Symptoms

When you use Microsoft SQL Server 2012 or 2014 Master Data Services (MDS), the history can grow very big, and there is no built-in function to clean it up. Three stored procedures are added to clean up staging, validation, and transaction history. The usage is as follows:

--@ModelID is the model ID that you clean up the log for.
--@CLeanupOlderThanDate is the date before that the logs or records is deleted.

DECLARE @CleanupOlderThanDate date = '<Date>', @ModelID INT = <ID>
--Cleanup Transaction History
EXEC mdm.udpTransactionsCleanup @ModelID, @CleanupOlderThanDate;

--Cleanup Validation History
EXEC mdm.udpValidationsCleanup @ModelID, @CleanupOlderThanDate;

--Cleanup entity-based staging table
EXEC mdm.udpEntityStagingBatchTableCleanup @ModelID, @CleanupOlderThanDate;


Note The central tables that grow large are mdm.tblTransaction, mdm.tblTransactionAnnotation, mdm.tblValidationLog, mdm.tblValidationHistory, and mdm.tblStgBatch.

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Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

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