Navigating a Repository
Because the objects represented in a Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2000 Meta Data Services repository are connected through relationships, you can navigate from one object to any related object. Relationships are implemented through collections. To navigate, you must traverse a collection.
This section describes the process of retrieving objects related to a given object. This section requires an understanding of the information presented in the Repository Type Information Model (RTIM).
The following topics describe how to navigate a repository.
|Navigation Overview||Provides basic information about navigation elements and strategies|
|Accessing a Repository||Identifies the methods you can use to create or open a repository database, handle errors, and set up a transaction|
|Accessing Repository Objects||Identifies the methods you can use to manipulate a repository object|
|Accessing Properties||Identifies interfaces you can use to acquire information about an object|
|Accessing Relationships||Identifies the methods you can use to manipulate a relationship|
|Accessing Relationship Collections||Identifies the methods you can use to manipulate a relationship collection|
|Accessing Target Object Collections||Identifies the methods you can use to manipulate a target object collection|
|Selecting Items in a Collection||Explains how to select items in a collection and how to work with enumerated items in a collection|
|Propagating Deletes||Describes how deleting one object can cause the automatic deletion of subsequent objects|