MDM Workflow Launch Problem version SAP MDM

heck the SAP Note 1300651 - Workflow table is disabled - MDM Data Manager
In MDM Data Manager, make sure the Workflows table is the current table. In the Records pane, select any workflow record.
In the Record Detail tab, then double-click on the Workflow property to open Microsoft Visio. Choose Tools > Options from the Visio main menu.Choose File Paths to open the File Paths dialog. In the File Paths dialog, set both Add-Ons and Start-Up to the folder where the Worklfow.vsl file is installed (the Data Manager installation folder, by default). Click OK to close the File Paths dialog.

also go through the links below for similar issue

for MS visio version

SAP MDM Tutorial Sample

Hi Xi_ted below are the links which will hwlp you to understand MDM scenarios and the efrence guide links also present.


SAP Netweaver MDM Overview

SAP NETWEAVER MDM Leverage MDM in ERP Environments - An Evolutionary Approach -

Master Data Management architecture patterns

MDM and Enterprise SOA

Effective Hierarchy Management Using SAP NetWeaver MDM for Retail

MDM World

MDM: Master Data for Global business

MDM Master Data Management Hub Architecture

Improve Efficiency and Data Governance with SAP NetWeaver MDM

Data Modeling i MDM

SRM-MDM Catalog,289142,sid91_gci1287620,00.html?bucket=NEWS&topic=307330

MDM Console --

MDM Import manager --

MDM DataManager --

MDM Syndicator --

MDM library link

SAP MDM Console 7.1 Reference Guide:

MDM Workflow - Exclude a user in a step

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We are in SAP MDM 7.1 SP04.

1. Start - Process - Approve -- Stop
2. Start - Check out record
3. Stop - Check In Record.
4. Process Step owner - Launcher of the Workflow.
5. Approve Step assigned to a Role.
6. 2 roles - Requestor and Approver.
7 User A has both Roles Requestor and Approver.

Q: Requestor(User A) launches the workflow - while sending from Process to Approve Step - we have to ensure that the owner of process tep in the workflow should not be able to approve the record -- Is it possible to check and exclude or show an error message that the previous owner is not allowed to be selected in the Approve step.
so my another question to you is

what is the assignee type and authorizations are provided to this User or Roles ?

are you assigning the same roles to both this users ? What is the Execution type for this Workflow? try to make it as All Sequential Orderd and then see if it works if it does not then please let me know we will check out some other way for this/

Message Flow from MDM to PI:

Message Flow from MDM to PI:
MDM JCA Adapter catches the syndication event and uses the MDM Port functions to retrieve the data.
It is important to understand that only MDSS is able to throw the syndication event.
A manual syndication using the Syndicator does not throw this event, I mean that MDM 7.1 PI Adapter is unable to pick the XML message coming from the manual syndication.
So here i assume that every file picked from MDM port is syndicated using MDSS only in your case. If it is not there i mean manual syndication too then PI will not pick this file. So for automated operation Syndication services should be always running.
lly for PI to MDM, Event is thown by MDIS and caught by MDM JCA Adapter.

Also, Check you need to deploy the JAVA API for MDM Adapter. The MDM-Adapter is not started until you deploy the JAVA API. You can check the status of the Adapter in the NWA -> Start & Stop Application -> Search for "MDM".
Make sure that the MDM Java API (Connector) deployed on the J2EE engine matches the version of the MDM server on which the repository is mounted.

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