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Change an Attribute Name and Data Type (Master Data Services)

Topic Status: Some information in this topic is preview and subject to change in future releases. Preview information describes new features or changes to existing features in Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Community Technology Preview 2 (CTP2).

In Master Data Services, you can change the name of an attribute.

To perform this procedure:

To change an attribute name and type

  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. Click the row for the entity that contains the attribute with the name you want to change.

  5. Click Edit selected entity.

  6. On the Edit Entity page, click the attribute with the name you want to change.

  7. Click Edit selected attribute.

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

  9. From the Data type drop-down list, select another type.

  10. Click Save attribute.

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