Create a Project in a Sybase ASA Database

To create a project in a repository on Sybase Adaptive Server Anywhere 8 or 9, or SQL Anywhere 10, 11 or 12, you work through the following stages:

Stage 1: Create an empty database repository
Stage 2: Set up the ASA ODBC Driver
Stage 3: Perform a project integrity check on the .project file you are using as a base (optional, but recommended)
Stage 4: Transfer the data
Stage 5: Connect to the repository and open the project
 

Prerequisites

Install Adaptive Server Anywhere - SQL Anywhere Studio 8 or higher; this also installs the ASA ODBC driver
 

Create Database Repository

Step

Action

See also

1

Create an empty ASA database.

 

 

Create an Adaptive Server Anywhere Repository

Registered User's Scripts page

Trial User's Scripts Page

2

Using (for example) Sybase Central, load the ASA_EASchema.sql file from the Sparx Systems website.

 

3

Run the script to create all required data tables.

 

Set up the ASA ODBC Driver

Step

Action

See also

1

Create a suitable ODBC Data Source to point to your new database.

Set up an ASA ODBC Driver

 

Perform Project Integrity Check

Step

Action

See also

1

In Enterprise Architect, open the file-based project or template from which you are creating the project on the repository.

 

 

2

Select and run Tools | Data Management | Project Integrity Check.

This ensures your project data is 'clean' before being copied to the repository.

 

Project Integrity Check

Transfer the Project Data

Step

Action

See also

1

Open Enterprise Architect.

(If the Open Project screen displays, click on the Cancel button to open with no project loaded.)

 

 

2

Select the Tools | Data Management | Project Transfer menu option.

The Project Transfer dialog displays.

 

 

3

In the Transfer Type panel, select .EAP to DBMS.

 

 

4

In the Source Project field, type the name of the project file to copy to the repository.

If the .EAP file has Replication enabled, this must be removed before performing the transfer.

 

 

Remove Replication

5

At the right of the Target Project field, click on the ( ... ) (Browse) button.

The Datalink Properties dialog displays.

 

 

6

Select Microsoft OLE DB Provider for ODBC Drivers from the list.

Click on the Next button.

 

 

7

In the Use Data source name field, click on the drop-down arrow and select the ODBC Data Source you configured to point to your new database.

Click on the OK button. The Project Transfer dialog redisplays.

 

Set up an ASA ODBC Driver

8

If required, select the Logfile checkbox and type a path and filename for the data transfer log file.

 

 

9

Click on the Transfer button to begin the data transfer process.

 

 

10

When the process is complete, you have created a project on an ASA database and can now connect to it and open it from Enterprise Architect.

 

Connect to an ASA Data Repository

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