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Model Panel

The 'Model' panel provides facilities to configure options for the current model, 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

Facility

Description

See also

Options

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

Source Code Engineering Options Model Options Specify Required MDG Technologies

Auditing

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

Audit View

Integrity

Occurrences such as network crashes or failed XMI imports can sometimes compromise the integrity of information in the model database. Clicking on the '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
  • Project Compare - displays the 'Project Compare' dialog, with which you can compare one model database against another, at a table record level
  • 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
  • Manage .EAPX/.EAP File - clicking on this item displays a pop-up menu with these options:
         -  Repair .EAPX/.EAP File - use this option to repair a .EAPX or .EAP file that 
            has become damaged due to system or network outages
         -  Compact .EAPX/.EAP File - removes deleted records from the database
            tables
         -  Update .EAPX/.EAP File Indexes - updates the selected .EAPX or .EAP file to the
            latest set of indexes (schema 1558)
  • Manage Firebird
         -  Update Index Statistics - optimize indexes on Firebird databases
  • Run Patch - displays the 'Run Patch' dialog, which provides a means to run patches that could be provided by Sparx Systems, to update the database structure of the current model
Compare Projects Replication Check Data Integrity Reset Auto Increments Project Maintenance

Transfer

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

  • Full Project Transfer via Connection - display the 'Project Transfer' dialog; use this dialog to copy the tables and records of one project database to another
  • Full Project Transfer via Native XML - export or import a complete project in the native XML format
  • Migrate EAP/EAPX Project to QEA - migrate a complete project from an EAP or EAPX file to another repository
  • Copy QEA Project to Firebird (FEAP) - copy the project data from a .qea file (in Enterprise Architect release 16.0 upwards) to a legacy .FEAP file (for use in Release 15.2 or earlier)
  • EAP to QEA Project Transfer - copy the project data from a .eap or .feap file (from Enterprise Architect Release 15.2 or earlier) to a .QEA file (for Release 16.0 or higher, both 32 bit and 64 bit)
  • Perform project file replication work on either a .eap project file or a .qea project file:

     -  Make Design Master - prepare a .EAPX/.EAP file or a .QEA 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 users have made conflicting

        changes to the model database, manually decide which change will

        override the other (not for QEA Replication)

  • 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
Import Reference Data Export Reference Data Linking Reference Data Transfer a Complete Repository Transfer a QEA/QEAX Repository to FEAP Format

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