Returns information about the contents of a backup file. You must have permission to access the backup file location.

Rowset Columns

The DISCOVER_LOCATIONS rowset contains the following columns.

Column name Type indicator Restriction Description
LOCATION_BACKUP_FILE_PATHNAME DBTYPE_WSTR Required, see below. The location of the backup file.
LOCATION_PARTITION_OBJECTPATH DBTYPE_WSTR The path to the partition relative to the data folder.
LOCATION_PARTITION_DATASOURCEID DBTYPE_WSTR The data source ID used for processing the partition.
LOCATION_PARTITION_DATASOURCENAME DBTYPE_WSTR The name of the data source used for processing.
LOCATION_PARTITION_SIZE DBTYPE_WSTR The approximate size of the partition.
LOCATION_CONNECTION_STRING DBTYPE_WSTR The connection string for the data source used in processing.
LOCATION_PARTITION_FOLDER DBTYPE_WSTR The original location of this partition when the backup file was produced.

This schema rowset is not sorted.

Restriction Columns

The DISCOVER_LOCATIONS rowset can be restricted on the columns listed in the following table.

Column name Type indicator Restriction state
LOCATION_PASSWORD PF_DBTYPE DBTYPE_WSTR Required if it was specified during backup. This restriction is not used to restrict the rows returned. It is used to provide the password to access the location.

Using ADOMD.NET to return the rowset

When using ADOMD.NET and the schema rowset to retrieve metadata, you can use either the GUID or string to reference a schema rowset object in the GetSchemaDataSet method. For more information, see Working with Schema Rowsets in ADOMD.NET.

The following table provides the GUID and string values that identify this rowset.

Argument Value
GUID a07ccd92-8148-11d0-87bb-00c04fc33942

See Also

XML for Analysis Schema Rowsets