Create a Numeric Attribute

Create a Numeric Attribute (Master Data Services)


Applies To: SQL Server 2016 Preview

In Master Data Services, create a numeric attribute when you want users to enter a number as an attribute value.


Numeric attributes have limitations. For more information, see Attributes (Master Data Services).


To perform this procedure:

To create a numeric attribute

  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 create an attribute for.

  5. Click Edit selected entity.

  6. On the Edit Entity page:

    • If the attribute is for leaf members, in the Leaf member attributes pane, click Add leaf attribute.

    • If the attribute is for consolidated members, in the Consolidated member attributes pane, click Add consolidated attribute.

    • If the attribute is for collections, in the Collection attributes pane, click Add collection attribute.

  7. On the Add Attribute page, select the Free-form option.

  8. In the Name box, type a name for the attribute. For a list of words that should not be used as attribute names, see Reserved Words (Master Data Services).

  9. As needed, type a display name.

  10. In the Display pixel width box, type the width of the attribute column to be displayed in the Explorer grid.

  11. From the Data type list, select Number.

  12. In the Decimals box, type the number of numbers that can be entered after a decimal.

  13. From the Input mask list, select a format for negative numbers.

  14. Optionally, select Enable change tracking to track changes to groups of attributes. See Add Attributes to a Change Tracking Group (Master Data Services) for more information.

  15. Click Save attribute.

  16. On the Entity Maintenance page, click Save entity.

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