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SRM-MDM Catalog Implementation – End to End Procedure

SRM-MDM Catalog Implementation – End to End Procedure

Applies to:

Standard SAP MDM 7.1 Console, SAP SRM 7.0, SRM–MDM catalog 3.0 SP11, SRM-MDM catalog content 3.0, MDM SRM UI App. For more information, visit the Master Data Management homepage.


The main purpose of this article is to show how to integrate SRM-MDM Catalog. A basic step by step guide to implement SRM-MDM Catalog.

Author:        Nitish Sharma

Company:    Mahindra Satyam

Created on:  21 june 2012

Author Bio


Nitish Sharma has been associated with Mahindra Satyam for 15 months and has been a part of MDM practice. He is skilled in SAP MDM, SAP MDG, SRM MDM, Java, J2EE and completed his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science.


Table of Contents

1) Background

2) Prerequisites

3) MDM configuration

            Creating a mask

            Assigning records to mask

4) UI configuration

5) SRM configuration

6) Conclusion

7) Related Content

8) Copyright

1) Background

The purpose of this document is to show connectivity for SRM-MDM Catalog, creation of catalogs and creation of OCI mappings. Relevant screenshots are provided that explain the whole end to end procedure to set up SRM-MDM Catalog content.

  2) Prerequisites

System Type


Pack Purpose

SAP MDM 7.1 Console

To setup SRMMDM Catalog repository



To setup Catalog ID & call structure

SRM–MDM catalog 3.0 SP11


Catalog Repository

SRM-MDM catalog content 3.0

SRM MDM catalog content deployment


To configure OCI structure & search engine

  3) MDM configuration

Creating a mask


Assigning records to mask


  4) UI configuration

Enter all the details to login


Every user is assigned to a repository, select the user as maintained in Webservice.


The Configuration view shows the user specific configuration of SRM MDM Catalog. In the General pane, you can set Shopping options, Item Display Criteria, Search, Shopping Lists and OCI Mapping.



The OCI Mapping is shown in below screenshot.



Here under Customize Display->item lists, we select the fields which we want to deal with on the portal. Just select field and click on add.


For example


Here under Customize Display->Cart preview, we can check the preview of previous step.


Here under Customize Display-> compare, we can compare the positions of fields of selected fields in previous step with SRM-MDM repository fields. On the right hand side using up and down button we can adjust the positions of fields.


Under customize search tab, you can specify that on which fields search can be performed, and what should be the conditions like word “starts with n or m” etc.



For example



5) SRM configuration

Go to transaction SPRO(it requires SRM side authorization first to log in SRM)


Click on SAP Refrence IMG


Click on SAP Implementation->SAP SRM-> SRM Server->Master Data->Content Management-> Define external web services.


Enter the catalog web service id and description for the mask created in SAP MDM


After creating webservice id go to Standard call structure to assign relevant parameters which include repository name (to which catalog belongs), catalog name (mask name).


After assigning all the parameters now we have to assign user id to particular catalog. Go to pposa_bbp tcode. Click on select attribute, then ‘+’ symbol to add user id and catalog


  6) Conclusion

With the implementation of above procedure, now we can able to access catalog (mask created in mdm) on the portal, the id created in the last step can only access assigned catalog. The fields which are selected in UI implementation step will be visible in portal. The name of catalog (webservice id) given in webservice under standard call structure will also be visible. So, assigned user can now access the catalog and can make a shopping cart with the items assigned to particular catalog.

7) Related Content

8) Copyright

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  • Hi Nitish,

    Nice post. Thank you for that. Figures 4 through 20 are still invisible. If you could somehow upload it, it will make the post really valuable.

    Thanks and Regards

  • Raghavendra

    Were you able to get the proper document, with all the viewable screens in it.Please let us know.


    Would be so help ful if you can upload it and make sure that all the screen shots are available.



  • Good document, but there are few screen shots not visible

    On my present issue:

    Few of the records are still showing lock and workflow sign, but I can't see the WF task, even I logged in with system admin ID. How to see user ID who is holding the work item?

    Also, how to see user ID who protected records.



  • Hi Nitish,

    Thanks for the this great post.

    I would request here that since the images are not clear , can you please zip all the images and attached with this doc, so that we all can understand these steps.

    But, Really a Great Work 🙂

    Shiva Sahu

  • Hello Girish & All,

    I have to do the installation of MDM 7.1 and later i have to connect it with SRM system in DB - MS SQL and OS Being windows server 2012 . Please let me know during installation do i have to choose central system or central system with SRM-MDM catalog?

  • Hello Nitesh,

    I'm  MDM functional consultant.

    Currently we are on MDM NW portal. And we are planning to migrate from MDM to MDG

    I would like to ask you, what are the basic knowledge we require for MDG start

    .. Do we have to learn each and every step of MM and SD (like different PO and SO knowledge in SAP) .

    I'm trying to gather knowledge from google, but it will be great if you can guide us for MDG path.

    Thank you for your support!