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Accessing the Active Repository from an Addin

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Occasional Contributor pwe
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Accessing the Active Repository from an Addin

Is it possible to determine the active repository from within an Add-in?
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Re: Accessing the Active Repository from an Addin

Hi,

We do not currently publish an API for accessing this information.

However, if you post back with what version of EG you are using and what information you want to access, I can provide a simple code snippet that will do the job. All of the usual caveats about unpublished, subject-to-change information will apply, of course.

Chris
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Re: Accessing the Active Repository from an Addin

I am using EG 4.1
I want to determine what my active repository is since some resources I would want will not be available in all repositories. I would like to be able to query the resources and then let the user know if he.she can use the stored process.
In a similar vein, I would want to query tables to create a custom dialogue
peter
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Re: Accessing the Active Repository from an Addin

Hi,

I'm still not exactly sure what you're after, but here are some instructions to get basic repository information. It's a proprietary, internal API and in order to keep it somewhat mysterious, I'm not going to really explain the code Smiley Happy

1. Add a reference to SAS.EG.SDS.Metadata.dll and SAS.EG.SDS.Model.dll (found in the EG install directory)

2. Add this statement to the top of your C# file (assuming C# here -- let me know if you want a VB.NET translation):

using SAS.EG.SDS.Metadata;

3. Some C# code to get repository info and assign it to some UI label controls:

SAS.EG.SDS.Model.Broker _broker = new SAS.EG.SDS.Model.Broker();

SAS.EG.SDS.Metadata.IMetadataManager mm = _broker.MetadataManager;

SAS.EG.SDS.Metadata.IRepository _rep = mm.ActiveRepository;

lblRepName.Text = string.Format("Current Repository: {0}",_rep.Name);
lblType.Text = (_rep.Type == Repository.eType.OMS) ? "SAS Metadata Repository" : "Enterprise Guide Repository";
lblHost.Text = _rep.HostName;
lblPort.Text = (_rep.Type == Repository.eType.OMS) ? _rep.Port : "N/A";
lblUser.Text = _rep.User;
lblRepository.Text = (_rep.Type == Repository.eType.OMS) ? _rep.RepName : "N/A";


This will work with EG 4.1, but it is not a public API and it is subject to change in future releases.

Chris
Occasional Contributor pwe
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Re: Accessing the Active Repository from an Addin

Thanks. That looks somewhat like the bits I am after. I will muck about with it for a while and see how much damage I can cause
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