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Create a Schema Profile

A schema profile identifies the name, technology and content of the schema as a precursor to defining how the schema is generated. You can create and edit as many schema profiles as you need. Schema profiles are bound to a single technology and will either map to a generated schema or a sub-setting transform.





Design > Tools > Schema Composer > Open Schema Composer

Creating a new Profile

If you are creating a schema for a particular technology, start by opening a model that has the requisite meta-model loaded. Sparx Systems make a number of meta-models available when using the Model Wizard and/or from the Sparx RAS/Cloud services. Follow these steps to build a new Profile. With the Schema Composer displayed, click on the 'New' button and select the profile type, either Schema or Transform.

The New Profile Screen



See also

Schema Set

Select the standard that you have wish to use or choose the 'Generic' option.


Depending on the standard you have selected this field might take an automatic value or remain blank. Provide a relevant namespace if blank.

Save profile To:

Profiles can be stored in the file system or in the model. Profiles stored in the model can be shared with others, while file system profiles are private.


Click on this button to edit the new schema in the Composer.

Save the profile

Click the Update button to save the profile you have just created.


  • The process of creating and generating schema for NIEM has additional notes in the MDG Technology for NIEM Help topic
  • The Schema Composer is supported in the Corporate, Systems Engineering, Business and Software Engineering and Ultimate editions of Enterprise Architect

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