CSV Import

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It is possible to import information about Enterprise Architect elements in CSV format. Once you have defined a CSV import specification you can read in major element attributes from a CSV text file.

When importing, Enterprise Architect checks the specification to see if there is a GUID field included. If there is, Enterprise Architect attempts to locate the element identified by the GUID and, if successful, updates  the current element rather than creating a new one. If no GUID field is defined, or Enterprise Architect cannot locate the identified element, a new element is created and placed in the current package. Note that during import, Type is a mandatory field and must match one of the legal Enterprise Architect element types.

Import Data in CSV Format

To import data in CSV format, follow the steps below:

1.In the Project Browser window, right-click on the package to import into.
2.Select the Import/Export | CSV Import/Export menu option. The CSV Import/Export dialog displays.
3.Set the required options; the dialog provides the following functionality:




Name of the current selected package.


Name of the import specification to use.


Click on this button to edit the import specification or create a new one.


The filename to import from.


Not used for import.


Select the Import radio button to import from file.

Print Results

Print out the result list.

View File

View CSV file with default windows application for CSV files.


Perform the import.


Exit this dialog.