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how to configure import slice and import sleep time in MDIS ?

what isthe importance of import slice and import sleep time in MDM 7.1 . how to configure these paramaters in mdis.ini file . when i studied in MDM 7.1 console reference guide i havent undertand these terms . please help me in this regard .............

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When importing records into an MDM repository, the MDM Server (MDS)

locks the repository from all other client activities in order to

safeguard the integrity of the repository's data. To maintain the safe

and timely import of data without sacrificing performance for other MDM

clients, a balance must be struck between the amount of time MDS devotes

to importing records and the time it allows for processing requests from

other clients.

To help you optimize this balance, MDM introduces the concepts of import

slices and import sleep time. Import slices divide a set of import

records into smaller groups (slices) for MDS to process. By breaking up

a large import job into multiple slices, other MDM clients no longer

have to wait until the entire import job is complete before their

requests can be answered by MDS. Now, MDS can set aside time between

processing each import slice to respond to requests from other clients.

During this period, called the import sleep time, MDS becomes available

to all other client activities. Once the import sleep time ends, MDS

starts processing the next import slice. MDS continues alternating

between import slices and import sleep time until the entire import job

is completed.

In order to set these parameters, you should add the these parameters to the MDS.ini

After such an entry, a restart of MDS is required.

An example set up would be :

Import Slice Size Min=10000

Import Slice Size Max=50000

Import Slice Size=50000

Import Sleep Time Max=100

Of course, you would need to adjust these setting to your business requirements and scenario needs.

Best regards,

Hedda Cohen.

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