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Apply Business Rules (MDS Add-in for Excel)


Applies To: SQL Server 2016 Preview

In the Master Data Services Add-in for Excel apply business rules when you want to validate data and confirm that it is valid. You can correct validations and re-publish the data.


Data validation occurs automatically when you publish data. For more information, see Validation (Master Data Services).


To perform this procedure:

  • You must have access to the Explorer functional area.

  • You must have an active worksheet that contains MDS-managed data.

To apply business rules

  1. In the Publish and Validate group, click Apply Rules.


    The number of members (rows) that are validated at one time depends on a setting in Master Data Services Configuration Manager. For more information, see Business Rule Settings.

  2. The data is validated against business rules and two status columns are displayed. If these columns are not displayed automatically, in the Publish and Validate group, click Show Status to view them.

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