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Assembly Data Type (ASSL)

Topic Status: Some information in this topic is preview and subject to change in future releases. Preview information describes new features or changes to existing features in Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Community Technology Preview 2 (CTP2).

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.

Security note Security Note

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.




Base data types


Derived data types

ClrAssembly, ComAssembly



Parent elements


Child elements

Annotations, CreatedTimestamp, Description, ID, ImpersonationInfo, LastSchemaUpdate, Name

Derived elements


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.

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