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What are the basics I need to know about SAP NetWeaver MDM?
The Wiki page features a Getting started with SAP NetWeaver MDM section that collects various information, definitions, links and more for MDM Beginners. In addition, SDN features a Getting Started page for MDM
Can I install and run several versions of the MDM Clients in parallel on my PC?
Yes, both the installation as well as the parallel usage of all MDM Clients (e.g. Console, Data Manager, and so on) is possible. To achieve this, you need to change the default path suggested by the MDM installer during the MDM Client installation. You can use any destination folder on your local PC.
In SAP MDM Development we use a central folder SAP MDM Clients as root folder for our installations. Below this folder there is a specific one for each MDM build version we need to work with. The screenshot shows that it is even possible to install MDM 5.5 and MDM 7.1 Clients in parallel.
What are the basics I need to know about the predefined SAP Business Content?
Where can I find Repositories with Data?
The predefined SAP Business Content contains a small set of sample data that can be used to demonstrate the MDM capabilities. The sample data is directly shipped with the content deliverables. Additionally there is a NetWeaver MDM Demo Package available for MDM 5.5
How can I connect MDM with BI?
The predefined SAP Business Content used a file based approach to send data to BI. Each repository contains a Syndication Map that sends relevant data to BI. Alternatively you can use the MDM ABAP API to set up a direct connection between the systems.
Where can I find more information?
The SAP MDM WIKI space contains several articles of various topics that contain additional information - but are to large for the FAQs. Use the links below to browse through the existing information.
Multiple Main Tables and Import Manager — Some things to know about the import and multiple main tables.
Links — Links to additional information related to MDM outside the Wiki pages.
Getting started with SAP NetWeaver MDM — The Beginners Guide for MDM
Efficient Repository Designing in MDM — Useful tips, tricks and recommendations for data modeling in MDM.
SAP Business Content — FAQ, tipps and tricks related to the SAP predefined Business Content