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Configuration and Enhancement of SAP Master Data Governance

This page provides domain-specific information on how to add fields or capabilities to your solution, reconfigure your solution, or integrate your solution within your software landscape. The documents are typically enriched with screenshots, instructions, and - where necessary - sample code.

 

The documents are valid for releases EhP5 to MDG7.0.

 

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Domain Specific Areas

Application Framework including Custom Objects

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Description and Documents
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Smart Business

New May 2014

Configuration and Use of Smart Business for SAP Master Data Governance

SAP Smart Business applications provide insight into the real-time operations of your business by collecting and displaying KPIs directly in your browser. To do this, SAP Smart Business combines the data and analytical power of SAP HANA with the integration and the interface components of SAP Business Suite. To enable the implementation of SAP Smart Business applications in SAP Master Data Governance, this guide describes the tasks and concepts necessary for initial setup and configuration of all components in the SAP Smart Business system landscape.MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)
HANA

New May 2014 HANA Drill Down: Extensibility Guide

The SAP HANA-based search of master data is one of several ways of searching master data that reside in SAP HANA. You can create a HANA view and configure it to explore the master data or to perform a drilldown search. This guide describes how you can flexibly extend the drilldown application with custom buttons and hyperlinks that enable navigation to other UIs.MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)

SAP
HANA-based Search - Implementation of the Access Class Interface for the Reuse
Model

You can use this document to implement the access class interface for your reuse model so that the HANA-based search of master data can retrieve both active data and inactive data.MDG7.0MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)

Joining Text Tables to Replace Technical Names with Descriptions in the HANA View for Drilldown Search

The SAP HANA-based search of master data is one of several ways of searching master data that reside in SAP HANA. You can create a HANA view and configure it to explore the master data or to perform a drilldown search. If the HANA view contains attributes with technical keys (such as Country Keys or Region Codes), the drilldown search results display technical keys instead of text descriptions. To ensure that  text descriptions display in the browser panes and result sets of the drilldown search, you must manually modify your generated SAP HANA views in SAP HANA Studio by adding text joins to the corresponding text tables.MDG7.0MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)
BI Content

Activating BI Content for Analysis of Change Requests

With MDG 6.0 EHP6, SAP supports BI Content; reports and functions that analyze how effectively change requests are processed in your organization. You must activate the content first, as described in this document. You can analyze change requests from the following perspectives:

  • Processing times (for example, view a graphic indicating what proportion of change requests violate Service Level Agreements)
  • Statuses (for example, view a graphic indicating what proportion of change requests are in process)
  • Change requests involving you
EhP6MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)
User Interface

How to use a customer specific UIBB in MDG application 'Create Change Request'

This tutorial describes how to use a customer specific UIBB in the MDG application 'Create Change Request' (WebDynproApplication usmd_crequest_create).MDG6.1MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)

Customizing Navigation for Change Request Steps in the User Interface for Multi-Record Processing

In multi-record processing, you can define different user interfaces for the same change request step. For example, you can make the initial step appear different to the approval step or the processing step.MDG6.1MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)
Creating a UI Configuration and Integrating it with the MDG CommunicatorYou can copy an existing UI Configuration and adapt it to your needs. As an example, we copy the Component Configuration of the Overview Floorplan (OVP) USMD_SF_CARR_OVP and delete the attachment User Interface Building Block (UIBB).MDG6.1MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)
Customizing Navigation for Change Request Steps in the User Interface for Single-Object ProcessingDuring Single Object Processing, you want to define different User Interfaces for individual Change Request steps. For example, in a Supplier Scenario you might want one step to make the general data visible, and, in another step you might want only the purchasing organization data to be visible.MDG6.1MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)
How to Add Fields to the Change Request UI (MDG EhP6)This article describes how you can do this with the new UI technologies that are used by the domain specific Web Dynpro applications for material and supplier with enhancement package 6.EhP5MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)
Hiding Fields in the Change Request User InterfaceYou want to hide fields of the change request UI. For example you do not want to allow users to enter a due date when submitting a change request.
EhP5
MDG6.1
Enhancement of the User Interface Building Block for Change RequestsIn this example, you require an extra parameter to control the process and the workflow for change requests - Requesting Business Area.  You do not model this parameter is as part of the MDG data model because it is not part of the business context.  Instead, you store the parameter together with the change request number in a Z-table.  In addition, you place the parameter on the change request UIBB on the tab for the general data. The user can select from business areas defined in Customizing. (The relevant data element is GSBER and the relevant table is TGSB). When a user opens the change request for display, the Requesting Business Area parameter is displayed and cannot be changed.EhP6MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)
Video tutorial on how to create a lean request step with a role-specific UI and less strict data validations in MDG for Custom Objects.EhP6MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)
API
Updated January 2014 Application Programming Interface Customizing GuideDepending on the software release, MDG offers different APIs for consumption with different functional scopes. This guide describes the Application Programming Interfaces for each release.EhP5MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)

