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Export Reference Data

When you have a complete project set up, with fully defined project data, it is possible to capture either selected categories or all categories of that data, and export it to an XML file. You can then review the data, and import it to another project or tool so that you do not have to define it all again. The exported data includes all instances of the selected data type in the project; for example, all defined cardinality values, or all RTF Style Templates.

Access    Project | Model Import/Export | Export Reference Data

Select and Export Reference Data



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Select the Export Reference Data menu option.

The Export Reference Data dialog displays.




From the Name list, select the data type tables to export.

You can select one or more tables to be exported to a single XML file, by pressing ( Ctrl ) or ( Shift ) as you click on the data type table names.

Code and Transform Templates

Base Templates

Automation Scripts (JavaScript, JScript and VBScript)

Cardinality Types

Constraint Status Types

CSV Specifications

Defined Metric Types

Defined Problem Types

Diagram Matrix Profiles (Model Profiles)

Estimation - Environment Complexity Factor Values

Estimation - Technical Complexity Factor Values

General Constraint Types

General Types - Test Status

General Types - Difficulty

General Types - Priority

General Types - Defaults (the defined default value for each General Types data type; for example, as set on the Difficulty tab)

General Effort Types

Import Component Types

Linked Document Templates

Macro List (Preprocessor macros)

Maintenance Types (Problem Types plus Test Types)

Model Authors

Model Data Types - Code and DDL

Model Images

Project Clients

Project Glossary

Project Issues

Project Resources

Project Roles

Project Tasks

Property Types (Tagged Value Types)

Requirement Types

Risk Types

Scenario Types

Security - Group Permission

Security - Groups

Security User Groups

Security - User Permissions

Security - Users

Standard Complexity Types (a Predefined Reference Data Tagged Value Type)

Status Colors (colors defined for status types)

Status Types

Status Types - Application (elements to which status can be applied)

Stereotypes (as listed on the Stereotypes page of the UML Types dialog)

Templates - HTML Style (the web templates listed in the Resources window)

Templates - HTML Style Detail (the content of the HTML report templates)

Templates - RTF Document (the Extended RTF Style templates in the Resources window)

Templates - RTF Style (the Legacy RTF Style templates in the Resources window)

Templates - RTF Style Detail (the content of the Legacy RTF Style templates)

Templates - RTF Tag and Language Options (RTF word substitution templates)

Test Types

Transformation Templates



Click on the Export button.




When prompted to do so, enter a valid file name with a .XML extension.




Click on the Save and OK buttons.

This exports the data to the file; you can use any text or XML viewer to examine the file.




If there are no instances of a selected data type in the project, the export does not generate any output for that data type in the XML file
Entries for code language templates and/or transformation templates are included in the Name list when templates for a particular language or transformation exist in the model
Currently, Standard Complexity Types cannot be directly edited and are therefore effectively standard for all models; they can be listed using the Predefined Reference Data Tagged Value type ComplexityTypes