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SAS Namespace Types


Subclass of Root



The PrimaryType subtypes are the starting point for modeling a logical metadata definition. When the logical metadata definition models an object that is managed by the SAS type dictionary, the PublicType attribute must be set to indicate the type of object.

Logical metadata definitions that are managed by the SAS type dictionary are copied, deleted, moved, and secured as a unit and are usually contained in a folder. Some PrimaryType subtypes may be embedded in a logical metadata definition; these are considered components. A component may be secured apart from the containing object. For example, a column may have security different from the containing table. A component is copied, deleted, and secured with its containing object, but can also be copied, deleted, and secured apart from the containing object.

All other SAS Metadata Model metadata types are SecondaryType subtypes. SecondaryType subtypes may not reside in a folder and are contained, directly or indirectly, by a PrimaryType subtype. SecondaryType objects may not be shared by logical metadata definitions.

Security Inheritance and Enforcement Rules

The following list of associations is used to determine if this object should inherit access controls from another object (inheritance), or if the association is allowed for the object (enforcement). An association will not be created unless the calling user is authorized to update one or both objects involved in the association. For more information about inheritance and enforcement rules, see the SAS Intelligence Platform: Security Administration Guide.


Name Description Type Length
IsHidden When set to 1 (true), this object should not be shown by default in the folder view or search interface.   int  
PublicType The logical type name for this object that corresponds to a valid type definition.   String 60  

Inherited Attributes
Name, Id, Desc, MetadataCreated, MetadataUpdated, ChangeState, LockedBy, UsageVersion


= indicates the resident side of an association, or where the association is persisted for cross-repository associations. If no resident side is indicated, this association may not cross repository boundaries.
Name Cardinality Description Associated Types

Partner: Favorites

0 to * The container for which this is a favorite.  FavoritesContainer

Inherited Associations
AccessControls/Objects, Changes/Objects, CustomAssociations/OwningObject, Documents/Objects, Extensions/OwningObject, ExternalIdentities/OwningObject, Groups/Members, Implementors/ImplementedObjects, Keywords/Objects, LocalizedAttributes/AssociatedLocalizedObject, Notes/Objects, PrimaryPropertyGroup/AssociatedObject, Prompts/PromptEnabledObject, Properties/AssociatedObject, PropertySets/OwningObject, ReferencedObjects/AssociatedObjects, ResponsibleParties/Objects, SourceTransformations/TransformationSources, SpecSourceTransformations/SourceSpecifications, SpecTargetTransformations/TargetSpecifications, TargetTransformations/TransformationTargets, Timestamps/Objects, Trees/Members, TSObjectNamespace/TSObjects, UsedByPrototypes/UsingPrototype, UsingPrototype/UsedByPrototypes, Variables/AssociatedObject

Attribute Details

     Type:  int  

When set to 1 (true), this object should not be shown by default in the folder view or search interface.

     Type:  String 60  

The logical type name for this object that corresponds to a valid type definition.

Association Details

     Cardinality:   0 to *
    Partner:  Favorites

The container for which this is a favorite. 

Associated Types:

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