Trying to find examples of building knowlege provider NOT using sqlmetadata RRS feed

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  • I'm thinking of moving my metadata (tickcount,version,etc.) into my own datastore (azure tables) and can't seem to find any examples that don't use the sqlmetadata service.  I'm assuming I can add a few extra columns to the azure tables and then I will use that as my "truth" and not have to worry about keeping metadata up to data.  That is, as I update my actual data, I will also update the version info in the azure table.

    Can someone point me to an example of a knowledge provider that does not use the sqlmetadata store?


    Peter Kellner http://peterkellner.net Microsoft MVP • ASPInsider
    Saturday, December 11, 2010 11:45 PM


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  • Maybe if I clarify more someone will answer?

    I'm writing an azure knowledge provider and I'm thinking that I could store the version/knowledge in the metadata of azure blobs and use the azure rest requests to query and update that data rather than actually put the metadata locally.  I'm not sure where to begin on this.  Any examples?  I don't think I should use the custom metadata stuff because it seems I should not be using metadata at all?

    Any guidance would be appreciated.

    Peter Kellner http://peterkellner.net Microsoft MVP • ASPInsider
    Thursday, December 23, 2010 7:04 PM
  • Currently we don't have a sample to show how to use Azure storage as metadata store as we are focusing on integration with SQL Azure.

    However, you can take a simple implementation of the custom metadata store in a sample at http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ProjectName=sync&ReleaseId=3418  it uses file streams so should be similar to Azure blobs.

    Monday, December 27, 2010 7:10 PM