When adding or editing attributes from the Member Type tab, you must provide information in the Properties view for the attribute.
Use the attributes properties table as a reference for the property names and descriptions that you can set for member type attributes.
|Attrrecno||A read-only field containing the ATTRRECNO field from the operational server database.|
|Code||The code used to define the attribute. Avoid using underscore characters for attributes whose Storage type is external.|
|Description||The description of the attribute.|
|Enumerated data type code||Enumerated data type associated with this attribute. For example, Marital Status might have an EDT of married.|
|Label||A label for the attribute.|
|Maximum active values||The number in this field controls status assignment for updated values. For example, if this number is set to 1, only one attribute value of this type has an active status. Any updates to that value result in the new value being active and the previous value becoming inactive. A value of 0 indicates an unlimited number of active values are maintained. A value of 0 indicates an unlimited number of active values are maintained.|
|Maximum existing values||This number indicates how many updated values are stored in history. Whatever number this is set to, the software stores that number of values, regardless of status, in history. For example, if the value is set to 2 and there are two attribute values currently stored, a third value causes the earliest value to be removed (trimmed) from the database.|
|Member status filter||Member status filter controls which member records can have
their attribute values modified: Active, Merged, Overlay, Deleted,
or Fictitious. For example, if Active and Merged are selected for
the Home Phone Number attribute, then member records with a status
of Active and Merged can have their Home Phone Number attribute values modified.
This property setting can be confused with another member status filter that is set from the Entity Types tab. Setting this property from the Attributes tab modifies the mpi_segattr database table and controls only the ability to edit the selected attribute.
|Name||The name of the attribute.|
|Storage type||The following are valid values for the storage type:
If you are adding Hub controlled attributes (HCA),
an HCA composite view is automatically created. After the HCA is created,
any MDM controlled attributes added through the Add Attribute function
are automatically added to the view. InfoSphere MDM
the attributes for you in the HCA view (for example, if you delete
the attribute from the Attributes view, the attribute
is removed from the HCA view).
It is not necessary to define the attribute for all sources.
|Type||The member type associated with the attribute. Each attribute type consists of one or more data fields that describe the individual components of the attribute. For information about managing attribute types, see Member types.|