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SAP NetWeaver MDM 7.1 Administrator's Guide

Book Description

Don't just manage – Excel at managing your master data with SAP NetWeaver MDM 7.1

  • Written in an easy-to-follow manner, and in simple language
  • Step-by-step procedures that take you from basic to advanced administration of SAP MDM in no time
  • Learn various techniques for effectively managing master data using SAP MDM 7.1 with illustrative screen shots

In Detail

SAP Master Data Management (SAP MDM) enables information integrity across the business network, in a heterogeneous IT landscape. SAP MDM enables the sharing of harmonized master data, formerly trapped in multiple systems, and ensures cross-system data consistency. This book will guide you through all the aspects of this software making it possible for you to get optimum output.

This book is a step-by-step tutorial th at shows you how to successfully administer SAP NetWeaver MDM 7.1. You will learn to plan and manage master data with SAP NetWeaver MDM. The book highlights best practices and life cycle implementation using MDM and the concepts behind various aspects of SAP MDM administration.

This book is a step-by-step tutorial that shows you how to successfully administer SAP NetWeaver MDM 7.1. You will learn to plan and manage master data with SAP NetWeaver MDM. The book highlights best practices and life cycle implementation using MDM and the concepts behind various aspects of SAP MDM administration.

Successfully administer and manage master data with SAP NetWeaver MDM 7.1

Table of Contents

  1. SAP NetWeaver MDM 7.1 Administrator's Guide
    1. SAP NetWeaver MDM 7.1 Administrator's Guide
    2. Credits
    3. About the Author
    4. About the Reviewers
    5. www.PacktPub.com
      1. Support files, eBooks, discount offers and more
        1. Why Subscribe?
        2. Free Access for Packt account holders
        3. Instant Updates on New Packt Books
    6. Preface
      1. What this book covers
      2. What you need for this book
      3. Who this book is for
      4. Conventions
      5. Reader feedback
      6. Customer support
        1. Errata
        2. Piracy
        3. Questions
    7. 1. MDM Scenarios and Fundamentals
      1. Master Data Management
        1. Benefits of Master Data Management
      2. MDM scenarios
        1. IT scenarios
          1. Master Data Consolidation
            1. Components required for implementing Master Data Consolidation
            2. How this scenario integrates with other scenarios?
          2. Master Data Harmonization
            1. Components required for implementing Master Data Harmonization
            2. How this scenario integrates with other scenarios
          3. Central Master Data Management
            1. Components required for implementing Central Master Data Management
            2. How this scenario integrates with other scenarios
        2. Business scenarios
          1. Rich Product-Content Management
            1. Process flow
            2. Importing product data
            3. Re-categorizing and enriching product data
            4. Providing catalog content
            5. Enabling print publishing
          2. Global Data Synchronization
          3. Customer-Data Integration
      3. MDM Server know how
        1. What is an MDM Server?
          1. MDM auxiliary servers
        2. What is an MDM repository?
          1. What makes a database a master data repository?
          2. MDM repository structure
          3. Other key capabilities of an MDM repository
            1. Taxonomies
            2. Attributes
            3. Qualified tables and qualifiers
            4. Product family
            5. Product masks
            6. Data groups
            7. Validations and validation groups
      4. Summary
    8. 2. Getting to Know the MDM Console
      1. Launching the MDM Console
        1. MDM Console Settings file
          1. Loading the MDM Console Settings file
            1. Using the Console main menu
            2. Using the Console desktop shortcut
            3. Using the command line
      2. MDM Console main window
        1. Hierarchy pane
        2. Objects pane
        3. Object detail pane
        4. Functions tab
        5. Tables and Fields tab
        6. Status bar
      3. Configuration parameters
        1. MDM Console settings
        2. MDM server settings
        3. MDM auxiliary server settings
        4. Repository settings
        5. DBMS settings
      4. Keyboard shortcuts
      5. Summary
    9. 3. Accessing the MDM System
      1. Accessing the MDM servers
        1. Mounting and unmounting an MDM server
        2. Starting and stopping an MDM server
      2. MDM repository properties
        1. DBMS server
        2. Repository port numbers
      3. Accessing the MDM repository
        1. Mounting and unmounting an MDM repository
        2. Connecting to and disconnecting from an MDM repository
        3. Loading and unloading an MDM repository
      4. Summary
    10. 4. MDM Repository Maintenance
      1. Working with MDM repositories
        1. Creating an MDM repository
          1. Creating a default repository
          2. Creating a repository from an archive
          3. Repository creation options
        2. Deleting an MDM repository
      2. Working with tables and fields
        1. Table properties
        2. Adding tables
        3. Editing tables
          1. Display Fields
          2. Unique Fields
        4. Deleting tables
        5. Field properties
        6. Adding fields
        7. Editing fields
          1. Reordering fields
        8. Deleting fields