Updated June 2014 How to Read Approval Info for Master Data by Calling MDG API

This document applies for all MDG master data. It is especially useful for the G/L Account because of the SOX (Sarbanes-Oxley Act) compliance. In the G/L Account area, MDG-F is also known for its SOX compliance. SOX requires thorough tracking of changes with approval processes. This document shows you how to get relevant approval information for the G/L Account by calling all MDG APIs.EhP5MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)
Workflow
How-to handle Entities with type 4 in BRF+This article explains how entity types 4 with 1:1 and 1:N cardinality are handled in BRF+ by an small example.EhP5MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)
How to Check or Derive an Attribute Value in MDG Using BRFPlus
With SAP Master Data Governance you can use BRFplus to define rules for checking attribute values or to derive them. This step-by-step guide shows you how to create such a rule. This procedure can be applied to any MDG application
or data model. The MDG for Custom Objects Example Scenario is used as an easy
to understand basis for this how to document
.
EhP5
MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)
BADI USMD_SSW_RULE_CONTEXT_PREPARE
EhP5
MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)
Rule Based Workflow: Enhancement for parallel workitemsBADI USMD_SSW_PARA_RESULT_HANDLER
EhP5
MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)
Rule Based Workflow: Enhancement for Flexible User DeterminationBADI USMD_SSW_DYNAMIC_AGENT_SELECT
EhP5
MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)
BADI USMD_SSW_SYSTEM_METHOD_CALLER
EhP5
MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)
Sending an E-mail notification from the rules-based workflow
EhP5
MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)
Setting up extended workflow notifications in order to send out e-mails when new workflow items are generated (also allows you to include a link to the workflow inbox in the generated e-mail).
EhP5
MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)
How to add an additional task to the inboxYou create own workflow definitions with new workflow tasks and want to see the corresponding workitems in the MDG inbox.
EhP5
MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)
Description how to trigger an Email to all users involved once a change request is finally approved. The Email contains a protocol of the change request incl. changes and associated metadata.
EhP5MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)
Extensibility
Description how to extend new attributes for entity type
EhP5MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)
SAP How-To Guide Develop a Custom Master Data Object in SAP Master Data Governance (ERP 6 EhP5 and EhP6)Many companies want to manage custom object in a central Master data system to be able to harmonize this information across the landscape. Custom objects can be individual defined object such as assets or locations. Custom objects are typically less complex master data object with a small and simple data model.EhP5MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)
This tutorial describes how to create an enrichment spot implementation with user interaction in Master Data Governance. The implementation is called when executing Checking for non-existent objects in the object list of a change requesta consistency check in the Single Processing UI (WebDynpro Application usmd_entity_value2).EhP6
MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)
Checking for non-existent objects in the object list of a change requestSAP Master Data Governance offers the feature to include the keys of objects that do not yet exist in the object list of a change request. Rather than waiting until all data is ready before specifying changes, you can work simultaneously on object creation and the processing of the change request. This document shows how to implement BAdIs  that provide warnings and errors about non-existent objectsEhP6MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)
Value Mapping
You want to maintain mass value mapping (customizing mapping) via file export/import.
EhP5
MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)
Data Replication
You want to replicate data from your customer-specific data model to target systems (using flex option).
EhP5
MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)

Financial Data

Title
Description and Documents
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Data Model Metadata

A zip file containing a spreadsheet for the Financials data model.MDG7.0MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)
Updated May 2014 SAP How-To Guide for MDG-F - OverviewThis guide provides you with foundation knowledge about financial data and its related governance solution financial governance (MDG-F).MDG7.0MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)
New May 2014 Entity Derivation in MDG-F

Explains how to implement a custom cross-entity derivation for MDG-F entity types. It covers the key concepts and implementation details in general and includes a real-life example of the MDG-F data model 0G.

MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)
New May 2014 Enable Changeable IDs in MDG-FExplains how to enable the new functionality of changeable IDs for MDG-F entities. It describes the key concepts and implementation details as well as possible enhancement options.MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)
New May 2014 Enable multi-copy of Accounts in Company Code in MDG-FExplains how to enable the new functionality for copying a single Account in Company Code to multiple target Accounts in Company Code. It describes the key concepts and implementation details as well as possible enhancement options.MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)
New May 2014 Enable HANA Search in MDG-F

Explains how to enable the new functionality for HANA search. It describes the key concepts and implementation details as well as possible enhancement options.

MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)
New May 2014 Enable Primary Cost Elements for Accounts in MDG-F

Explains how to enable the new functionality for the one-step creation of Primary Cost Elements for Accounts. It describes the key concepts and implementation details as well as possible enhancement options.

MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)

New May 2014 Enable Dynamic Parallel Approval for Company Code Data in Rule-based Workflow

(Available since EhP5.)

Shows you how to create parallel approval workflow steps using a rule-based workflow when the parallel number is determined dynamically.EhP5MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)

Using the Master Data Management Generic Extractor (MDMGX) for Initial Load in MDG-F

Foundation knowledge to perform an initial load of master data into the financial governance (MDG-F) data model.MDG7.0MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)

Updated May 2014

Extending the Data Model by New Fields in MDG-F

Foundation knowledge to extend the MDG-F data model by new fields.MDG7.0MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)

ALE Replication from MDG Hub to ERP Using the Same Client in MDG-F

Foundation knowledge for setting up an ALE scenario for the replication of MDG_F entities into the same physical client system. (MDG hub and ERP system share the same client.)MDG7.0MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)
Enhancing the change request user interface in MDG-F
Example how to display an additional account form in the create change request application only when the A-segment account is processed in the change request.
EhP5MDG6.1
Remote Where-Used List: Example ImplementationThis guide demonstrates how to use the remote where-used-list in MDG. The standard delivery includes a generic user interface and an example Business Add-In (BAdI) implementation for the ACCOUNT entity type of the 0G data model.  In this document, we use the default implementation as an example of all implementations.EhP6MDG6.1
In this article we look at two different approaches for extending the 0G data model of MDG-F. In the first section, we extend the 0G model directly. In the second section, we extend a copy of 0G. Finally, we compare the advantages and disadvantages of the two approaches.EhP6MDG6.1

Material Data

Title/Group
Description and Documents
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Extensibility
Best Practice for Maintenance StatusThis guide provides background information about the maintenance statuses for the material master and the use of the maintenance statuses in MDG for Material.allall
Maintenance for Multiple Materials The guide provides some insights on the applicability of the features to create or change multiple materials, also with respect of boundary conditions and limitations.allall
Set Up Parallel Change Requests for MaterialChange Request in parallel for a single Business Object enables you to activate or reject a change request independently from the processing results of other change requests for the same business object. This guide gives some background information and explanation for setting up Parallel Change Requests for the Business Object Material.MDG7.0MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)
Create new User Interfaces for Multiple-Record Processing

Multiple-Record Processing offers a streamlined process, with a UI that enables you to create change requests for multiple records with greater efficiency. This guide shows how to create new configurations for material.

MDG7.0MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)
You use this guide to extend the MDG-M data model by a new entity type. The attribute values of the new entity type will be copied to the corresponding ERP tables (reuse option) after activation of the change request.
EhP6
MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)
Extend MDG-M Data Model by a New Entity Type (Standard-ERP Table, Reuse Option)
You can use this guide to extend the MDG-M data model by a new entity type. The
attribute values of the new entity type are copied to the corresponding ERP
tables (reuse option) after activation of the change request. For additional
information about how to extend the UI, see :
EhP6
MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)
You can use this guide to extend the MDG-M data model by a new field. The system copies attribute values of the new field to the corresponding ERP table (reuse option) after activation of the change request.
EhP6
MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)

Extend MDG-M Data Model by

Custom Z-Fields from Existing Tables

This guide describes how to extend the preconfigured content of MDG-M with customer z-fields from the existing backend tables.
EhP6
MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)
This guide describes how to extend the UI of Master Data Governance for Material to display additional data.
EhP6
MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)
Adjust
MDG-M Homepage
This guide describes how to extend the Homepage of Master Data Governance for Material to display additional linksEhP6MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)
New February 2014 Create
Custom Print Forms
This guide shows you how to create a custom print form to support different layouts and custom fields.MDG7.0MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)
Extend Model with Complex Backend Data (e.g. MLAN)This guide describes how to extend the preconfigured content of Master Data Governance for Material, contained in the data model MM, with Tax Data.EhP5MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)
Central guide for SAP MDG-M extensibilityIncludes topics such as field extensions, table extensions, UI adaptation, etc.EhP5EhP5
This guide describes how to adapt the generic UI of Master Data Governance for Material in EhP5.
EhP5EhP5
File Up and DownloadThis How To Guide shows how the CSV file download and upload functionality can be used for MDG materials.EhP5EhP5
Checks and Derivations
This how-to guide gives an overview of the checks which are used in MDG-M and gives examples for checks and derivations built in BRF+.
EhP5
MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)
Workflow
Enable Dynamic Parallel Approval for Company Code Data in Rule-based WorkflowThis document shows you how to create parallel approval workflow steps using a rule-based workflow when the parallel number is determined dynamically.MDG6.1MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)
Follow-up Work Item to Maintain Material Related ObjectsThis guide describes how to integrate follow-up work items for material related objects into the MDG Change Request process.MDG6.1MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)
Rule Based Workflow with Partial ActivationWhen using the rule-based workflow, the process pattern '06 Activation (Bypass Snapshot)' means that the material is activated, even if the material record was changed in the backend system since the change request was created. Any backend changes are lost upon activation. You can adjust this behavior with SAP Note 1797009.
MDG6.1
MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)
BADI USMD_SSW_RULE_CONTEXT_PREPARE
EhP5
MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)
Rule Based Workflow: Enhancement for parallel workitemsBADI USMD_SSW_PARA_RESULT_HANDLER
EhP5
MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)
Rule Based Workflow: Enhancement for Flexible User DeterminationBADI USMD_SSW_DYNAMIC_AGENT_SELECT
EhP5
MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)
BADI USMD_SSW_SYSTEM_METHOD_CALLER
EhP5
MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)
Sending an E-mail notification from the rules-based workflow
EhP5
MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)
Setting up extended workflow notifications in order to send out e-mails when new workflow items are generated (also allows you to include a link to the workflow inbox in the generated e-mail).
EhP5
MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)
Performance
Performance TweaksBesides the official sizing guide for customer system landscapes, this guide focuses on the MDGM application and how it can be accelerated. The findings are based on the “Create Material” scenario but can also be applied to the “Change Material” scenario.MDG6.1MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)
Performance TweaksBesides the official sizing guide for customer system landscapes, this guide focuses on the MDGM application and how it can be accelerated. The findings are based on the “Create Material” scenario but can also be applied to the “Change Material” scenario.EhP6EhP6

Data Models
Data Model Metadata
A zip file containing a spreadsheet for the Material data model. This spreadsheet contains information about the data model, the MaterialERPBulkReplicateRequest and related backend data.
EhP5MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)
Search
Enhance the Material Search (EhP5)Adding extra fields to the search templateEhP5EhP5
Replace Enterprise Search by DB or alternative search provider
For the standard delivery scope, MDG-M requires a fully configured Enterprise Search (ES). To mitigate this dependency, this
guide describes how to adapt MDG-M so that another search provider can be used.
The example focuses on integrating a Database base search (DB search), but
other search providers can be supported in a similar way.
MDG6.1
MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)
Enhance the Material Search (EhP6 on)
With MDG for Material master data it is possible to extend the data model MM. If you want to search also with these new fields you have to extend the search too.
EhP6
MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)
Data Import/Data Replication
Using Data Import Framework (DIF)You can use the Import Master Data service to import files containing material and classification data to the MDG system. This guide provides background information about the Data Import Framework (DIF) and describes how to use the DIF to upload material data from a CSV file using a BAdI for the file conversion.EhP6MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)
Using Data Replication Framework (DRF)This guide provides background information about the Data Replication Framework (DRF).

The guide also describes how to set up the system to enable immediate distribution of changes in the material master during activation of the material (SAP Note 1764329).

