Validate a Version against Business Rules

Validate a Version against Business Rules (Master Data Services)


Applies To: SQL Server 2016 Preview

In Master Data Services, validate a version to apply business rules to all members in the model version.

This procedure explains how to use the Master Data Services web application to validate data. If you have permission in the MDS database, you can use a stored procedure instead. For more information, see Validation Stored Procedure (Master Data Services).


All members must pass validation before a version can be committed.


To perform this procedure:

  • You must have permission to access the Version Management functional area.

  • You must be a model administrator. For more information, see Administrators (Master Data Services).

  • The version's status must be Open or Locked.

  • On the Validate Versions page, members must exist with a status other than Validation succeeded.

To validate a version

  1. In Master Data Services, click Version Management.

  2. On the Manage Versions page, from the menu bar, click Validate Version.

  3. On the Validate Versions page, select the model and version you want to validate.

  4. Click Validate.

  5. In the confirmation dialog box, click OK.


    When the progress indicator is no longer displayed, the version has finished validation.

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