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openEHR Artetypes into EA
« on: June 06, 2020, 12:50:42 am »
Fresh from the global summit and I've made some new friends - who share the same problem  :). It is:

How to import openEHR Archetypes into Enterprise Architect?

EA has an archetype modelling language MDG, so I was thinking it would be straightforward. Taking the example below of the blood pressure archetype, which you can download as XML or Archetype Description Language from, the issues in importing into Sparx EA involve the top level nodes of <definition> and <onotology> being dependent, and then the top level nodes for <description> and *<translations> would map to being metadata for the core definition. Can we pull the definition of an archetype / template / model out of openEHR itself into JSON and import from that?

Has anyone done this before? Is this a job for eaDocX Excel importer or such like?

Any pointers or prior art would be glady received.

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Re: openEHR Artetypes into EA
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2020, 02:33:52 am »
I think you would have to write a custom import feature.

I would be inclined to do that using an internal EA script, but you could also write an add-in or a standalone program if you wanted to.



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Re: openEHR Artetypes into EA
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2020, 12:40:17 pm »
Hi Geert
Thank you ... then that is what we shall do!  :)
All the best