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Compact a .QEA/.QEAX Project

After a period of time, through general use, a .QEA or .QEAX project file might occupy more disc space than necessary. You can move the project to a local drive and compact the file to recover the unused space.

Enterprise Architect provides two separate but similar options to compact a .QEA or .QEAX repository:

  1. Run the compact process against the current or selected project
  2. Compact the current or selected project to a new file, this option keeps the original repository unchanged

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Settings > Model > Integrity > Manage .QEA/.QEAX File > Compact .QEA/.QEAX File

Settings > Model > Integrity > Manage .QEA/.QEAX File > Compact .QEA/.QEAX to new file

Compact a .QEA/.QEAP file

Step

Action

1

Either:

  • Open the .QEAX project file to compact    or
  • Ensure that there is no project open (you will be prompted after step 3)

2

Ensure no other users have the file open.

3

Select the 'Compact .QEA/.QEAX File...' option.

4

Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.

Once the process completes Enterprise Architect will display a message indicating both original and compacted sizes.

Compact a .QEA/.QEAP file to new file

Step

Action

1

Either:

  • Open the .QEAX project file to compact    or
  • Ensure that there is no project open (you will be prompted after step 3)

2

Ensure no other users have the file open.

3

Select the 'Compact .QEA/.QEAX to new file...' option.

4

Enter the file name of the new file; this will be the file that receives the compacted version of the selected repository.

5

Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.

Once the process completes Enterprise Architect will display a message indicating both original and compacted sizes.

Notes

  • Always compact projects on a local drive, never on a network drive
  • In the Corporate, Unified and Ultimate Editions of Enterprise Architect, if security is enabled you must have 'Administer Database' permission to compact a project

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