Change an Attribute Name and Data Type

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

 

Applies To: SQL Server 2016 Preview

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

Prerequisites

To perform this procedure:

To change an attribute name and type

  1. In Master Data Manager, click System Administration.

  2. On the Manage Model page, select a model from the grid and then click Entities.

  3. On the Manage Entity page, select the row for the entity that you want to create an attribute for.

  4. Click Attributes.

  5. On the Manage Attributes page, do one of the following.

    • 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.

  6. Select the row for the attribute you want to edit, and then click Edit.

  7. 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).

  8. From the Attribute type list, select another type.

  9. Click Save.

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