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Migrate ArchiMate or ArchiMate 2 to ArchiMate 2 or 3

If you have created a model for ArchiMate® or ArchiMate 2, you can migrate all or part of it to ArchiMate 2 or ArchiMate 3 using the Automation Interface function Migrate(). This function updates the Tagged Values and, if required, stereotypes to the later version of ArchiMate for all elements, attributes, connectors and diagrams under the selected Package or element.

When you migrate your model, you must have both releases of the Technology enabled; when the migration is complete, disable the older release of the Technology.

Migrate ArchiMate model to ArchiMate 2

You must create a script to call the Migrate() function to migrate a Package or element to ArchiMate 2: this is a VB script example of such a script:

Sub MigrateElement (sGUID, lngPackageID)

     Dim proj as EA.Project

     set proj = Repository.GetProjectInterface

     proj.Migrate sGUID, "ArchiMate", "ArchiMate 2"

     'refresh the model

     If lngPackageID<>0 Then

          Repository.RefreshModelView (lngPackageID)

     End If

End Sub

Sub MigrateSelectedItem

     Dim selType

     Dim selElement as EA.Element

     Dim selPackage as EA.Package

     selType = GetTreeSelectedItemType

     If selType = 4 Then 'means Element

          set selElement = GetTreeSelectedObject

          MigrateElement selElement.ElementGUID, selElement.PackageID

          MsgBox "Element Migration Completed",0,"ArchiMate 2 Migration"

     ElseIf selType = 5 Then 'means Package

          set selPackage = GetTreeSelectedObject

          MigrateElement selPackage.PackageGUID, selPackage.PackageID

          MsgBox "Package Migration Completed",0,"ArchiMate 2 Migration"

     Else

          MsgBox "Select a Package or Element in the Project Browser to initiate migration",0,"ArchiMate 2 Migration"

     End If

End Sub

Sub Main

     MigrateSelectedItem

End Sub

Main

Notes (Migrate ArchiMate to ArchiMate 2)

  • All diagrams are converted to Business Layer diagrams
  • Collaboration elements are converted to Business Collaboration or Application Collaboration depending on the value of the 'collaborationtype' Tagged Value
  • Object elements are converted to Business Object, Contract or Data Object depending on the value of the 'objecttype' Tagged Value
  • Interface elements are converted to Business Interface, Application Interface or Infrastructure Interface depending on the value of the 'interfacetype' Tagged Value
  • Function elements are converted to Business Function or Application Function depending on the value of the 'functiontype' Tagged Value
  • Interaction elements are converted to Business Interaction or Application Interaction depending on the value of the 'interactiontype' Tagged Value
  • Service elements are converted to Business Service, Application Service or Infrastructure Service depending on the value of the 'servicetype' Tagged Value
  • The 'iconstyle' Tagged Value is removed and the 'Use Rectangle Notation' menu option is set on or off as appropriate
  • Process elements become Business Process elements
  • Event elements become Business Event elements
  • Actor elements become Business Actor elements
  • Role elements become Business Role elements
  • Component elements become Application Component elements
  • Software elements become System Software elements
  • Specialisation connectors become Specialization connectors
  • Realisation connectors become Realization connectors
  • Network Connector connectors become Network
  • Node elements now extend UML Class elements
  • Software elements now extend UML Class elements
  • Junction elements now extend UML Decision elements

Migrate ArchiMate 2 model to ArchiMate 3

The MDG Technology for ArchiMate 3 has a migration script built into it, to upgrade a model built for ArchiMate 2 to ArchiMate 3. To execute this script:

  1. Select the 'Code > Tools > Scripting' ribbon option.
  2. Expand the ArchiMate® 3 folder and double-click on the 'Migrate ArchiMate 2 to ArchiMate 3' script.
  3. Monitor the execution of the script in the System Output window.

When the script has finished executing, disable the ArchiMate 2 technology.

Notes (Migrate ArchiMate 2 to ArchiMate 3)

  • If you want to migrate from an ArchiMate model to an ArchiMate 3 model, you must do so in two stages: from ArchiMate to ArchiMate 2, and from ArchiMate 2 to ArchiMate 3

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