Project Maintenance

The repository is an important data store that must be maintained to ensure that it is running efficiently and that the information it contains has integrity. Enterprise Architect has built-in features that allow you to keep the repository in good health. These include tools to maintain the database itself, such as Repair and Compact functions (for file based repositories), and a series of tools to manage the data and models, such as model validation and data integrity checks. Reference data can be imported and exported from the repository which can be shared between repositories ensuring consistency. The Project Browser allows repositories to be refactored easily by dragging and dropping Packages, elements, features and diagrams to new locations. The Element Discussion and Team Review features allow the model to be critically analyzed and reviewed.

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Check the integrity of the data in a project

If you have a failed XMI import, network crash or other unforeseen event that could disrupt the integrity of information in the model, it is recommended that you run a Project Integrity Check.

Check Project Data Integrity

Reset Auto Increment Columns in Tables

XMI Import/Export can affect the table auto increment column values and push them towards the maximum datatype value; you can re-sequence the columns to avoid this problem.

Reset Table Auto Increment or Identity Columns

Upgrade an old project to enable use of new features

The structure of Enterprise Architect project files is occasionally changed to support more features; when this happens, existing project files must be upgraded to the new format to ensure correct operation and to take advantage of all the new features.

Upgrade a Project

Rename a project

If you want to rename an Enterprise Architect project, you can do so through Windows Explorer.

Rename a Project

Compact a project

After some time, a project .EAP file might benefit from compacting to conserve space.

Compact a Project

Repair a project if it did not close properly

If a project has not been closed properly, such as during system or network outages, on rare occasions the .EAP file does not re-open correctly.

Repair a Project

Notes

  • You only rename, compact and repair models created as .eap files; these processes are not required for models stored in a DBMS