tMDMDelete Standard properties - 7.0

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These properties are used to configure tMDMDelete running in the Standard Job framework.

The Standard tMDMDelete component belongs to the Talend MDM family.

The component in this framework is available in all Talend products.

Basic settings

Schema and Edit Schema

A schema is a row description, it defines the number of fields that will be processed and passed on to the next component. The schema is either built-in or remote in the Repository.

Click Edit schema to make changes to the schema. If the current schema is of the Repository type, three options are available:

  • View schema: choose this option to view the schema only.

  • Change to built-in property: choose this option to change the schema to Built-in for local changes.

  • Update repository connection: choose this option to change the schema stored in the repository and decide whether to propagate the changes to all the Jobs upon completion. If you just want to propagate the changes to the current Job, you can select No upon completion and choose this schema metadata again in the [Repository Content] window.

Click Sync columns to collect the schema from the previous component.


Built-in: You create the schema and store it locally for this component only. Related topic: see Talend Studio User Guide.


Repository: You have already created the schema and stored it in the Repository. You can reuse it in various projects and job designs. Related topic: see Talend Studio User Guide.

Use an existing connection Select this check box if you want to use a configured tMDMConnection component.

MDM version

By default, Server 6.0 is selected. Although it is recommended to migrate existing Jobs for this new version, the Server 5.6 option is available to ease the process of the migration of your Jobs so as to keep them working without modification with a 6.0 server. To do so, an option on the server must be enabled to accept and translate requests from such Jobs.


Type in the URL required to access the MDM server.

Username and Password

Type in the user authentication data for the MDM server.

To enter the password, click the [...] button next to the password field, and then in the pop-up dialog box enter the password between double quotes and click OK to save the settings.


Type in the name of the entity that holds the data record(s) you want to delete.

Data Container

Type in the name of the data container that holds the data record(s) you want to delete.


Select Master or Staging to specify the database on which the action should be performed.

Use multiple conditions

Select this check box to filter the master data to be deleted, using certain conditions.

Xpath: Enter between quotes the path and the XML node to which you want to apply the condition.

Function: Select the condition to be used from the list.

Value: Enter between inverted commas the value you want to use.

Predicate: Select a predicate if you use more than one condition.

For more information about the operators and the predicates, see tMDMInput Standard properties.

Keys (in sequence order)

Specify the field(s) (in sequence order) composing the key when the entity have a multiple key.

Fire Delete event


The check box is available only if you select Master from the Type list.

Select this check box so that a delete event will be generated and written into the UpdateReport, which provides a complete report on all create, update or delete actions on the master data.

  • Source Name: Define a name between quotes for the source which generates the delete event.

  • Invoke before deleting process: Select this check box to enable the execution of a Before Deleting Process to verify the delete event.

For further information about the UpdateReport and Process types, see Talend Studio User Guide.

Logical delete

Select this check box to send the master data to the Recycle bin and fill in the Recycle bin path. Once in the Recycle bin, the master data can be permanently deleted or restored. If you leave this check box clear, the master data will be permanently deleted.

Die on error

Select this check box to skip the row in error and complete the process for error-free rows. If needed, you can retrieve the rows in error via a Row > Rejects link.

Advanced settings

tStatCatcher Statistics

Select this check box to gather the processing metadata at the Job level as well as at each component level.

Global Variables

Global Variables

ERROR_MESSAGE: the error message generated by the component when an error occurs. This is an After variable and it returns a string. This variable functions only if the Die on error check box is cleared, if the component has this check box.

NB_LINE: the number of rows processed. This is an After variable and it returns an integer.

A Flow variable functions during the execution of a component while an After variable functions after the execution of the component.

To fill up a field or expression with a variable, press Ctrl + Space to access the variable list and choose the variable to use from it.

For further information about variables, see Talend Studio User Guide.


Usage rule

If the Use multiple conditions check box is selected, tMDMDelete can work as a standalone component. Otherwise, it needs an input connection.

You can increase the timeout values for a Job using this component to help process a large number of data records. For more information, see Timeout values for a Job using MDM components.