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The documents cover different releases from EhP5 to MDG 8.0; their exact validity is mentioned for the individual document.

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    Title/Group
    Description and Documents
    Valid-From
    Valid-To
    Extensibility
    Best Practice for Maintenance StatusThis guide provides background information about the maintenance statuses for the material master and the use of the maintenance statuses in MDG for Material.allall
    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.allall
    Set Up Parallel Change Requests for MaterialChange 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.MDG7.0all
    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.

    MDG7.0all
    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)
    EhP6
    all
    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.
    (YMARC example)
    For additional information about how to extend the UI, see :
    EhP6
    all

    Extend MDG-M by a New Entity Type for custom Z-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 Z-backend tables after activation of the change request.
    (YBUPA example)

    EhP6
    all
    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.EhP6all
    This guide describes how to extend the UI of Master Data Governance for Material to display additional data.
    EhP6
    all
    Adjust MDG-M HomepageThis guide describes how to extend the Homepage of Master Data Governance for Material to display additional linksEhP6all
    Create Custom Print FormsThis guide shows you how to create a custom print form to support different layouts and custom fields.MDG7.0all
    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.EhP5all
    Central guide for SAP MDG-M extensibilityIncludes topics such as field extensions, table extensions, UI adaptation, etc.EhP5EhP5
    This guide describes how to adapt the generic UI of Master Data Governance for Material in EhP5.
    EhP5EhP5
    File Up and DownloadThis How To Guide shows how the CSV file download and upload functionality can be used for MDG materials.EhP5EhP5
    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+.
    EhP5
    all
    Workflow
    Enable Dynamic Parallel Approval for Company Code Data in Rule-based WorkflowThis document shows you how to create parallel approval workflow steps using a rule-based workflow when the parallel number is determined dynamically.MDG6.1all
    Follow-up Work Item to Maintain Material Related ObjectsThis guide describes how to integrate follow-up work items for material related objects into the MDG Change Request process.MDG6.1all
    Rule Based Workflow with Partial ActivationWhen 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.
    MDG6.1
    all
    BADI USMD_SSW_RULE_CONTEXT_PREPARE
    EhP5
    all
    Rule Based Workflow: Enhancement for parallel workitemsBADI USMD_SSW_PARA_RESULT_HANDLER
    EhP5
    all
    Rule Based Workflow: Enhancement for Flexible User DeterminationBADI USMD_SSW_DYNAMIC_AGENT_SELECT
    EhP5
    all
    BADI USMD_SSW_SYSTEM_METHOD_CALLER
    EhP5
    all
    Sending an E-mail notification from the rules-based workflow
    EhP5
    all
    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).
    EhP5
    all
    Performance
    Performance TweaksBesides 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.MDG6.1all
    Performance TweaksBesides 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.EhP6EhP6

    Data Models
    Data Model Metadata
    A zip file containing a spreadsheet containing information on the data model MM (without classification), the MaterialERPBulkReplicateRequest, and related backend data. There is no update to the data model for Material in MDG90.
    allall
    Search
    Enhance the Material Search (EhP5)Adding extra fields to the search templateEhP5EhP5
    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.
    MDG6.1
    all
    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
    Set up and enhance SAP HANA search for materialThis guide provides background information about the SAP HANA search and describes how to configure it if you have extended the data model. MDG7all
    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.EhP6all
    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).

    EhP6all
    Using Enterprise Material Services (SOA)This guide explains how to enhance the asynchronous SAP Material Enterprise Services MaterialERPBulkReplicateRequest_InMDG6.1all

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