Several XML files together determine certain characteristics of the
master index application, such as how data is processed, queried, and matched.
These files configure the runtime components of the master index application,
which are listed in Master Index Runtime Components.
Object Definition - Defines the data structure of
the object being indexed in a master index application.
Enterprise Data Manager - Configures
the search functions and appearance of the EDM, along with debug information
and security information for authorization.
Select - Configures the Query Builder component of the master index
application and defines the queries available for the index.
Match Field - Configures the
Matching Service and defines the fields to be standardized or used for matching.
It also specifies the match and standardization engines to use.
Configures the Manager Service and defines certain system parameters, such
as match thresholds, EUID attributes, and update modes. It also specifies
the query from the Query Builder to use for matching queries.
Best Record -
Configures the Update Manager and defines the strategies used by the survivor
calculator to determine the field values for the single best record (SBR).
You can define custom update procedures in this file.
Field Validation - Defines rules for validating field
values. Rules are predefined for validating the local ID field and you can
create custom validation rules to plug in to this file.
Security - This file is a placeholder
to be used in future versions.