Creating a connection to the MDM server - 6.2

Talend Data Fabric Studio User Guide

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6.2
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Talend Data Fabric
task
Data Quality and Preparation
Design and Development
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Talend Studio

Before you begin working with the MDM perspective of the Talend Studio, you need to create a connection to at least one MDM server.

To create a connection to an MDM server, do the following:

  1. In the Studio main window, in the Server Explorer panel, click the button to specify a new MDM server location.

    The [Add Server Location] dialog box appears.

    Note

    You can have more than one active connection to the MDM server using different authentication information.

  2. In the Name field, enter a name or description for the MDM server to which you want to connect.

    You can then choose this alias to refer to the server from different points within the Studio. This simplifies deployment of MDM related integration and quality jobs.

  3. In the Server field, type in the address of the MDM server to which you want to connect.

    The server address is structured as follows:

    -http://[server address]:[server port]/talendmdm/services/soap

  4. Enter admin as the user name and talend as the password.

    Note

    When you connect to the Studio as a Talend administrator, you have the rights only to manage roles and access control in the Studio, but you do not have any of the rights of the System-Admin. For further information on user roles and access rights, see Security.

  5. Select the Save password check box if you want to save your login credentials and avoid having to enter your password on every connection.

    Note that this option only applies to SVN or Git projects. For local projects, it is grayed out.

  6. Click OK to close the dialog box and create the connection to the MDM server.

When developing an MDM solution, you can have more than one MDM server environment. Talend Studio allows you to define multiple MDM server locations.

You can repeat the above procedure to create connections to as many MDM servers as needed. Then, in the Server Explorer panel, you can choose which server to interact with from the list of servers displayed.

You can also create a connection to an MDM server using the command mCreateServer from the CommandLine. To list the MDM servers, use the command mListServer. For more information on how to use these commands, see the help provided in the CommandLine.

For more information about the CommandLine, see the appendix on CommandLine in the Talend Administration Center User Guide.

Talend Studio also allows you to disable one particular MDM server so that it will not appear in the dialog box where you need to select an MDM server to access physically.

To disable an MDM server, in the Server Explorer panel, right-click the connection to the MDM server, and then click Disable.

To enable an MDM server which has already been disabled, in the Server Explorer panel, right-click the connection to the disabled MDM server, and then click Enable.