Sharing Reference Data

Reference data (including Glossary and Issue information) can be exported to and imported from .XML files for convenient update of models.

You can automatically or manually import data into the model from a reference data .XML file, exported from another model or an iteration of the current model. The automatic import is conditional on there being changes to the source file since the last import, but you can also configure Enterprise Architect to display a prompt for you to allow or cancel the import.

Examples of where exporting and importing reference data can be useful include:

  • Copying glossaries from one model to another
  • Adding additional stereotype profiles by merging new stereotypes into the model
  • Updating reference data from files supplied by Sparx Systems as a maintenance release
  • Copying resources, clients and so on from one model to another.