For this procedure, in Metaverse Designer, you can add an object
type to the metaverse. You can then add any existing attributes to
the object type, or create new attributes to add to the object
type. This can be useful when you want greater control over
metaverse object types and attributes. To complete this procedure, you must be logged on as a member of the MIISAdmins security group.
To create an object type
On the Tools menu, click Metaverse Designer.
In Actions, click Create Object Type.
In Object type name, type a name for the object type,
and then select the attributes that you want to add to the object
To create a new attribute to be added to the object type, 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,
You can add attributes that are created for any object type in
the metaverse to any other object type.
The indexable attribute property can only be set using
Metaverse Designer. You can index indexable string and indexable
binary attribute types in the Microsoft Identity Integration Server 2003 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
Object type and attribute names have a maximum of 128