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Aug 19, 2014 at 05:27 AM

Importing from CA ERWin 9.2


Hi All, I am trying to import a .xml created from SAVE-AS dialogue of ERwin 9.2 in PD 16.2 but for my dismay I am not able to import the data-types. Following are the list of steps:

1. Create a .xml file from the logical model (or even with just physical model) of Erwin tool using SaveAS dialogue box (Tried using both Standard and Repository xml options)

2. I can see from the xml definition the data-types are clearly identifiable for each entity

3. I go on to import the xml created using PD 16.2 from Import -> Erwin File option

4. I choose to import the xml as both LDM and PDM (Though LDM doesn't really import all the entities from Erwin file I created)

5. Strangely an error follow saying no right DBMS is chosen though I have marked the database in Erwin clearly (tried it as Oracle/Sybase IQ, Sqlserver 2012). I choose the DBMS as Sqlserver 2012 again in PD to continue after below error

6. Finally I am able to see the entities and diagram after choosing to 'Show Symbols' from drop-down option but the data-types are UNDEFINED

Please do let me know - If I have missed to follow any steps for following 2 issues:

a) Why isn't all the entities shown in LDM of PD

b) Why does the PD show all the data-types as undefined despite the same shown in Erwin and .xml file imported

Thanks for your time and effort.