Decision Support Objects Reference (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.

Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005 Analysis Services offers substantial opportunity for you to create and integrate custom applications. The server object model, Decision Support Objects (DSO), provides interfaces and objects that can be used with any COM automation programming language such as Microsoft® Visual Basic® (version 5.0 and later). Additionally, Microsoft Visual C++® programmers can use DSO. DSO objects support both early and late binding.

The Decision Support Objects Reference provides detailed information about DSO for use in developing custom applications that interact with the Analysis server. .

Topics in this section cover the following subjects.




The specifics of each interface that your program uses to manipulate DSO objects, including collections, methods, and properties managed by the interface.


Details on events supported by DSO objects, including database reporting and object processing events.


Information about DSO objects. Topics for objects that provide their own default interfaces also include collections, methods, and properties specific to those objects.


The details of the enumerations provided by DSO, and information about how to use them.


Information about the collections used in DSO, including the generic methods and properties that apply to these collections.