EhP6MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)

Customer / Supplier Data

Title
Description and Documents
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Extending SAP Master Data Governance for Supplier - Part 1Data Model ExtensionsEhP5
EhP5
Extending SAP Master Data Governance for Supplier - Part 2User Interface ExtensionEhP5EhP5
SAP How-To Guide: Extend the MDG Business Partner - OverviewThis guide provides you with the foundation knowledge you need to extend business partner data and its related governance solutions: customer governance (MDG-C) and supplier governance (MDG-S).EhP6MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)
You can use this guide to extend the MDG
Business Partner (including MDG-C and MDG-S) by creating and registering a custom handler class.
EhP6MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)
SAP How-To Guide: Extend the MDG Business Partner - Create or Redefine a UI Feeder Class
You can use this guide to extend the MDG Business Partner by creating or redefining a feeder class for the user interface.
EhP6MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)
SAP How-To Guide: Extend MDG-S Data Model by a new Entity Type (Flex Option)
You can use this guide to extend the MDG-S /MDG-C data model by a new entity type. The attributes
of the new entity type only exist in the MDG context and not in the ERP data models (flex option).
EhP6MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)
SAP How-To Guide: Extend MDG-S Data Model by a New Field (Reuse Option)You can use this guide to extend the MDG-S data
model or the MDG-C data model by adding attributes that already exist as database fields in the appropriate customer include of the SAP Business Partner
/ Vendor / Customer (MDG reuse option).
EhP6MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)
SAP How-To Guide: Extend the MDG Business Partner – Node Extension (Reuse Option)You can use this guide to extend the data model
for supplier governance (MDG-S) or for customer governance (MDG-S) by creating a new node, using the reuse entity type.
EhP6MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)
SAP How-To Guide: Extend the MDG BP – Ensure Auto-creation of ERP Vendors with MDG-SYou can use this guide to extend supplier governance (MDG-S) by ensuring that every time a user creates a supplier using the main user interface for supplier governance, the solution always creates an
ERP vendor record.
EhP6MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)
You can use this guide to extend the customer governance and supplier governance so that MDG users who are only interested in the environment of their local business system only get to see entries for this local business system (such as company codes and payment terms).
EhP6MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)
Installing, Configuring, and Using the Excel Upload for Business PartnerYou can upload business Partner data in batch to MDG-S from a .csv file. This document provides the installation and configuration instructions, a link to the relevant source code and excel file, and instructions on how to use the excel upload.EhP6MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)
Archived Guides
SAP How-To Guide: Extend MDG-S / MDG-C Data Model by a New Field (Reuse Option)
You can use this guide to extend the MDG-S data model or the MDG-C data model by adding attributes that already exist as database fields in the appropriate customer include of the SAP Business Partner / Vendor / Customer (MDG reuse option).
EhP6
SAP How-To Guide: Extend MDG-S / MDG-C Data Model by a New Entity Type (Flex Option) You can use this guide to extend the MDG-S /MDG-C data model by a new Entity Type. The attributes of the new entity only exist in the MDG context and not in the ERP data models (flex option).  Note: This is not the right guide for you if you need an extension where the data is stored in tables outside of MDG (i.e. Partner Functions).EhP6
Data Models
A zip file containing separate
spreadsheets for Business Partner, Supplier, and Customer.
Each spreadsheet contains
information about the following:
  • The data model
  • Related backend data
  • iDocs
  • Services
EhP6MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)

Integration Scenarios

Title
Description and Documents
Valid-From
Valid-To
New December 2013 Using
Enhanced Integration of CRM with MDG for Customers (MDG-C) in a CRM/ERP Data
Exchange
This guide describes how to use enhanced integration of CRM with MDG for Customers in a CRM / ERP Data Exchange Scenario.EhP6MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)
A cross-system master data process for supplierImplementation details for a simplified cross system Supplier On-boarding scenario leveraging SAP's Enterprise Master Data Management portfolio consisting of SAP NetWeaver Master Data and SAP Master Data Governance. The overarching process is modeled using SAP NetWeaver Business Process Management.EhP5MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)
Customizing Integration Between MDG and ERPThe intention of this document is to support SAP MDG implementation projects with general guidelines, templates and links to documentation that can be a basis for the synchronization process – including lists of customizing objects that might be affected.EhP6MDG7.0 (Feature Pack)

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