      3. Working with tuples
        1. Tuple properties
        2. Adding or deleting tuples
        3. Working with tuple member fields
          1. Adding tuple member fields
          2. Deleting tuple member fields
      4. Summary
    11. 5. MDM Repository Administration
      1. Appropriating an MDM repository
      2. Updating an MDM repository
      3. Verifying an MDM repository
      4. Duplicating an MDM repository
      5. Maintaining a master/slave repository
        1. Benefits and limitations of master/slave concepts
        2. Master/slave landscape strategies
        3. Publication slave
        4. Master/slave repository in the Console
          1. Identifying master and slave repositories in the Console
          2. Creating a master and slave repository
          3. Synchronizing a slave repository
          4. Normalizing a slave repository
        5. Broken master/slave repository
      6. Repository archive and unarchive
        1. Archiving
        2. Archive Options
        3. Unarchiving
        4. Publication model archive and unarchive
      7. MDM schema transportation
        1. Exporting schemas
        2. Importing schemas
        3. CTS+
        4. Schema migration vs. CTS+
      8. Summary
    12. 6. Server Administration
      1. Accessing MDM servers
        1. Monitoring MDM server activity
        2. Optimizing MDM's performance
        3. Import slices and import sleep time
      2. Logs, traces, and reports
        1. Logs
        2. Traces
        3. Reports
      3. MDS configuration
        1. Server-level configuration
        2. Repository-level configuration
      4. DBMS settings
        1. DBMS initialization
        2. MDM on multiple DBMS instances
        3. DBMS servers list
      5. Summary
    13. 7. Import Server Administration
      1. Master Data Import Server
        1. Difference between the MDIS and the Import Manager
      2. MDIS's Ports
        1. File types supported by the MDIS
        2. MDIS's support for text files
        3. MDIS's support for XML files
        4. Working with other XML types
      3. Virtual Extended Records
        1. Structural Transformation phase
        2. Value Transformation phase
        3. Import phase
      4. Using the MDIS
      5. Exception handling
        1. Structural Exceptions
        2. Value and Import Exceptions
        3. Block on Structural Exceptions
      6. The MDIS configuration
        1. Global MDIS parameters
        2. Repository specific MDIS.ini parameters
        3. Configuring the MDIS from the MDM Console
        4. Configuring optimal performance
      7. Troubleshooting
        1. Import files are not being processed by the MDIS
        2. Port has exceptions
        3. Source fields or values not being imported
        4. Source file is too large to open in the Import Manager
        5. Enabling tracing and audit trails in the Import log
      8. Summary
    14. 8. Syndication Server Administration
      1. Master Data Syndication Server
        1. Difference between MDSS and the Syndicator
        2. MDSS Ports
          1. Automated
          2. Scheduled
          3. Manual
      2. Using MDSS
        1. Monitoring MDSS activities
      3. MDSS configuration
        1. Global MDSS Parameters
        2. Repository specific MDSS parameters
          1. MDSS - Auxiliary Servers node in the MDM Console
      4. Troubleshooting
        1. Problem 1: No syndications are executed
          1. Server and repository status
          2. Outbound port settings
          3. Map properties
          4. MDSS configuration errors
        2. Problem 2: Syndications are not executed as per scheduled time
        3. Problem 3: Unchanged records are not suppressed
        4. Problem 4: Changed records are not syndicated
      5. Syndication tips
        1. Tip 1: Syndicating large files
        2. Tip 2: Avoid changes to master data during syndication
      6. Summary
    15. 9. MDM System Administration
      1. MDM security: at a glance
      2. Managing MDM users, roles, and privileges
        1. Managing MDM users
        2. Managing MDM roles
          1. Functions tab
          2. Tables and Fields
      3. Trusted connections
      4. Additional system tables
        1. Connections
        2. Change tracking
        3. Links
        4. XML schemas
      5. Summary
    16. 10. Security
      1. Users, roles, and authentication
        1. Password protecting the MDM servers
        2. Password protecting the MDM repositories
        3. Changing password on login
        4. Password expiration
        5. Avoiding weak passwords
        6. Minimal password length
        7. Deactivation due to inactivity
        8. Resetting the admin password
      2. Network and communication security
        1. SSL support for securing the communication channel
      3. MDM server configuration
      4. Authorization concepts and management
      5. Auditing
      6. Content security
      7. MDM file locations and file system security
      8. Summary
    17. 11. MDM Integration Scenarios
      1. MDM BI integration
        1. Pre-requisites
          1. Integrating BI and MDM
      2. MDM XI/PI integration
        1. Communication
        2. Implementation
        3. Configuration of the Adapter
        4. Monitoring the MDM Adapter
      3. MDM Portal integration
        1. MDM Portal integration prerequisites
        2. Before working with SAP Enterprise Portal
        3. Integrating SAP NetWeaver MDM with Enterprise Portal
      4. Summary
    18. A. Getting Started with MDM
      1. MDM concept
      2. MDM functional components
      3. Key capabilities
      4. Setup and installation of MDM 7.1