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Delete a Version (Master Data Services)

In Master Data Services, delete a version when you are sure you no longer need the master data associated with the version. After you delete a version, you cannot retrieve the associated master data.

Caution note Caution

If a model has only one version and you delete it, the model becomes unusable.

To perform this procedure:

  • You must have permission to view the mdm.viw_SYSTEM_SCHEMA_VERSION view and to execute the mds.udpVersionDelete stored procedure in the Master Data Services database. For more information, see Database Object Security (Master Data Services).

To delete a version

  1. Open SQL Server Management Studio and connect to the Database Engine instance for your Master Data Services database.

  2. Open the mdm.viw_SYSTEM_SCHEMA_VERSION view.

  3. Find the version of the model you want to delete and copy the value in the ID field.

  4. Create a new query.

  5. Type the following text, replacing version_ID with the value you copied in step 2.

    EXEC [mdm].[udpVersionDelete] @Version_ID='version_ID'
    
  6. Run the query.

    Note Note

    You may have to wait a few minutes before the Web application reflects the change.

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