For our use case we need to be able create Custom Objects (metadata) on the fly, possibly copied from a template object then modified.
How would I go about this, and are there any examples out there?
I've already seen this other thread:
I haven't been able to implement this though. I've exported the WSDL, converted it to apex, and put it into a class via the Force IDE. The class saves/compiles, but I've been unable to actually write any apex using it to do anything, as I can't find any examples and I am not clear on what the syntax should be (though from the end of the thread it appears they were not successful either?).
Has anyone done this successfully? I actually see that there has been a related contest put up at http://blogs.developerforce.com/developer-relations/2012/01/developer-content-contest-2-metadata-api.html but I need to figure out if what I need is possible quickly since whether/how we use salesforce hinges on this