Configuration editor

Use the Configuration editor to define and manage configuration settings. The options available differ depending on whether you are using the Basic or Expert editor view.

The options from the Basic editor view include Sources, Data Model, Matching, and Strings.

The options from the Expert editor view include Algorithms, Applications, Attribute Types, Auditing, Enumerated Data Types, Events, Groups, Handlers, History, Informational Sources, Linkages, Member Types, Relationship Types, Strings, Tasks, Thresholds, and Weights.

Most of the configuration objects in the Configuration editor can be added, edited, or deleted. Note that deleting them does not delete corresponding data in the operational server database. If an attribute, for example, is deleted from the dictionary, any data in the database with that particular attribute code is not automatically deleted. For this reason, take care not to delete configuration objects that have live data. Doing so could cause unrecoverable errors in the operational server.

Reserved SQL words, such as date and exists, are not permitted as object names in the data dictionary.

The Label property is often used in consuming client applications, such as InfoSphere® MDM Inspector. Use a meaningful value in all Label properties.

You can view differences between operational server configurations in a InfoSphere MDM Workbench project and those on an operational server by using the Configuration Comparison feature. For more information, see Configuration comparison view.