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Code Ribbon

The 'Code' ribbon collects together all the tools for working with programming and database languages, including powerful tools to reverse engineer, forward engineer and synchronize code and models. A system can be designed from requirements down to visual models of the components and code elements, and then generated to programming or database code.

Part of the Code ribbon in Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect.

Part of the Code ribbon in Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect.




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The 'Import' panel provides facilities for importing existing projects from other tools, to create or add to an Enterprise Architect project, and for importing code files in a range of programming languages into your model, creating new model elements that represent the classes in those files.

Import Panel

Source Code

The 'Source Code' panel brings together a number of facilities for working with source code. Here, you can generate source code from the model and synchronize the model from the source code. You can also edit and merge source code files.

Source Code Panel


From the 'Schema' panel, you can access facilities for importing XSD files, WSDL files and DB Schema, and for generating XSD and WSDL files from your model. You can also edit XSL Transformations, and edit and debug language grammars.

Schema Panel


Within the powerful Execution Analyzer you can specify how the model is used to generate a built product, including how an application will be compiled, debugged and simulated. Source code files can be located and opened. The 'Services' icon provides options to start, stop and test Satellite and Agent services.

Build and Run

The 'Build and Run' Panel provides tools to create software products directly from models. The panel also provides commands to Run, Test and, Deploy an application.

Build and Run Panel


If any Integrated Development Environment applications have been installed on your system and made available through the MDG bridge technologies for the products, access icons would probably be assigned to the 'Add-Ins' panel of the 'Code' ribbon, as illustrated at the start of this topic.

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