Enterprise Architect provides two separate but complementary facilities for tracking changes to data across the project:
- Auditing of model changes
- Baselining and differencing to capture and roll back changes
Auditing is a project-level feature, available in the Corporate, Business and Software Engineering, System Engineering and Ultimate editions, that enables you to record model changes in Enterprise Architect.
By enabling this option, model administrators can view a range of information regarding changes, such as:
- Who changed an element
- How many elements they changed
- When they changed the data
- What the previous values were, and
- What type of elements they changed.
Baselines and Differences
The Enterprise Architect Corporate, Business and Software Engineering, System Engineering and Ultimate editions provide a facility to 'Baseline' or snapshot a model branch in XMI format at a particular point in time, and store it within the model in compressed format.
More than one baseline can be stored against a single Enterprise Architect package. Using Baselines, you can compare packages at the current and earlier stages of development, using the Compare (Diff) utility. The Compare utility is available in the Professional, Corporate, Business and Software Engineering, System Engineering and Ultimate editions of Enterprise Architect. It enables you to compare the current model with either an exported or a version-controlled Enterprise Architect XMI file on disk, as well as with a Baseline.