Business Rules Extension (Master Data Services)

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In Master Data Services, you can apply user-defined SQL scripts as an extension of pre-defined conditions and actions.

Note

All scripts have to be defined under [usr] schema.

SQL functions that meet the following criteria can be used as a Business Rule condition.

  • The return value type must be BIT.

  • Only following types are supported for parameter types.

    • NVARCHAR

    • DATETIME2

    • DECIMAL (precision, scale)

      precision must be 38

      scale must be a value from 0 through 7

    SQL stored procedures that use the following syntax can be used as a Business Rule action

CREATE PROCEDURE [usr].[YourAction]  
       (         
            @MemberIdList mdm.[MemberId] READONLY,  
            @ModelName NVARCHAR(MAX),  
            @VersionName NVARCHAR(MAX),  
            @EntityName NVARCHAR(MAX),  
            @BusinessRuleName NVARCHAR(MAX)  
        )    
      AS BEGIN    
       ...     
       END  

User-defined scripts will not be added to deployment packages. Make sure the target Master Data Services database contains all scripts that are used in the business rules before deploying a package.

Script actions will be executed as mds_br_user which has following permissions

Schema Permissions
mdm SELECT
stg SELECT, UPDATE, DELETE, EXECUTE, INSERT
usr FULL

Prerequisites

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)

  • User defined scripts had been added to the Master Data Services database.

Create a business rule to take a user-defined script as a condition or as an action

  1. In Master Data Manager, click System Administration.

  2. On the menu bar, point to Manage and click Business Rules.

  3. On the Business Rules page, select a model from the Model drop-down list.

  4. From the Entity drop-down list, select an entity.

  5. From the Member Types drop-down list, select a type of member for the business rule to apply to.

  6. Click Add.

  7. Do the following to create a user-defined script as a condition.

    1. Under the If block, click on Add button. A panel will be displayed.

    2. From the Operator drop-down list, select the user-defined function under User defined script .

    3. All parameters of the user defined function are displayed.

    4. Assign a value to each parameter

    5. Click Save.

  8. Do the following to take a user-defined script as an action.

    1. Under the Then block, click on Add button. A panel will be displayed.

    2. From the Operator drop-down list, select user-defined function under User defined script .

    3. Click Save.

See Also

Business Rules (Master Data Services)
Business Rule Conditions (Master Data Services)
Business Rule Actions (Master Data Services)