I am currently using ARIS Express to create graphs representing the interfaces between applications. I am wondering, (how) is it possible to take data formated in some way (excel spreadsheet, a table etc..) which holds the information associated with the various applications (such as the interfaces, the type of application etc..) and input it into ARIS Express so that a graph is automatically created from this information.

Thanks in advance for your time,


by Sebastian Stein
Posted on Mon, 02/01/2010 - 13:22

Hi Maksym,

ARIS Express doesn't contain any graph generating feature. But of course you can use an external Excel file and link it to an object in ARIS Express. In that case, a small icon is shown next to the object and if the user double clicks on it, the Excel file is opened.

by Maksym Gryn Author
Posted on Mon, 02/01/2010 - 14:33

Hi Sebastian, Thank you for the reply. I am wondering then, does ARIS proffesional contain any graph generating features? If yes, would the features be able to accomplish the task that I outlined in my original post? Thanks

by Sebastian Stein
Posted on Mon, 02/01/2010 - 14:40

Well,the professional tools contain an extensive report functionality, which you can use to create any kind of output. For example, take a look at the recent post by Rob, which describes a report. The output itself is made available as office documents such as PDF or Microsoft Word.


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