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 cover different releases from EhP5 onwards; their exact validity is mentioned for the individual document.
SAP code or application samples and tutorials are NOT FOR PRODUCTION USE . You may not demonstrate, test, examine, evaluate or otherwise use them in a live operating environment or with data that has not been sufficiently backed up. You may not rent, lease, lend, or resell SAP code or application samples and tutorials.
Description and Documents
|Best Practice for Maintenance Status||This guide provides background information about the maintenance statuses for the material master and the use of the maintenance statuses in MDG for Material.||all||all|
|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.||all||all|
|Set Up Parallel Change Requests for Material||Change 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.||MDG7.0||all|
|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.
|You can use this guide to extend MDG-M by new attributes. The system copies the attribute values to the corresponding customer Z-fields in standard ERP table (reuse) after activation of the change request. |
(MARA extension example)
|Extend MDG-M by a New Entity Type for standard ERP Tables (Reuse)|
You can use this guide to extend MDG-M by a new entity type. The attribute values of the new entity type are copied to the corresponding standard ERP tables (reuse) after activation of the change request.
For additional information about how to extend the UI, see :
You can use this guide to extend MDG-M by a new entity type. The attribute values of the new entity type are copied to the corresponding Z-backend tables after activation of the change request.
|Extend MDG-M by a New Entity Type (Flex)||You can use this guide to extend MDG-M with a new entity type, where records stay in the generated tables (flex option). Here the active area and the staging area are identical and generated by MDG.||EhP6||all|
This guide describes how to extend the UI of Master Data Governance for Material to display additional data.
|Adjust MDG-M Homepage||This guide describes how to extend the Homepage of Master Data Governance for Material to display additional links||EhP6||all|
|Create Custom Print Forms||This guide shows you how to create a custom print form to support different layouts and custom fields.||MDG7.0||all|
|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.||EhP5||all|
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+.
|Enable Dynamic Parallel Approval for Company Code Data in Rule-based Workflow||This document shows you how to create parallel approval workflow steps using a rule-based workflow when the parallel number is determined dynamically.||MDG6.1||all|
|Follow-up Work Item to Maintain Material Related Objects||This guide describes how to integrate follow-up work items for material related objects into the MDG Change Request process.||MDG6.1||all|
|Rule Based Workflow with Partial Activation||When 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.|
|Rule Based Workflow: Enhancement for parallel workitems||BADI USMD_SSW_PARA_RESULT_HANDLER|
|Rule Based Workflow: Enhancement for Flexible User Determination||BADI USMD_SSW_DYNAMIC_AGENT_SELECT|
Sending an E-mail notification from the rules-based workflow
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).
|Performance Tweaks||Besides 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.||MDG6.1||all|
|Performance Tweaks||Besides 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.||EhP6||EhP6|
|Data Model MM Metadata|
A zip file containing a spreadsheet containing information on the data model MM (without classification), the MaterialERPBulkReplicateRequest, and related backend data.
|Enterprise Search in MDG||This guide describes Enterprise Search in general and its use in Master Data Governance for Material (MDG-M). Links to the most important Enterprise Search documentation are provided here, based on SAP NetWeaver 7.5.||all||all|
|Set Up and Enhance SAP HANA Search for Material|
This guide provides background information about the SAP HANA search and describes how to configure it if you have extended the data model.
|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.
|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||all|
|Enhance the Material Search (EhP5)||Adding extra fields to the search template.||EhP5||EhP5|
|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.||EhP6||all|
|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).
|Using Enterprise Material Services (SOA)||This guide explains how to enhance the asynchronous SAP Material Enterprise Services MaterialERPBulkReplicateRequest_In||MDG6.1||all|