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Can any one describe about <b>Mask</b> which comes under the special tabel categaroy. Where and when exactly it used ?

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    Posted on Nov 30, 2007 at 10:54 AM

    Hi

    Product masks allow you to partition a single master catalog into as many customized, virtual subset catalogs as you like. The main uses of masks are to edit an arbitrary subset of records as a group, and to publish custom sub catalogs.

    Ex : When used to store entire records of distributor-, supplier-, or customer-specific information, qualified tables and qualifiers complement and extend the virtual subset repository capability offered by product masks, allowing the virtual repository associated with each mask to become a custom virtual repository that contains additional custom information for each product record.

    If u want more details on Mask i will send SAP tutor File also.

    Regards

    Hari

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    Posted on Nov 30, 2007 at 11:12 AM

    hi,

    1.Product masks allow you to partition a single master repository into as many customized, virtual subset repositories as you like.

    2.The main uses of masks are to edit an arbitrary subset of records as a group, and to publish custom “subset catalogs.”

    3. The Maskstable must already have been created for the repository (using the MDM Console), and the individual mask(s) already defined before you can add records to, remove records from, or replace records in a mask.

    4.To add a new mask or delete an existing mask from the hierarchy of masks, you can use the Modify Mask command

    5. You can restrict the masks depending upon user roles, i.e, one user he can use the particular mask only, we will do this setting in the console.

    6. When you create a new repository, by default you will have a mask table.

    hope this may help you,

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    Srinivas

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    Posted on Nov 30, 2007 at 11:17 AM

    hi,

    Using MDM product masks, you can slice and dice a single master MDM repository of product information into an effectively unlimited number of custom virtual repositories, dramatically simplifying the maintenance of a single repository targeted at multiple audiences. Each virtual repository can contain a different subset of products from the master, and appears to the user as a completely private repository.

    Product masks can be used to create virtual repositories for a variety of purposes – including custom subsets for contract customers and targeted market segments – all driven by a single MDM repository.

    Unlike SQL views, product masks impose no performance penalty whatsoever, and are defined at the individual product level rather than the query level. To the user of the MDM system, they appear as simply another dimension of the multidimensional search; on the Web, a mask can be automatically applied to the published electronic catalog upon site entry, so that each user sees only the slice of the MDM repository that you want them to see.

    hope this also may help you

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    Srinvas

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    Posted on Nov 30, 2007 at 01:39 PM

    Hi deepak

    Just check this links also

    https://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/servlet/prt/portal/prtroot/com.sap.km.cm.docs/library/elearning/mdm/00.sim

    /people/sap.user72/blog/2005/08/29/brief-introduction-to-masks-in-mdm-55

    Regards

    Hari

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    Posted on Dec 03, 2007 at 04:46 AM

    Hi,

    Mask is a special type of table that can be used in scenarios where you want the access of certain records by a particular group of people or may be single.You can make a particular column mask so that depending on the value of that the aceess will be provided. Those records which are not allowed to be accessed can only be viewed and could not be manipulated.

    Thanks,

    Minaz

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    Posted on Dec 03, 2007 at 05:00 AM

    Hi Deepak,

    To make it vey simple:

    Mask is a snapshot of records of your main table.

    This means you cannot edit records inside a mask you can only edit the mask as a whole.

    The main purpose of masks is that you can make available different views of data to different cutomers.

    Eg you can create three masks for three different products and this can then be viewed by different customers who will not be given rights to edit those records.

    Mask table is present in the mdm datamanager one record under the mask table will create one mask record you can then add your records from your main table and add to the created mask this can be done by using the context menu options in products table under the record mode.

    Hope it helps.

    Regards

    Simona

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  • Posted on Dec 03, 2007 at 03:51 PM

    The basic concept of "product masks" is described in the SAP Help Portal at http://help.sap.com/saphelp_mdm550/helpdata/en/43/694d88fd5f1a6ee10000000a11466f/frameset.htm

    Regards, Markus

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