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2160815 - FAQ: SRM-MDM Catalog versioning and compatibility with SAP MDM and SAP SRM



Disclaimer: Only SAP MDM Catalog 7.02 NW 7.5 will be supported untill 31 December 2027. Lower catalog releases won't receive maintenance starting 2021.

As such, the information in this KBA is deprecated. It won't be archived as a reference for customers that decided for not updating their catalogs from older releases.

For more details on this topic, read the notes:

  • SAP KBA 2890329 - Maintenance for SAP MDM Catalog Management
  • SAP KBA 2864823 - Usage of SAP NW MDM 7.1 for Product SAP NetWeaver Master Data Management for catalog management (SAP MDM CATALOG MGMT)


This FAQ note provides information about:

  • the different versions of SRM-MDM Catalog
  • its compatibility with SAP MDM, SAP SRMSAP NetWeaver Application Server and SAP Enterprise Portal
  • the different components that compose the solution



  • SAP Supplier Relationship Management (SRM)
  • SAP enhancement package for SAP Supplier Relationship Management
  • Product Catalogs

Applications and components involved:


Sometimes the name similarity may confuse people that are unfamiliar with this application scenario. Let's separate and understand what is each part involved in this solution:

  • SAP SRM: the procurement application that creates Shopping Carts, Purchase Orders, etc.
  • SRM-MDM Catalog: the catalog application that is installed in the web server. The J2EE component is named SAP_MDM_CAT. The catalog solution has two main screens:
    • Search UI: screen where the user browses the product catalog and checks out the choosen items to SAP SRM.
    • Config UI: where the catalog administrator sets up display, search and OCI settings.
  • SAP MDM: the platform that hosts the catalog contents in a repository. The MDM solution is composed by several applications, and these are the ones relevant for using with SRM-MDM Catalog:
    • MDM Server (MDS): the application that hosts the repositories.
    • MDM Import Server (MDIS): that receives data from external applications and imports this data to the repositories.
    • MDM Java API and MDM Connector: J2EE components that connect the SRM-MDM catalog to the MDM Server. The J2EE components are named MDM_JAVA_API and MDM_CONNECTOR respectively.

Now that each component is defined and explained, we will answer most frequent questions about the versioning and compatibility of these applications.


SAP NetWeaver Master Data Management for catalog management all versions ; SAP Supplier Relationship Management all versions ; SAP enhancement package for SAP Supplier Relationship Management all versions


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