MDM Taxonomy attribute values disappearing

Hello -
a problem has been encountered where some of the attributes of the taxonoy table disappear when  two taxonomy fields in MDM main table lookup the same taxonomy table.
However, these attribue values still appear in the main table records, they just disappeared from
the "search parameter" area.
Has such a problem ever been encountered? If so -  how has it been resolved?
Please let me know
Thank you in advance

Hi,
I don't know about any SAP note related to this problem, but you can just refer to Console reference guide and help.sap.com files, there you will find that we cant create a main table field of type taxonomy which refer to same taxonomy table. Its written "A product can belong to at most one leaf-node category." so that can be the reason we can use only one taxonomy table per main table field.
http://help.sap.com/saphelp_mdmgds55/helpdata/EN/8e/9f9c427055c66ae10000000a155106/frameset.htm
See this: Console Reference Guide--> Repository Maintenance -->Designing an MDM Repository -->Taxonomy Lookup Tables
BR,
Alok
Edited by: Alok Sharma on Mar 12, 2008 5:24 PM

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