I'm using Excel to import objects into ARIS (IT/ SOA Architect). On the first tab (model_structure) I've entered the following data:

- M_Type 'Archimate-model'

- Symbol 'Entitytype'

- CXNS 'aggregate'

- (first) object_name <name of the model to be created>

- (second) object_name <master object to be shown on the model>

- (third and further) object_name < objects which are aggregated to the 'master object>

 All objects are imported and a model is created. However, the model only contains 1 object: which has the  same name as the model. Since the other objects have no relationship to the  master object, executing 'generating a model' does not help. The report does not show any error.

Does anybody know how to import objects, while at the same time creating their relationships and consequently (automatically - as part of the import) generating the model?

Thanks in advance, Michel


by Rick Bosworth
Posted on Wed, 03/03/2010 - 03:45

The model load SS is not exactly intuitive. Instead of specifiying the "objects which are aggregated to the master object" on the same line using the "third and further object_name columns" try putting each one on it's own line. Repeat columns A thru D where column D is the name of the master object, and in column E on each line place the name of the new object that you want to be related to the master object. This should give you the results that you are looking for.


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