My intention is to write MS access query to perform a search to retrieve material parts as it is very difficult to do so through front end.(Data manager)
As in front end i need to search one part at a time through free form search.
I am on MDM 5.5 and i use SQL server as my Database.
Under this folder tree, 2 folders A2i_CM_Tables and A2i_CM_Fields exist which store the table and field names.
You can read these DB tables from below mentioned options.
1.MS Access > Connect to SQL Source > Define DB Server name > Select Repository name>Choose the table
2. Use SQL Server Enterprise manager > Navigate to required table (table names mentioned above).
If you want you can share what kind of search you are looking for, so that we can try with Data Manager only.
The material numbers in my data model is a text field and so i m not sure how to run a query to find out say if 100 mat exist in mdm ?
If you can think of a feasible expression plz help.
As per you,i should not face any major problem to using Access to run this query at the database level.
If so ill be happy to use your suggestion.But plz tell me on which database table should I query and how to get the above result.
If i query on the A2i-CM_tables will i get the extract of the 100 mat i want to search.
Material Number = 100 OR Material Number = 300 OR Material Number = 500 OR Material Number = 900
Click on Browse button of Expression field present under Free Form Search and select the Material Number field from the Fields dropdown (don’t write it)
ill def try this option..but i am really interested in knowing how to query this frm the database.
As it is really convient to use these MS Access.
Will I be able to see the Main table(products) and the main tables records under the A2i_CM_Tables in the backend database?
If yes,then can i query on this table directly from MS Access and what are the complexities in doing this if any?
A2i_CM_Fields contains all the fields in a given table. Select the table name/id to get the list of all fields in the table .
Note the Field name or field Id that you are looking for .Eq. Product Name.
Write a simple query using above table and field names to search field values.
Hope this helps.