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Adding Application Specific Meta Data to Life Goal Item RRS feed

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    I know Life Goad is an unstructured data where you can store textual description and target date for a goal.

     

    In the application I am working on, I need to add some structured data to it.  Like - this goal is of type "LoosingWeight" and some meta deta associated with it - say 20 pounds.

     

    What is the best way to extend Life Goal so that I can store it there?

     

    As far as I can tell, I can add a CustomNode to TypeSpecificData Property and store my meta data there.

     

    Or should I extend the object as explained in http://blogs.msdn.com/ericgu/archive/2007/11/08/extending-healthvault-data-types-using-healthrecorditemextension.aspx

     

    What is the best way to do this?  

     

    Raj

     

     

    Friday, July 18, 2008 12:32 PM

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    Using the extension type is the recommended way of adding the data.
    Friday, July 18, 2008 4:28 PM
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    Thanks!.  XPath query should work to fetch items based on the extended xml right?

    Friday, July 18, 2008 4:37 PM
  • Yes. I suggest turning on request/reponse logging so you can see exactly what the xml is.

     

    Friday, July 18, 2008 4:56 PM