Import WSDL

If you have WSDL 1.1 files external to Enterprise Architect that you want to reverse engineer into UML Class models, you can import them into the system using the WSDL Import facility.

Access Project Browser | Click on root Package to contain imported file, then:

Package | XML Technologies | Import  WSDL, or

Right-click on Package | Code Engineering | Import WSDL

Import a WSDL File




Type in or browse for (click on ) the name and path of the WSDL file to import.

Root Package

Displays the name of the root Package under which the WSDL file is to be imported.

Target Package

Defaults to the name of the WSDL file being imported, as the name of the Package to represent the imported file.

If you do not want to use the default name, type in a different name.


Click on this button to start the WSDL Import.

A message displays when the import is complete; click on the OK button on the message to close it.


Click on this button to close this dialog.


Click on this button to display this Help topic.


Monitor the progress of the WSDL Import.


  • Enterprise Architect cannot import a WSDL file that references WSDL constructs existing outside that file; if there are referenced constructs in other files, combine all files into a single file and import that combined file
  • Example of an importable file:
  • Example of a non-importable file:; attempts to import this file result in the error message Cannot Import Split Files

Learning Center topics

  • Alt+F1 | Enterprise Architect | SOA and XML Engineering | WSDL | Import WSDL