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Transfer a QEA/QEAX Repository to FEAP Format

It is possible that at some point you might need to share your SQLite QEA file with a team member who is using an older version of Enterprise Architect (version 15.2 or earlier). However, older versions of Enterprise Architect cannot open a QEA file. In such situations, you can use the 'Copy QEA File to Firebird (FEAP)' option to transfer all the records from the QEA file to a Firebird file that can be opened in the older versions. This option is available in the Corporate, Unified and Ultimate Editions of Enterprise Architect.

All records in the target repository are overwritten in a transfer. So if you are transferring to an existing target Firebird project, take a backup of that project to ensure that you can recover any important information it already contains.

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Settings > Model > Transfer > Copy QEA Project to Firebird (FEAP)

Perform a Project Data Transfer

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Note that in the 'Transfer Type' panel the 'QEA to FEAP' radio button defaults to selected.

In the 'Source Project' field, browse for and select the name of the source QEA project.

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In the 'Target Project' field, browse for and select the name of the target Firebird project.

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If you want to capture the transfer in a log file, select the 'Logfile' checkbox and browse for the appropriate log file location.

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Click on the Transfer button, and monitor the progress of the transfer in the 'Progress' bar.

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When the process is complete, it is good practice to do a Project Compare to verify that all records are written.

Compare Projects

Notes

  • This option is available in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Enterprise Architect Release 16.0
  • In the Corporate, Unified and Ultimate Editions of Enterprise Architect, if security is enabled you must have 'Transfer Data' permission to transfer project data

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