For this procedure, in Metaverse Designer, you can add a custom attribute to a metaverse object type. To complete this procedure, you must be logged on as a member of the FIMSyncAdmins security group.

To add an attribute
  1. On the Tools menu, click Metaverse Designer.

  2. In Metaverse Designer, in Object types, click an object to which you want to add an attribute.

  3. In Actions, click Add Attribute.

  4. In the Add Attribute to Object Type dialog box, select an attribute from the list.

  5. To create a new attribute, click New attribute, in Attribute name, type a name for the attribute, in the Attribute type, click an attribute type, and then, if the attribute will hold multiple values, click Multi-value, if you want the attribute to be indexed in SQL, click Indexed.


You can add attributes that are created for any object type in the metaverse to any other object type.


You can index indexable string and indexable binary attribute types in the mms_metaverse table in the FIM Synchronization Service database in SQL. You can search indexed attributes in the table by using advanced search rules in rules extensions. For better performance, specify only indexable string and indexable binary attribute types for those attributes that can be searched for in a rules extension search rule.


Number attribute types are Int64 integers with values ranging from negative -9,223,372,036,854,775,808 through positive +9,223,372,036,854,775,807.


Attribute names have a maximum of 128 characters.

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