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Modifying the created schema


  1. In the Repository tree view, expand Metadata and Talend MDM and then browse to the schema you want to modify.
  2. Right-click the schema name and select Edit Entity from the contextual menu.
    A dialog box is displayed.
    Dialog box to edit a created schema.
  3. Modify the schema as needed.
    You can change the name of the schema according to your needs, you can also customize the schema structure in the schema panel. The tool bar allows you to add, remove or move columns in your schema.
    Make sure the data type in the Type column is correctly defined.
    For more information regarding Java data types, including date pattern, see Java API Specification.
    Below are the commonly used Talend data types:
    • Object: a generic Talend data type that allows processing data without regard to its content, for example, a data file not otherwise supported can be processed with a tFileInputRaw component by specifying that it has a data type of Object.

    • List: a space-separated list of primitive type elements in an XML Schema definition, defined using the xsd:list element.

    • Dynamic: a data type that can be set for a single column at the end of a schema to allow processing fields as VARCHAR(100) columns named either as ‘Column<X>’ or, if the input includes a header, from the column names appearing in the header. For more information, see Dynamic schema.

    • Document: a data type that allows processing an entire XML document without regarding to its content.

  4. Click Finish to close the dialog box.


The MDM input connection (tMDMInput) is now ready to be dropped in any of your Jobs.

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