Assembly Data Type (ASSL)

APPLIES TO:yesSQL Server Analysis ServicesnoAzure Analysis Services

Defines an abstract primitive data type that represents a Microsoft .NET Framework assembly or a COM dynamic link library (DLL) associated with a Server or Database element.


COM assemblies might pose a security risk. Due to this risk and other considerations, COM assemblies were deprecated in SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services (SSAS). COM assemblies might not be supported in future releases.



Data Type Characteristics

Characteristic Description
Base data types None
Derived data types ClrAssembly, ComAssembly

Data Type Relationships

Relationship Element
Parent elements None
Child elements Annotations, CreatedTimestamp, Description, ID, ImpersonationInfo, LastSchemaUpdate, Name
Derived elements None


The Assembly data type serves as the base data type for the ComAssembly element, which represents COM libraries associated with the instance or database, and the ClrAssembly element, which represents .NET Framework assemblies associated with the instance or database. For more information about assemblies, see Multidimensional Model Assemblies Management.

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

See Also

Server Element (ASSL)
Database Element (ASSL)
Analysis Services Scripting Language XML Data Types (ASSL)