Searching for staging data records in a specific entity - 7.0

Talend MDM Web UI User Guide

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Before you begin

  • The MDM server is already launched.

  • You have been assigned a role with the appropriate user authorization and access rights. For more information, see Security.

  • You have selected the data container which holds the master data records and staging data records you want to manage and the corresponding data model against which the data will be validated. For further information, see Accessing data containers and data models.

  • At least one view has been created in Talend Studio. For further information, see the Talend Studio User Guide.

    Note: If a smart view has already been created for the business entity in Talend Studio, the Master Data Browser and Staging Data Browser pages will open on this customized view and not on the usual generated view. For further information on how to open a smart view, see Opening a smart view of a data record in an entity. For further information on smart views, see the Talend Studio User Guide.


  1. From the Menu pane, click Browse to expand the menu items and then click Staging Data Browser to open the Staging Data Browser page.


  2. In the entity field, click the arrow, and then select from the list the entity of interest.
    The first page of records is returned as soon as you select the entity.
  3. If required, you can use the search criteria options to filter the results. After that, click the Search button.
    When defining the search criteria, bear in mind the following:
    • The search criteria available depend on the parameters set in Talend Studio when creating a view for the entity. For more information, see the Talend Studio User Guide.

    • If you are using a SQL database, you cannot combine a full text query with other search criteria.

    • Searches in master database support both full text search and standard SQL search, while searches in staging database only support standard SQL search. For more information about how to manage database search modes, see Managing database search modes.

    • In addition to the elements defined in entities, several built-in elements (also known as metadata elements) exist in staging database, which are Match group, Status, Error, and Source. You can use conditions based on those elements to search the staging data records. For more information on those elements, see Working with records in the Staging Area.

  4. If you have already bookmarked your search criteria, select from the list to the right, select a search bookmark and then click Search. For further information, see Saving and reusing the search criteria.
  5. Consider, for example, searching the Product entity for all staging data records in which the price is equal to "30".
    After setting the entity name in the first field, click the arrow in the second field and select Price.
    In the drop-down list immediately to the right, click the arrow and select a search option, is equal to in this example.
    In the next field, enter 30.
    Click Search to display all products whose price is equal to "30".


    The first record is automatically selected in the list and its details are displayed in the panel to the right.

    If one or more foreign keys have been defined to link the selected entity to other entities in the data model, tabs representing these foreign keys will display in the detail view to show the entities linked together.

    The foreign key field supports the auto suggest function. Whenever you enter a string, a list of "suggestions" will be displayed accordingly, from which you can select the desired value.

  6. Click any of the listed records to open its detail in the right panel, or right-click the record and then select Open Item In New Tab to open the record in its own top-level tab.
  7. If required, set in the Lines/page box at the bottom of the page a number for the data records you want to display.
    This number will be retained every time you try to browse staging data records.