Installing Information Models
Installing a model is the process of defining an information model in a repository database. When you install an information model, the repository engine adds entries to the repository SQL schema. After a model is installed, it is available for tools and applications. You can program against an installed information model using the repository API.
Before you can install a model, you must compile it using the Modeling Development Kit (MDK) in the Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2000 Meta Data Services Software Development Kit (SDK). Compiled models have an .rdm file extension.
Note If you are using Open Information Model (OIM) models, Meta Data Services distributes ready-to-install .rdm files for each model.
The following table lists four approaches to installing a model.
|Meta Data Browser||Provides a dialog box so that you can browse to the file you want. For more information, see Using Meta Data Browser.|
|Command line utility||Enables you to run a model installation from a command line. For more information, see Using the Model Installer from the Command Line.|
|Microsoft® ActiveX® component||Enables you to install an information model from your application code using a program that Meta Data Services provides. For more information, see Using the Model Installer ActiveX Component.|
|Repository API||Enables you to install an information model programmatically using methods. For more information, see IManageReposTypeLib::CreateTypeLib and ReposRoot CreateTypeLib Method.|