Microsoft KB Archive/252997

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How to Specify No Order in Parsing Templates

Article ID: 252997

Article Last Modified on 10/2/2003


  • Microsoft Metadirectory Services 2.1

This article was previously published under Q252997


When you cannot arrange your parsing template to match the data, you can add a n_no_order statement to your template definitions. Adding this statement to the template definitions causes the Management Agent (MA) to work in No-Order mode. However, you must set the first label in the parsing template to match the first label in the data. This identifies the beginning of a new object.


To set No-Order mode by using the Microsoft Compass client:

  1. Click Design Management Agent.
  2. Click the Control MA Operations tab.
  3. Click the Template Definitions tab.
  4. Type the following line at the bottom of the template definition:

    n_no_order Y

NOTE: To disable the n_no_order option, change Y to N in the template definitions.

Adding the n_no_order statement to the template definition may cause performance degradation when you are running the MA. This occurs because of a rematch when the next item in the data must be compared to all the labels in the template instead of only the labels after the matching item. Microsoft recommends that you use this statement only when it is impossible to order the parsing templates to match the data source.

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