CSV Export

It is possible to export information about Enterprise Architect elements in CSV format. Once you have defined a CSV export specification it is possible to write out major element characteristics to a CSV text file.

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 ensures that Enterprise Architect can identify and update existing elements, rather than creating duplicates.


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.

Export Data in CSV Format

To export data in CSV format, follow the steps below:

  1. In the Project Browser, right-click on the package containing the elements to export.
  2. Select the Import/Export | CSV Import/Export context menu option. The CSV Import/Export dialog displays.
  3. Set the required options, as outlined below:


Use to


Confirm the name of the current selected package.


Specify the name of the export specification to use.


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, in order 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.


Select the Export radio button to export to file.

Print Results

Print out the result list.

View File

View the resultant CSV file with the default Windows application for CSV files.


Perform the export.


Exit this dialog.