Import MDG Technologies to APPDATA

The preferred method of making an MDG Technology available to your project team members is to import the technology into the %APPDATA%\Sparx Systems\EA\MDGTechnologies folder. To import an MDG Technology you must have a suitable MDG Technology XML file. If the MDG Technology includes references to any metafiles, they should be in the same directory as the MDG Technology XML file.

On startup, Enterprise Architect scans the APPDATA folder (as well as the Enterprise Architect Install directory MDGTechnologies subfolder) for technology files, to make them available through the MDG Technologies dialog. Technologies imported to the APPDATA folder are indicated by the text Location: Technology.xml.

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Import a technology

Step

Action

1

On the Copy Technology to Application Data dialog, in the Filename field, type the path and filename of the MDG Technology file to import, or browse for it using the (  ...  ) button.

When you enter the filename, the MDG Technology name and version display in the Technology and Version fields.

 

2

Click on the OK button.

If the APPDATA folder does not yet exist, Enterprise Architect creates it
If the MDG Technology already exists, Enterprise Architect displays a prompt to overwrite the existing version and import the new one
 

Once the import is complete, you must restart Enterprise Architect; the MDG Technology is then listed in the MDG Technologies dialog.

 

Notes

This feature is not available in the Desktop edition of Enterprise Architect
To remove an MDG Technology which has been added in this way, locate the appropriate XML file in the %APPDATA%\Sparx Systems\EA\MDGTechnologies folder and remove it.
 

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