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Using the Model Panel

The Model panel provides facilities to check and repair the integrity of the model database, to transfer project data from one database to another and to configure auditing settings for recording changes to the model database.

Available Facilities



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Displays the 'Manage Project Options' dialog, through which you configure options for the current model, including required and banned MDG Technologies, code generation and general options.

Source Code Engineering Options Model Specific Options Specify Required MDG Technologies


Clicking on the drop-down arrow displays a short menu of facilities for copying or sharing project data between one project and another.

  • Project Transfer - display the 'Project Transfer' dialog; use this dialog to copy the tables and records of one project database to another
  • Shared Repository - set up a shared repository for basic reference data to be shared between multiple implementation models
  • Export Reference Data - display the 'Export Reference Data' dialog; used to select specific types of Reference Data, for export to an XML file
  • Import Reference Data - display the 'Import Reference Data' dialog; used to import Reference Data from an XML file into the current model
Sharing Reference Data Compare Projects Project Data Transfer


Open the Audit View to configure and view audit management information for the current model.

The Audit View

Check Integrity

Occurrences such as network crashes or failed XMI imports can sometimes compromise the integrity of information in the model database. Clicking on the 'Check Integrity' drop-down arrow displays a list of commands for addressing these kinds of issue and for general database maintenance.

  • Project Integrity - displays the 'Project Integrity Check' dialog; used for examining database records to check for 'orphaned' records or inaccurate or unset identifiers
  • Reset IDs - displays the 'Reset Auto Increment Columns' dialog; used to re-sequence Auto ID numbers, eliminating gaps that occur from repeated import/export of Packages, thereby avoiding the maximum value allowed by the database
  • Project Compare - displays the 'Project Compare' dialog, with which you can compare one model database against another, at a table record level
  • Run Patch - displays the 'Run Patch' dialog; this provides a means to run patches that might be provided by Sparx Systems, to update the database structure of the current model
  • Manage .EAP File - clicking on this item displays a pop-up menu with these options:
         -  Repair .EAP File - use this option to repair an .EAP file that has become damaged due to
            system or network outages
         -  Compact .EAP File - removes deleted records from the database tables
         -  Update .EAP File Indexes - updates the selected .EAP file to the latest set of indexes (schema 1220)
         -  Make Design Master - prepare an .EAP file for the creation of database replicas
         -  Create New Replica - create database replicas from the Design Master file
         -  Synchronize Replicas - merge the changes made to each replica with the design master
         -  Remove Replication - remove from the database, the additional information that is
            required for managing database replication
         -  Resolve Replication Conflicts - where two user have made conflicting changes to the model database,
            manually decide which change will override the other
  • Manage Firebird
         -  Update Index Statistics - optimize indexes on Firebird databases
Compare Projects Replication Manage .EAP File Submenu Project Maintenance

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