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MDM JAVA API: which is way for reads parend id

Hi MDM guru,

I work with Hierarchy table and use MDM Java Api.


For each node Which is the way for reads parent id???

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    Posted on Jan 15, 2009 at 04:13 PM

    In the RetrieveLimitedHierTreeCommand when you execute the getTree() method you get a HierNode object. This object is the entire tree returned. You can use the getParent() method to get the HierNode object of the parent, then you can use the getId() method.


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    • Thanks Greg,

      I resolve with this class:

      static public MdmObjectKey getParentMdmKey(MdmPlugIntf plug, RepositorySchema schema, Search search, ResultDefinition resultDefinition, RecordId child) {

      MdmPlug plugInst = (MdmPlug)plug;

      ControlIntf cntrl = plugInst.getControl();

      TableProperties table = schema.getTable(resultDefinition.getTable());

      switch(table.getType()) {

      case TableProperties.HIERARCHY:

      case TableProperties.TAXONOMY:

      RetrieveHierAncestorsCommand cmd = new RetrieveHierAncestorsCommand(cntrl.getConnection());




      try {


      } catch (CommandException e) {

      throw new IllegalArgumentException(e.getMessage());


      Record[] item=cmd.getAncestors().getRecords();

      MdmObjectKey mdmKey = new MdmObjectKey();

      if (item!=null && item.length>0){

      RecordId resultValue=new RecordId(item[0].getId());

      for (int j=0;j<item.length-1;j++){



      mdmKey.setRecordId(new Integer(resultValue.getIdValue()));


      return mdmKey;


      throw new IllegalArgumentException("This method only works with Taxonomy and Hierarchy tables.");



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