Upsize to Access 2007

This topic explains how to upsize your .EAP project or template for use with Access 2007.

The process has the following stages:

Stage 1: Perform project integrity check
Stage 2: Create an empty database repository
Stage 3: Transfer the data

Perform Project Integrity Check:

Step

Action

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1

Open the base project or template .eap file.

 

 

2

Select and run Tools | Data Management | Project Integrity Check.

This ensures your project data is 'clean' before uploading.

 

Project Integrity Check

Create Database Repository:

Step

Action

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1

Create an empty database repository.

 

Create an Access 2007 Repository

Transfer the Project Data:

Step

Action

See also

1

Open Enterprise Architect.

Click on the Cancel button on the Open Project screen to open with no project loaded.

 

 

2

Select the Tools | Data Management | Project Transfer menu option.

The Project Transfer dialog displays.

 

 

3

In the Transfer Type panel, select .EAP to DBMS.

 

 

4

In the Source Project field, type the name of the .EAP file to upsize to Access 2007.

 

 

5

At the right of the Target Project field, click on the ( ... ) (Browse) button.

The Datalink Properties dialog displays.

 

 

6

Select Microsoft Office 12.0 Access Database Engine OLE DB Provider from the list.

Click on the Next button.

 

 

7

On the Data Source Details page of the Connection dialog, type in the full path to the Access 2007 .ACCDB file.

Click on the OK button to return to the Project Transfer dialog.

 

 

8

If required, select the Logfile checkbox and type a path and filename for the data transfer log file.

 

 

9

Click on the Transfer button to begin the data transfer process.

 

 

When the process is complete, you have upsized your model to Access 2007 and can now open it from Enterprise Architect.