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Export Reference Data

When you have a complete project set up, with fully defined project data, it is possible to capture either selected categories or all categories of that data, and export it to a single XML file. You can then review the data, and import it to another project or tool so that you do not have to define it all again. The exported data includes all instances of the selected data type in the project; for example, all defined cardinality values, or all RTF Style Templates.

Access    Project | Model Import/Export | Export Reference Data

Select and Export Reference Data



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On the Export Reference Data dialog, click on the '+' box against each table group you want to expand.




Select the checkbox against each table or table group to export.

If you select the top-level, group-name checkbox, all tables in that group are selected for export.

Constraint Status Types

Constraint Types

Difficulty Types

Priority Types

Requirement Types

Scenario Types

Status Colors (colors defined for status types)

Status Types

Status Types - Application (elements to which status can be applied)

Test Status Types

Type Default (the defined default value for each General Types data type; for example, as set on the Difficulty tab)


Model Authors

Project Clients

Project Resources

Project Roles


General Effort Types

Defined Metric Types

Risk Types


Defined Problem Types

Maintenance Types (Problem Types plus Test Types)

Test Types


Cardinality Types

Property Types (Tagged Value Types)

Stereotypes (as listed on the Stereotypes page of the UML Types dialog)

UML Patterns (Resources)


Estimation - Environment Complexity Factor Values

Estimation - Technical Complexity Factor Values

Standard Complexity Types (a Predefined Reference Data Tagged Value Type)


Security - Groups

Security - Group Permission

Security - Users

Security User Groups

Security - User Permissions


Calendar of Events

Calendar Event Types

Model Images

Project Issues

Project Glossary

Project Tasks


Diagram Matrix Profiles (Model Profiles)

Gap Matrix Profiles


Linked Document Templates (each of the Linked Document templates in the Resources window)


RTF Document Templates (each of the Extended RTF Style templates in the Resources window)


Templates - RTF Project Constants

Templates - RTF Style (the Legacy RTF Style templates in the Resources window)

Templates - RTF Style Detail (the content of the Legacy RTF Style templates)

Templates - RTF Tag & Language Options (RTF word substitution templates)


Templates - HTML Style (the web templates listed in the Resources window)

Templates - HTML Style Detail (the content of the HTML report templates)


Model Data Types - Code and DDL (for each programming language supported by Enterprise Architect)


Macro List (Preprocessor macros)


Import Component Types


Automation Scripts (JavaScript, JScript and VBScript)


Team Review


Code language templates and/or transformation templates, where templates for a particular language or transformation exist in the model


CSV Specifications



Click on the Export button.




When prompted to do so, enter a valid file name with a .XML extension.




Click on the Save and OK buttons.

This exports the data to the file; you can use any text or XML viewer to examine the file.




You can resize the Export Reference Data dialog; drag the dialog edges to the size you need
If there are no instances of a selected data type in the project, the export does not generate any output for that data type in the XML file
Currently, Standard Complexity Types cannot be directly edited and are therefore effectively standard for all models; they can be listed using the Predefined Reference Data Tagged Value type ComplexityTypes

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