Create a Text Attribute (Master Data Services)
Applies To: SQL Server 2016
In Master Data Services, create a text attribute when you want users to enter a text string as an attribute value.
To perform this procedure:
You must have permission to access the System Administration functional area.
You must be a model administrator. For more information, see Administrators (Master Data Services).
An entity must exist to create the attribute for. For more information, see Create an Entity (Master Data Services).
For each created attribute, a row with seven columns is added to the grid. The following table describes the columns.
|Status||The attribute status.|
When you click Save, the image displays, indicating that the attribute is updating.
If there are errors when creating or editing an attribute, the image displays.
Otherwise, the status is OK and the image displays.
|Name||The attribute name.|
|Display Name||The attribute display name.|
|Description||The attribute description.|
|Display Pixel Width||The attribute width.|
|Type and Properties||The type and data type information of the attribute.|
|Enable Change Tracking||Specifies whether the attribute is enabled for change tracking and shows the group number in parentheses.|
When you click an attribute, the following information displays.
Created By: The name of the user who created the attribute.
On: The date and time when the attribute was created.
Updated By: the name of the user who last updated the attribute.
On: The date and time when the attribute was last updated.
In Master Data Manager, click System Administration.
On the Manage Model page, select a model from the grid and then click Entities.
On the Manage Entity page, select the row for the entity that you want to create an attribute for.
On the Manage Attributes page, do one of the following and then click Add.
If the attribute is for leaf members, select Leaf from the Member Types list box.
If the attribute is for consolidated members, select Consolidated from the Member Types list box.
If the attribute is for collections, select Collection from the Member Types list box.
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).
Optionally, type a display name, and type a description for the attribute in the Description box.
In the Display pixel width box, type the width of the attribute column to be displayed in the Explorer grid.
From the Attribute type list, select Free-form.
From the Data type list, select Text.
In the Length box, type the maximum number of characters allowed.
Optionally, select Enable change tracking to track changes to groups of attributes. For more information, see Add Attributes to a Change Tracking Group (Master Data Services).