Before you begin
The MDM server is already launched.
You have selected the data container that holds the master data you want to manage and the corresponding data model against which the master 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.
About this task
Follow the steps outlined in Searching entities in the selected data container to list the
records of interest in the Master Data Browser page.
ExampleThis page always opens on the master data record list pertaining to a specific entity. The first record in the list is selected by default and its details show in the panel to the right.Note: The number of the records displayed in the page depends on what you have already defined in the Lines/page box in a previous search. Change the number in the box according to your needs and then restart your advanced search to display the desired number of records in the page. This number will be retained every time you try to browse data records in the repository (MDM hub).
From the list, you can click a specific master data record to show its details in the
pane to the right or right-click the record to display a contextual menu.
From the contextual menu, select:
Edit item with row editor
update the record through a row editor. For further information on editing data records, see Updating a data record in an entity.
Open item in new tab
open the record details in a new tab.All viewable attributes pertaining to the data record appear in the panel to the right.Note:
If a foreign key has been defined to link the selected entity to another entity in the data model, two tabs will display in the detail view to represent the two entities linked together.
If a smart view has already been created in Talend Studio for the business entity that holds the record, the Master Data Browser page 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.
These attributes differ according to what has been defined in the Studio when defining the data model. For further information, see the Talend Studio User Guide.
By default, read-only attributes are displayed in grey, while writable attributes are displayed in white.
Many management operations are accessible through the different tabs in this generated form of the data record. The table below explains these operations.
Uploads a picture for the master data record either locally or from the server.
Removes the picture from the master data record.
Displays an information tooltip for the related attribute.
Indicates a mandatory attribute.
Manages relationships (foreign key) between entities: displays a list of available foreign keys for the relationship.
Manages relationships (foreign key) between entities: creates a new record for the relationship.
Manages relationships (foreign key) between entities: removes the foreign key from the field.
Manages relationships (foreign key) between entities: opens the related record in a new page.
The following options are available on the view toolbar:
save any modifications you may do on the record detail.
Save and close
save any modifications you may do on the record detail and close the record.
delete the record permanently or only erase it from the data record list. For further information, see Deleting a data record from an entity.
refresh the page display.
Open Item in New Tab: open a new tab that shows the record details.
Duplicate: open an exact copy of the record in a new page. Then you can use this copy as a base to create a new master data record in order not to create one from scratch, for example. For further information on adding new data records, see Adding a new data record to an entity.
Journal: open a page that lists all logs on the selected master data record. For further information, see Viewing log files for all data records.
The drop-down arrow
display a list of all the runnable processes created in the Studio on the selected entity. From this list, you can run any of the listed processes to carry out a specific task on master data. For further information, see Running a Runnable Process designed in the Studio.