Enable an Entity for Explicit Hierarchies (Master Data Services)


Applies To: SQL Server 2016 Preview

In Master Data Services, enable an entity for explicit hierarchies so that you can create explicit hierarchies and for the entity.


Explicit hierarchies and collections are deprecated.


To perform this procedure:

To enable an entity for explicit hierarchies

  1. In Master Data Services, click System Administration.

  2. On the Model View page, from the menu bar, point to Manage and click Entities.

  3. On the Entity Maintenance page, from the Model list, select a model.

  4. Select the row for the entity that you want to update.

  5. Click Edit selected entity.

  6. In the Explicit hierarchies area, click Add explicit hierarchy.

  7. Enable explicit hierarchies (deprecated).

  8. In the Explicit hierarchy name box, type a name for an explicit hierarchy.

  9. Optionally, clear the Mandatory hierarchy check box to create the hierarchy as a non-mandatory hierarchy.

  10. Click Save hierarchy.

  11. Click Save entity.

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