As with the
other metadata language elements, you can use the metadata procedures
in a batch SAS program or in the SAS windowing environment. You can
also perform these tasks with a product like SAS Management Console.
The procedures enable
you to create and maintain the metadata in a SAS Metadata Repository.
The METADATA procedure sends a
method call, in the form of an XML string, to the SAS Metadata Server.
The METALIB procedure updates metadata
to match the tables in a library.
The METAOPERATE procedure performs
administrative tasks on the metadata server.
To submit the procedures,
you must establish a connection with the metadata server. You can
specify connection information in the procedure, in system options,
or in a dialog box. For more information,
see Connection Options .