Monthly Archives: September 2012

MDS Error: “The status of the specified batch is not valid”

In Master Data Services (MDS), I received a strange error when I was calling a stored procedure (stg.upd_name_Leaf) to batch a staging table, which will load data from the staging tables into the appropriate MDS tables: [Execute SQL Task] Error: … Continue reading

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Master Data Services: Resources

Here are some of my favorite Master Data Services (MDS) resources: SQL Server Master Data Services Utilities: A set of useful add-ons for SQL Server Master Data Services, including utilities for generating an MDS model, loading the model, writing a … Continue reading

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TechEd Australia 2012 videos online

Microsoft has posted ALL the session videos for TechEd Austrialia 2012 and they are available for free!  Get your learning cap on.  Check them out here.

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SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) – September 2012 update

SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) has a new update (version 11.1.20905, with the previous version being 11.1.20225).  The SSDT team is committed to delivering regular, frequent releases of SSDT, and this is the first in a long line of updates.  This … Continue reading

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Master Data Services: Expand the Leaf member attributes box

In Master Data Services (MDS), when using the Master Data Manager Web User Interface (“UI”), you will notice the “Leaf member attributes” box on the “Edit Entity” screen is too small.  It only fits four rows.  This can be very annoying … Continue reading

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Master Data Services: Versioning

In Master Data Services (MDS), you can create multiple versions of the master data within a model.  When you create a model for the first time, MDS creates a default initial version of your model data.  You can create as many … Continue reading

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Master Data Services Terminology Overview

When moving from a data warehouse world to MDM, there is some new terminology to learn.  Each of the terms below are components of a Master Data Services model.  In brackets is the equivalent term in the data warehouse world: … Continue reading

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Master Data Services: Changing a model with a subscription view

I have been working heavily with Microsoft Data Services (MDS) in SQL Server 2012 over the past few months, and really like the product.  Through my use of it I have learned some tips and tricks that I will share … Continue reading

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The MERGE statement in SQL Server

The SQL MERGE statement was introduced in SQL Server 2008 and allows you to modify data in a target table based on data in a source table in one easy statement, replacing lots of messy code.  I use it frequently when … Continue reading

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