Edit an Entity (Master Data Services)

Applies to: yesSQL Server (all supported versions) - Windows only YesAzure SQL Managed Instance

In Master Data Services, you can edit an entity.


To perform this procedure:

To edit an entity

  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, from the grid, select the row for the entity that you want to change and then click Edit.

  4. In the Name box, type the updated name of the entity..

  5. In the Description field, type the updated description of the entity.

  6. In the Name for staging tables field, type the updated name for the staging table.

  7. For the Transaction Log Type field, choose the updated transaction log type in the drop-down list.

    For more information, see Change the Entity Transaction Log Type (Master Data Services)

  8. Select or unselect the Create code values automatically checkbox.

    For more information, see Automatic Code Creation (Master Data Services)

  9. Select or unselect the Enable data Compression checkbox. By default the row compression is turned on.

    For more information, see Data Compression


The status column in the grid shows the status of the operation on the entity. When you click Save entity, the following image displays that indicates that the entity is updating.

Icon for updating status

If there are errors when creating or editing an entity, the following image displays.

Icon for error status

When the status is OK, the following image displays.

Icon for OK status

See Also

Explicit Hierarchies (Master Data Services)
Delete an Entity (Master Data Services)
Entities (Master Data Services)