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Object Element (XMLA)

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).

Contains an object reference used by the parent element.

<Alter> <!-- or any of the parent elements in the Element Relationships table -->
      <!-- One or more object identifiers, depending on the parent element -->



Data type and length


Default value



Ancestor or Parent



0-1: Optional element that can occur once and only once.

All others

1-1: Required element that occurs once and only once.



Parent elements

Alter, Backup, ClearCache, Delete, DesignAggregations, Lock, NotifyTableChange, Process, Subscribe, Synchronize

Child elements

Required Analysis Services Scripting Language (ASSL) elements. Specified by listing the ID elements of the object and its ancestors (excluding the Server object.) For example, the following Object element identifies a partition:


<DatabaseID>Adventure Works DW Multidimensional 2012</DatabaseID>

<CubeID>Adventure Works</CubeID>

<MeasureGroupID>Internet Sales</MeasureGroupID>



The order in which identifiers appear is not important.

For Alter elements, the instance of Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services is used as the default object if the Object element is not specified.

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