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  • 1.  Master Data Management Process

    Posted Nov 23, 2021 11:04
    Hello All ,

    I was wondering if anyone has come across or created a Master Data Management Process . If yes please feel free to contact me or post your guidance here in the forum.

    Your help is much appreciated.

    Pushpika Lanka
    AT&T Inc.

  • 2.  RE: Master Data Management Process

    TM Forum Member
    Posted Nov 24, 2021 04:04
    The notion of federated data management came up in the development of the ODA integration patterns in

    IG1222 ODA Technical Architecture Suite    see Part 4
     especially sections  2.4  Master Data Management (MDM)     within  section 2 ODA Service and Integration Pattern: Catalog Federation

    Section 3 has a related example on inventories.
    and the general topic of data synchronization is in section 4  ODA Integration Pattern: Data Synchronization Pattern- Catalog Examples

    Prior to our our open API Program  we did publish a catalog to catlog interface to support these concepts 

    GB978 Catalog to Catalog Interface R17.5.1

    You will see in our Open API Table - TM Forum Ecosystem API Portal for catalogs and some inventory APIs the use of an import and export job to support synchronisation /distribution of catalog and inventory information also described in

    TMF630 REST API Design Guidelines 4.2.0 part 4
    Import and export jobs 

    Dave Milham
    TM Forum, Chief Architect

  • 3.  RE: Master Data Management Process

    TM Forum Member
    Posted Nov 24, 2021 14:11
    Just a friendly warning regarding Open API import/export.
    There is work to be done to define more fully the semantics for the import and export jobs. For example:
    • How to identify the population for export
    • How to recognize and manage import of entities that already exist in the target
    • How to handle failures
    So people planning to use the import/export are advised to check carefully what use cases they need to address, and make the necessary adjustments and enhancements to the basic Open API capabilities in this area.

    There is an open CR for improvements, , members of the Open API project can view this CR and make additional comments there.

    Jonathan Goldberg
    Amdocs Management Limited
    Any opinions and statements made by me on this forum are purely personal, and do not necessarily reflect the position of the TM Forum or my employer.

  • 4.  RE: Master Data Management Process

    TM Forum Member
    Posted Nov 24, 2021 14:44
    Jonathan good point about things that ned to be considered adn addressed.

    TMF630 part 4 is really more about mechanisms
    Some of your points about application aspect of import and export are discussed in GB978 Catalog to Catalog Interface R17.5.1 such as section 8 
    but non of these are really complete. However gives one a good idea how to address the original question.

    Dave Milham
    TM Forum, Chief Architect