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CSV Export

It is possible to export information about elements from your project in Enterprise Architect to a CSV text file. In this operation you make use of a CSV export specification.

If you intend to re-import the exported information into Enterprise Architect at some point, it is recommended that you include the GUID field in the CSV export specification. This helps Enterprise Architect to identify and update existing elements, rather than create duplicates.

Access     Project Browser | Right-click on Package | Import/Export | CSV Import/Export

Export Data in CSV Format



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Confirm the name of the current selected Package.




Specify the name of the export specification to use.


CSV Specifications


Edit the export specification or create a new one.




Specify the filename to export to.




List the element types to export: leave blank for all, or enter a comma-separated list of types.

If you specify element types, ONLY elements of those types are exported; therefore, to enable the Preserve Hierarchy option in the specification to operate (if selected) you must include Package as an element type, otherwise no Packages are exported in which to preserve the hierarchy.

If you do not specify any element types, all elements including Packages are exported and the hierarchy can be preserved.




Click on the Export radio button to export to file.



Print Results

Click on this button to print out the result list.



View File

Click on this button to view the resultant CSV file with the default Windows application for CSV files.




Click on this button to execute the export.




Click on this button to cancel the export and exit the dialog.




·In the Corporate, Business and Software Engineering, System Engineering and Ultimate editions of Enterprise Architect, if security is enabled you must have both Export XMI and Import XMI permissions to use the CSV Import/Export option
·All CSV exports are performed using the code page defined on the Source Code Engineering page of the Manage Project Options dialog

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