Managing Views - 6.3

Talend Data Fabric Studio User Guide

EnrichVersion
6.3
EnrichProdName
Talend Data Fabric
task
Data Quality and Preparation
Design and Development
EnrichPlatform
Talend Studio

An authorized user can carry out many management options on simple or composite Views from Talend Studio.

Note

It is also possible to import and share MDM complete projects or only a data model or part of the data model from the community web page, Talend Exchange. For further information, see Projects/objects on Talend Exchange.

The sections below explain all available management options for simple and composite Views.

How to edit a View

You can open a View you have already created to check its settings and/or edit the defined parameters.

Prerequisite(s): You have already connected to the MDM server in Talend Studio. At least one View exists.

To edit a View:

  1. In the MDM Repository tree view, expand the View node.

  2. Right-click the View you want to edit and select Edit from the contextual menu.

    An editor on the selected View opens in the workspace.

  3. Modify the view parameters as needed and then click the save icon on the toolbar or press Ctrl + S on your keyboard to save your changes.

The selected View is modified accordingly.

Note

If you try to update a View that has been modified by somebody else after you have retrieved it from the database, a warning message displays to warn you that saving your modifications will overwrite the other user's changes.

How to test Views

From Talend Studio, you can execute a View to see if it works as expected.

Prerequisite(s): You have already connected to the MDM server. At least one View exists and the View to be tested has already been deployed to the MDM server.

To test a View, proceed as follows:

  1. In the MDM Repository tree view, expand the View node, click the Web Filter folder and then double-click the View you want to execute to open the corresponding editor.

  2. Click the icon at the top of the View editor.

    A new tab opens with a Characteristics area which shows the details of the View and a Search and results area which allows you to define the search criteria and check the search results.

  3. In the Search and results area, select a container that holds the data of the business entity you want to access. In this example, select Product.

  4. If needed, select one option from the Search on list to narrow down your search for the data records you want to view. In this example, select ProductFamily/Name.

  5. Enter a value you want to search in the field next to the Search on list. In this example, enter p.

  6. Click the Search button.

    The data records which match the search criteria will be listed. In this example, all product family records whose name contains the character "p" are displayed.

    You can double-click one item to open the [XML Viewer] dialog box which displays the record in a tree view and allows you to check the source of the data record.

  7. Access Talend MDM Web User Interface and verify that all data records which match the search criteria are returned.

How to import Views

From Talend Studio you can import Views into the current MDM Repository that have been created on other MDM Repositories.

The steps to import one or multiple Views are similar to those for any other data object in the MDM Repository tree view. For detailed information on how to import data containers, see How to import data models.

How to export Views

From Talend Studio you can export one or multiple Views in order to exchange them between two different MDM Servers or Repositories.

The steps to export one or multiple Views are similar to those for any other data object in the MDM Repository tree view. For detailed information on how to export data containers, see How to export data models.

How to copy/paste a View

To avoid creating one or multiple Views from scratch, you can copy an existing one in the MDM Repository tree view and modify its parameters to have a new View.

Prerequisite(s): You have already connected to the MDM server in Talend Studio. At least one View exists.

To copy/paste a View, do the following:

  1. In the MDM Repository tree view, expand the Views node.

  2. Right-click the View you want to duplicate and select Copy from the contextual menu.

  3. Right-click the Web Filter or Search Filter folder under the View node and select Paste from the contextual menu.

    A dialog box displays prompting you to enter a name for the new View.

  4. Enter a name for the new View and click OK to validate the changes and close the dialog box.

    The new View is listed under the View node in the MDM Repository tree view.

How to duplicate a View

To avoid creating one or multiple Views from scratch, you can duplicate an existing one in the MDM Repository tree view and modify its parameters to have a new View.

Prerequisite(s): You have already connected to the MDM server in Talend Studio. At least one View exists.

To duplicate a View, do the following:

  1. In the MDM Repositorytree view, expand the Views node.

  2. Right-click the View you want to duplicate and select Duplicate from the contextual menu.

    A dialog box displays prompting you to enter a name for the new View

  3. Enter a name for the new View and click OK to validate the changes and close the dialog box.

    The new View is listed under the View node in the MDM Repository tree view.

    Note

    You can also duplicate the data object if you drop it onto its parent node in the MDM Repository tree view.

How to delete a View

You can delete any of the Views you create through a simple right-click on the selected item.

Prerequisite(s): You have already connected to the MDM server in Talend Studio. At least one View exists.

To delete a View:

  1. In the MDM Repository tree view, expand the View node.

  2. Right-click the View you want to delete and select Delete from the contextual menu.

    A confirmation dialog box displays prompting you to confirm the deletion operation or to cancel it.

  3. Click OK to close the dialog box.

    The selected View is deleted from the MDM Repository tree view.