Building a Model (MDS Add-in for Excel)

In the Master Data Services Add-in for Excel, administrators can perform a subset of the administrative functions available in the Master Data Manager web application.

The model building tasks administrators can do in the Master Data Services Add-in for Excel are:

Most administrative tasks must still be done in the Master Data Manager web application or by using the web service. The following table shows which tools administrators can use to complete tasks in MDS.

Task Description Tool Topic
Create models. Master Data Manager web application or web service Create a Model (Master Data Services)
Create an entity. Master Data Manager web application, web service, or the Add-in for Excel Create an Entity (MDS Add-in for Excel)
Create a domain-based attribute. Master Data Manager web application, web service, or the Add-in for Excel Create a Domain-based Attribute (MDS Add-in for Excel)
Create attribute groups. Master Data Manager web application or web service Create an Attribute Group (Master Data Services)
Create business rules. Master Data Manager web application or web service Create and Publish a Business Rule (Master Data Services)
Create subscription views. Master Data Manager web application or web service Create a Subscription View to Export Data (Master Data Services)
Create hierarchies. Master Data Manager web application or web service Create a Derived Hierarchy (Master Data Services)

Create an Explicit Hierarchy (Master Data Services)
Create collections. Master Data Manager web application or web service Create a Collection (Master Data Services)
Create versions of data. Master Data Manager web application or web service Lock a Version (Master Data Services)
Deploy models. Master Data Manager web application, web service, or MDSModelDeploy tool. Create a Model Deployment Package by Using MDSModelDeploy