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What is MDM Work Flow

Hi MDM frnds,

What is MDM work flow, its Just like ABAP Work Flow??

At what stage we need to define MDM work Flow??

If anybody having usefull documentation shere to me..

Regards,Raj

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    Former Member
    May 06, 2008 at 05:52 AM

    Hi Raj,

    What is MDM work flow, its Just like ABAP Work Flow??

    In addition to above replies, Kindly go through the Link below:

    Its a very helpful blog on " Worklow in SAP NetWeaver"

    [https://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/sdn/weblogs?blog=/pub/wlg/4703] [original link is broken] [original link is broken] [original link is broken];

    This link will give you information about various kinds of Workflows for SAP Netweaver and also it give you a better understanding about the same.

    At what stage we need to define MDM work Flow??

    Technically speaking, MDM imports data from the source systems, works upon it ( can be in many ways such as cleansing, enriching etc) and then syndicates back it to the target systems.

    Now MDM workflows are used to define a complete process. They are used when data has been imported into MDM. Hence Cleansing, Governance and enrichment are basic areas where MDM Workflows can be used. Even Data can be sent back to the target systems using a Workflow.

    Hope this information helps.

    *Please reward points if helpful.

    Thanks and Regards

    Nitin jain

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    • Former Member Raja Sekhar Reddy

      Hi Raja

      am integrating R/3 to MDM. Its Mandatory procedure to define Work flow.Withpit define work flow we can consolidate m harmonize data. Work flow is final step in MDM.

      If i get ur question correctly in this scenario of integrating R/3 to MDM you may not require to use workflows.Its not mandatory but helpful depending upon the business requirements.Let me illustrate when it will be required::>

      Any data coming to MDM needs to be checked against business rules for which we have already defined validation rules/assignments.if requirement is that we want all such data governance to automatically execute on addition of records we need to integrate workflow with trigger action as Record ADD.

      Another scenario is say when you are syndicating records from MDM into R/3. you can use on demand syndication which uses a workflow for records syndication from Data manager.

      hope it helps. award points if suitable

      regards-

      Ravi

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    Former Member
    May 06, 2008 at 04:10 AM

    Hi,

    MDM and ABAP workflows are not similar.

    MDM Workflows are light weight i.e. you can perform some basic operations like running the Assignments, Validations, Sending Email, Syndicating records etc on different actions like addition of new record, Updation of existing record etc.

    For complete information on MDM workflows please refer to the below link.

    [http://help.sap.com/saphelp_mdm550/helpdata/en/43/e0615f82b40a2ee10000000a11466f/frameset.htm]

    Go to the Record Mode -> MDM Workflows

    Regards,

    Jitesh Talreja

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    Former Member
    May 06, 2008 at 04:56 AM

    Hi,

    What is MDM work flow?

    Workflow is used to run the processes working on master data in a systematic and orderly way.

    Generally, we need to have some validations and approvals in order to make sure that master data is

    correct.These validations ,approvals and other processes are not done by the single person.Different

    operations will be done by different users in master data management.In order to control the overall

    processes done by different users in an systematic way, we need workflow.

    At what stage we need to define MDM work Flow??

    As i said above whenever we have validations, assignments and matching and merging and various

    approvals which should be act on our master data before send the master data various application

    Systems, then we go for workflow.

    For example as soon as we import the data, workflow can be triggered by setting configuration options

    in import manager and imported records can be addeed to workflow automatically by setting Trigger action

    to record import.By doing this,we can cleanse and normalize the data using various operations in workflow.

    and also we can execute the MDM workflows in portal using guided procedures.

    Not only that using workflow we can extract the data from MDM to remote system using syndicate step(Available from SP5) of the workflow.

    Finally what i can say is using workflow all the operations which need to be executed on master data can

    be done in a proper way.

    For better understanding, go through below documnents.

    https://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/sdn/go/portal/prtroot/docs/library/uuid/9180cbaf-0801-0010-f882-f2af6dc975d0

    https://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/sdn/go/portal/prtroot/docs/library/uuid/d0be83e4-a1e6-2a10-c1be-8395ae948844

    Hope it helps'

    Reward points,if found useful

    Thanks

    Narendra

    Edited by: mullapudi on May 6, 2008 7:35 AM

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