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Navigate External Data

Each Integration Provider can be navigated through to show lists of external items that can be linked to Enterprise Architect. Each provider might provide a slightly different mechanism for navigation, based on how it stores its data. Some provide a simple folder hierarchy, whilst others provide for user-defined filters. See the What data is returned by Integration Plug-ins table in the Install and Configure Help Topic for details of each provider.

Access

Ribbon

Specialize > Tools > System Integration > Open External Data

Navigate the Hierarchy

Begin navigation by selecting the provider type from the right-hand drop-down menu.

Provider list

Next, each provider type offers a slightly different navigation system; for example, Dropbox allows for browsing the folder structure, whilst Jira give a list of projects followed by a list of user queries.

Item List

At each navigation level, if available, a list of items corresponding to the navigation level will populate the left-hand panel.

Any local Enterprise Architect elements that are linked to the external item will be shown as a child of the external item.

Linked item

All Items Linked to Model

At each navigation level there is an option to show all local Enterprise Architect elements that are linked to the selected external data source. Select 'All Items Linked to Model' and choose the number of days prior to today (7, 30 or 90 days, or 'All') from which to collect the information.

Choose 'All Items Linked to Model' on the root navigation level to see the linked items for all external providers.

This view differs from the regular list as it shows the local Enterprise Architect element on top, and the external linked item as a child of the local element. All the same context menu items are available in the view.

Local linked item

Show Items Linked to Current Context

In the integrations menu, select 'Items Linked to Current Context' to show only the external items that are linked to the currently selected local element. That is, select an item in the Browser window and see the external items that are linked to it.

This view is the same as for 'All Items Linked to Model'.