When modeling XSD constructs, it is often useful to have the XSD primitive types represented as UML elements. In this way user-defined types, for example, can reference the datatype elements as part of inheritance or association relationships.
Sparx Systems provides the set of primitive XSD data types as a UML package in the form of an XMI file. Each of the XSD primitive types is represented by a UML class in a package named XSDDatatypes. To import the XSDDatatypes package into your model, follow the steps below:
|1.||Download the XSDDatatypes package using the following link: XSDDatatypes Package. The file XSDDataTypes.xml is an XMI file.|
|2.||Use Enterprise Architect's XMI import facility, which is available via the menu option.|
|3.||When the XMI import is complete, you have the UML package named XSDDatatypes in your model, from which you can drag and drop the relevant types as required.|