Reference Data


Reference data is used in many places to provide content for drop-down list boxes. Setting up a project often involves setting up the base set of reference types to use. Reference data options can be set up from the Settings menu, including:

  • People
  • General Types
  • Maintenance
  • Metrics and Estimation
  • UML
  • Data Types

Having set up the reference data in a project, you can also export and import it between projects.


  • In the Corporate, Business and Software Engineering, System Engineering and Ultimate editions of Enterprise Architect, if security is enabled you must have Manage Reference Data - Update permission to update and delete reference items.

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