Create an Entity (Master Data Services)
Applies To: SQL Server 2016 Preview
In Master Data Services, create an entity to contain members and their attributes.
To create an entity
In Master Data Manager, click System Administration.
On the Manage Model page, from the grid, select the model that you want to create entity for and then click Entities.
On the Manage Entity page, click Add.
In the Name box, type the name of the entity.
Optionally, in the Description field, type the entity description.
Optionally, in the Name for staging tables box, type a name for the staging table.
If you do not complete this field, the entity name is used.
Use the model name as part of the staging table name, for example Modelname_Entityname. This makes the tables easier to find in the database. For more information about the staging tables, see Data Import (Master Data Services).
For the Transaction Log Type field, choose the transaction log type in the drop-down list.
For more information, see Change the Entity Transaction Log Type (Master Data Services)
Optional. Select the Create Code values automatically check box. For more information, see Automatic Code Creation (Master Data Services).
Optional. Select the Enable data Compression checkbox. By default the row compression is turned on. For more information , see Data Compression.
For each created entity, a row with thirteen columns is added to the grid. The following are the columns.
The entity status. When you click Save the following image is displayed that indicates that the entity is updating.
If there are errors when creating or editing an entity, the following image is displayed.
If the status is OK, then the following image is displayed.
The entity name.
The entity description.
The prefix name of the table that is used for storing data.
Transaction Log Type
The transaction log type of the entity.
Automatic Code Creation
Specifies whether automatic code creation is enabled.
Specifies whether data compression is enabled for the entity.
Is Sync Target
Specifies if the entity is the target of a sync relationship.
Is Hierarchy Enabled
Specifies if the entity is enabled for explicit hierarchies. This column shows Yes if at least one explicit hierarchy is created for the entity.
The username of the user who created the entity.
The date and time when the entity was created.
The username of the user who last updated the entity.
The date and time when the entity was last updated.