Create an Attribute Group

Create an Attribute Group (Master Data Services)


Applies To: SQL Server 2016 Preview

In Master Data Services, create attribute groups when you want to display attributes on individual tabs in the Explorer grid.


When you create an attribute group, it is automatically hidden from all users except the one who created it. For more information about making the group visible, see Make an Attribute Group Visible to Users (Master Data Services).


To perform this procedure:

To create an attribute group

  1. In Master Data Services, click System Administration.

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

  3. From the Model list, select a model.

  4. From the Entity list, select an entity.

  5. Click Leaf Groups, Consolidated Groups, or Collection Groups to create an attribute group of leaf members, consolidated members, or collections respectively.

  6. Click Add attribute group.

  7. In the Leaf group name box, type a name for the group. This is the name displayed on the tab in Explorer.


    If you selected Consolidated Groups or Collection Groups in step 5, this box is Consolidated group name or Collection group name, respectively.

  8. Click Save group.

  9. Expand the folder for the group.

  10. Click Attributes.

  11. Click Edit selected item.

  12. Click attributes in the Available box and click the Add arrow. To add all, click the Add All arrow.

  13. Optionally, click the Up and Down arrows to change the left-to-right order of the attributes.

  14. Click Save.

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