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Adding a new data record to an entity

In the Master Data Browser page or the Staging Data Browser page, you can add new master data records or staging data records to the selected entity. The data records you added are validated against the data model you select before browsing the entity.

Before you begin

  • The MDM server is already launched.
  • You have been assigned a role with the appropriate user authorization and access rights.
  • At least one view has been created in Talend Studio. For more information, see Creating a View.
  • Make sure you have selected the data container that holds the master data you want to manage and the data model against which the master data will be validated.

About this task

The following example shows how to add a new master data record for the entity Product.


  1. In the Menu panel, click Browse and then click Master Data Browser to open the Master Data Browser page.


  2. In the entity field, click the arrow and then select from the list the entity to which you want to add a data record. In this example, select Product.
    Click the button in the upper left corner to open a new page.


    Information noteNote: The mandatory fields are displayed in red. You will not be able to save the new record before you fill in all these fields.
  3. If needed, click the icon and select an image for the new data record.
  4. According to the defined data model, enter appropriate values in the mandatory fields or select an appropriate value from the list.
    Information noteNote: You can put your pointer on to see the description of the identifier.
  5. If the entity has foreign key links to other entities, click the next tab and configure the foreign key information. In this example, the product information is linked to a specific product family.


  6. Click to display a list of foreign keys.


    Such a list appears if foreign keys and their information have been defined in the ProductFamily entity through Talend Studio.
    Information noteNote: If the Set the foreign key filter annotation is added to the specified attribute in Talend Studio when defining the corresponding data model, you can filter the foreign key values displayed in the list. For more information, see Adding a foreign key filter.
  7. Double-click the desired value to close the dialog box.
    In this example, the product B08 is associated with the publisher Penguin.
  8. Click the Product tab. Then, click Save or Save and Close. The data record list now includes B08.
    Information noteNote: If you get an error or warning message upon saving the record, this could mean that the validation of the data record fails or you need to take some action to either continue the process or abort it. The validation is carried out by a Before Saving process created in Talend Studio. For more information, see Setting schema for a Before Saving/Deleting Job.

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