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Matrix in MDM

Hi all

can someone explain the concept of matrix in MDM and how is it used for storing Variants for the same product?

What will be the performance issue if any?Do we have any restrictions on number of master and slave relationships?

Can anyone who has worked on this scenario justify its usefulness?

No links please.

Thanks in advance

Ravi

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    Apr 08, 2008 at 01:04 PM

    Hi Ravi,

    Though I have not actually worked on Matrix but will share how much I know and the stuff i had collected.

    Please refer to the link below that contains the fair information about Matrix and also how to configure it.Refer from page no. 12.One more suggestion from my side is:Use SAP's standard shipped Article repository because it is configured for the Matrix application so you have to do few things only.

    [https://websmp208.sap-ag.de/installMDM] -> Installation -> MDM 5.5 SP06 IT Scenario Configuration Guide

    Once your repository is Matrix enabled (by right clicking on the repository and enabling the Matrix support property), Add Master option will be enabled in the Data manager.By which you can actually create Master and variants relationship but this functionality will be visible only through iViews that u will deploy on your portal (stated in the document mentioned above).

    Once you have created Master and its variants and they are sharing some common fields(whose Matrix type have been selected as Master in the Console) then if you change the Master field of the master record, it will be reflected in the corresponding variants also.

    Note: If you add the record using Add Master option then that record cannot be deleted unless you have configured all the necessary settings.So it would be better if you try this on some dummy repository.

    Regards,

    Jitesh Talreja

    Edited by: Jitesh Talreja on Apr 8, 2008 3:05 PM

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      Hi Jitesh,

      Need your help on moving ahead with the Matrix Functionality.

      1. I m using std SAP Article Reposttory and have performed all basic steps to enable Matrix functionality in MDM.

      2. Basic setting like assigning the URL's, making fields Martix-" MAster", Key Mapping etc also i have done.

      3.In the record mode if i go to Web tab, the connection is getting established with the portal but there's a message on screen"Matrix item not selected, or multiple items not from same matrix group." My Ques is how do i move ahead now and create variants in records pane.

      4. Also in the Taxonomy mode when i click on web tab nothing gets displayed in the screen.

      Please let me know which basic setting im missing upon.

      Thanks

      Manish

      Edited by: manish gupta on Aug 25, 2009 2:49 PM

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    Former Member
    Apr 10, 2008 at 10:46 AM

    Hi Ravi,

    Hope the information is useful for you to atleast get the idea about Matrix.If you get some more information on this please share with us.

    Regards,

    Jitesh Talreja

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