Data Fields are grouped into tabs on the GDS Item Maintenance and Item Details screens. Some of these tabs and fields are predefined and are viewed according to the role assigned to the user. These predefined tabs and fields are in accordance with the standards of the Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN). The SAP MDM GDS Console supports and is compliant with these GDSN standards for item information.
Additional user defined tabs can be configured in Application Configurations → UI Configuration depending if the role assigned gives permission for the user to configure the UI.
There are two types of tabs:
● Global Tabs
For global attributes of a trade item
Global attributes are values of a product that are applicable to all target markets.
● Normal Tabs
For normal attributes of an item. Attributes that are relevant only to a specific target market
These items have the same GTIN and same Information Provider but a different Target Market.
You can configure the GDS console user interface by defining new tabs, groups and fields according to the item data that is required.
The process is as follows:
1. New tabs are defined and configured
More information: Configuring a New Tab
2. New groups are defined and configured within the tab
More information: Configuring a New Group
3. New fields are defined within each group
More information: Configuring a New Field
You can only define fields that already exist in the GDS repository.
You can also modify and delete tabs, groups and fields until the UI is configured according to the requirements of the customer
More information: Modifying or Deleting Tabs, Groups and Fields
User Tabs Configuration Screen
After configuration, user defined tabs, groups and fields are displayed on the Item Maintenance and Item Details screens of the GDS Console UI as shown below: