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Setting up the connection

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To establish an MDM connection, complete the following:


  1. In the Repository tree view, expand Metadata and right-click Talend MDM .
  2. Select Create MDM Connection from the contextual menu.
    The connection wizard is displayed.
    Create a MDM Connection dialog box.
  3. Fill in the connection properties such as Name, Purpose and Description. The Status field is a customized field that can be defined. For more information, see Status settings.
  4. Click Next to proceed to the next step.
    Link parameters configuration.
  5. From the Version list, select the version of the MDM server to which you want to connect.
    Information noteNote:

    The default value in the Server URL field varies depending on what you selected in the Version list.

  6. Fill in the connection details including the authentication information to the MDM server and then click Check to check the connection you have created.
    A dialog box pops up to show that your connection is successful. Click OK to close it.
    If needed, you can click Export as context to export this Talend MDM connection details to a new context group in the Repository or reuse variables of an existing context group to set up your metadata connection. For more information, see Exporting metadata as context and reusing context parameters to set up a connection.
  7. Click Next to proceed to the next step.
  8. From the Data-Model list, select the data model against which the master data is validated.
  9. From the Data-Container list, select the data container that holds the master data you want to access.
  10. Click Finish to validate your changes and close the dialog box.
    The newly created connection is listed under Talend MDM under the Metadata folder in the Repository tree view.


You need now to retrieve the XML schema of the business entities linked to this MDM connection.

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