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OLE DB Scanner Overview

SQL Server 2000

OLE DB Scanner imports database schema information from an OLE DB data source and populates instances of the Open Information Model (OIM) Database Schema model in a repository database. OLE DB Scanner works with OLE DB providers. When you pass an OLE DB provider to the scanner, it examines the schema and creates a set of corresponding instance objects in the repository database.

OLE DB Scanner is written as a Microsoft® ActiveX® DLL. The scanner provides one dual interface, IRepOLEDBScanner. The provided interface is declared as dual so that it can be called from both COM and Automation clients.

IRepOLEDBScanner supports initial scans and rescans. It also supports clients that already have an initialized OLE DB connection. For more information, see OLE DB Scanner Reference.

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