Notifications (Master Data Services)

Master Data Services can be configured to send an email notification when business rule validation fails, the status of a model version changes, or the status of a changeset changes.

How Notifications Are Sent

You configure notifications in Master Data Services Configuration Manager. Notifications send email messages by using Database Mail on the instance of SQL Server Database Engine that hosts the Master Data Services database. For more information about Database Mail, see Database Mail Configuration Objects in SQL Server Books Online.

When Notifications Are Sent

After notifications are configured, automated email notifications can be sent in the following instances.

Instance Description
Data fails business rule validation Individual business rules must be configured to send email when an attribute value fails business rule validation. The notification contains the following information.

Model

Version

Entity

Member Code

Failed business rule

Link to the member for which the attribute value fails the business rule

Notification issued time

For more information, see Configure Business Rules to Send Notifications (Master Data Services).
Model version status changes Each time a model version's status changes, users that are model administrators receive notifications automatically. The notification contains the following information.

Model

Version

Prior and new status of the version

Notification issued time

For more information, see Administrators (Master Data Services).
Changeset status changes Each time a changeset status changes for an entity that requires approval, entity administrators and/or change set owners receive notifications automatically. The notification contains the following information.

Model

Version

Changeset Name

Prior Status

New Status

Link to apply the changeset in order to view and modify the pending changes.

For more information, see Changesets (Master Data Services)

System Settings

There are settings in Master Data Services Configuration Manager that affect notifications. You can adjust these settings in Master Data Services Configuration Manager or directly in the System Settings table in the Master Data Services database. For more information, see System Settings (Master Data Services).

Task Description Topic
Configure Master Data Services to send email notifications. Configure Email Notifications (Master Data Services)
Configure Master Data Manager to send notifications when attribute values change. Configure Business Rules to Send Notifications (Master Data Services)