Upsize to PostgreSQL

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

The process has the following stages:

Stage 1: Perform project integrity check
Stage 2: Create an empty database repository
Stage 3: Install PostgreSQL Driver
Stage 4: Transfer the data

Perform Project Integrity Check:

Step

Action

See also

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

See also

1

Install PostgreSQL, version 7.3.2 or higher.

 

 

2

Create the empty database.

 

Create a PostgreSQL Repository

3

From the PSQL command line, or using a tool such as the PostgreSQL command line, pgAdminIII or EMS PostgreSQL Manager, load the PostgreSQL_EASchema.sql file.

 

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4

Run the script to create all required data structures.

 

Create a PostgreSQL Repository

Set Up the ODBC Driver:

Step

Action

See also

1

Install psqlODBC, version 7.03.01.00 or higher (but do not use version 8.4.1).

 

 

2

Create a suitable ODBC Data Source to point to your new database.

 

Set up a PostgreSQL ODBC Driver

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 SQL Server.

 

 

5

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

The Datalink Properties dialog displays.

 

 

6

Select Microsoft OLE DB Provider for ODBC Drivers from the list.

Click on the Next button.

 

 

7

On the Use Data Source Name field, click on the drop-down arrow and select the ODBC Data Source you configured to point to your new database.

Click on the OK button.

 

Connect to a PostgreSQL Data Repository

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 PostgreSQL and can now open it from Enterprise Architect.

Notes

During the transfer, if an error message displays reporting '...nonstandard use of \\ in a string literal...', set the server variable in the postgresql.conf file to: escape_string_warning = off