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Setting up algorithm on MDM Client

Hi,

I have a question relating to setting up algorithm on MDM Client.

There is a main table and several taxonomies associated to different attributes.

The requirement is to concatenate the values of attributes and put them into a new field whenever the user creates a new record on MDM client.

Can it be done without using Java API? If not, what efforts do you think it needs to accomplish that?

The another requirement is to update the field every time the values of attributes get changed. I think it can be done only via Java API. Right?

Thomas

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    Posted on Oct 05, 2005 at 02:42 AM

    Hi Thomas,

    If it is dealing with fields, you could have used calculation expressions to concatenate. I am not sure if you can use calculation expressions with attributes to concatenate and create new ones. That is something to rule out first.

    Since you want it dynamic (change when the attribute values change),

    1) can write a java class that runs at defined intervals that does the concatenation.

    Or 2) you can create an import map, and make it an import manager batch command, and schedule it at defined intervals to do the job.

    Good luck!

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    Posted on Oct 05, 2005 at 02:20 PM

    Hi Thomas,

    I am not a java programmer. But I did familiarize myself with API function calls by going through the documentation that comes with API.

    From what I have seen, once you have a good idea of the relevant API calls (how to connect to catalog, how to retrive attributes values, what is the function call for concatenation, how to pass it back, the result set definition, and throw exceptions as needed etc,), and java syntax (of course 😊, probably a low effort of 40hrs to code, unit test, and validate a program??

    Good luck with API..

    Savi

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