Using Biml to Retrieve Query Metadata

Kevin Feasel

2019-06-17

Biml

David Stein shows how you can use the GetQuerySchema() function in Biml to retrieve metadata for a query:

This post is part of a series, Short Cuts to Biml Mastery which shows you how to learn BimlScript through a series of short cuts and remain productive while doing so.

The GetQuerySchema method provides an excellent way to import metadata from a query, in a similar way as GetDatabaseSchema imports schemas, tables, and views. GetQuerySchema was introduced last year with the 2018 editions of BimlStudio and BimlExpress.

This kind of higher-level programming takes some getting used to, but once you understand it, you can find common data access patterns and build one solution to work through many versions of the pattern.

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