Creating business entities in the data model - 6.5

Talend MDM Platform Getting Started Guide

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Talend Documentation Team
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6.5
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Talend MDM Platform
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Data Quality and Preparation > Cleansing data
Data Quality and Preparation > Profiling data
Design and Development
Installation and Upgrade
The following procedure shows how to populate the Movie data model created in Creating a data model with some business entities.

Procedure

  1. In the editor, right-click anywhere in the Data Model Entities panel, and then click New Entity.
  2. In the New Entity dialog box that opens, enter a name for your new entity in the Name field, Movie in this example.
  3. Select the Complex Type option.

    You use the Simple Type option if you want to define a single element type such as a phone number or an email address, and the Complex Type option if you want to define a more complete structure, such as an address or, in this case, the different attributes that describe a movie.

  4. Leave the other options unchanged and click OK to add your new entity to the editor.

    Each time you create a new business entity, a default Primary Key record, which takes its name from the entity name with the suffix Id, and a Unique Key record which has the same name as the Entity are automatically created. For example, if you create a new business entity and name it Agency, the Primary Key record AgencyId will be created automatically.

  5. Follow the same steps to create a new entity Director.

    The new entity Director is listed in the Data Model Entities panel with a by default attribute DirectorId.

  6. Follow the same steps to create a new entity Customer.

    The new entity Customer is listed in the Data Model Entities panel with a by default attribute CustomerId.

Results

Now three entities Movie, Director and Customer are added to the data model Movie.