library, you can manage Analysis Services objects, such as servers, databases, data sources, dimensions, cubes, mining models, and roles. You can also administer security, process cubes and mining models, and so on.

The following table lists topics in this section, and describes their contents.



Introducing Decision Support Objects (DSO)

Gives a brief overview of DSO.

Redistributing Decision Support Objects

Describes the files used to support DSO, including prerequisites and redistribution instructions.

Decision Support Objects Architecture

Provides information about the implementation of the DSO object model, including discussion of the MDStore interface and a brief description of each object supported by DSO.

Using Decision Support Objects (DSO)

Explains how you can use DSO to perform common and advanced tasks in Analysis Services. Sample programs are provided to get you started.

Decision Support Objects Reference (DSO)

Details the interfaces, objects, collections, methods, and properties in DSO.