Data domain templates

Network provides custom domain templates for Product Master and Payer Master. The templates are populated with the typical objects required for these business areas. Designing and implementing a data model takes time, so using a template accelerates the process and ensures that the data model is well-designed. You can make adjustments to the data model after the template is applied.

The template is provided by Network, but after it is downloaded, the data model is customer-owned.

Template preview

When you create a data domain using a template, you can view the objects, fields, and reference data that will be added to your Network instance before you apply the template.

The template wizard first displays an ERD view of the objects that will be added if you use the template. Each object also links to the fields that will be created when the template is applied. Click the link to view the fields.

Note: The Payer Master template includes the HCO object and address object. These objects already exist in your Network instance (in the Customer Master domain) so they will not be created, but they display in the ERD for completeness.

The next page of the wizard is a list view of the objects that will be added. You can click the link in the Fields column or the links in the Values column in the Reference Data section to view those data model objects that will also be added.

Before you apply the template you can override the name, description, and default icon that is used for the domain.

Template versions

Updated versions of the template can be available when the content in the configuration package is updated for feature enhancements.

When there's a mismatch between the feature version in your Network instance and the version in the template's configuration package, the template cannot be used to create a domain. Only the most recent versions of the template can be used to create a data domain. When your Network instance is updated, the template can be used.

This should only occur for the two weeks between Sandbox and Production releases.

Troubleshooting template issues

If an error occurs and the data domain template is not imported into your Network instance, a message displays on the Data Domains page. The configuration package for the template will display on the Configuration Import page (Settings > Configuration Import) so you can investigate the issue.

Note: If the template is successfully imported into your Network instance, the configuration package does not display on the Configuration Import page.


Administrators can use the System Audit Log to understand which templates were applied in their Network instance. To quickly see the templates, in the Object filter list, select DomainTemplate.