ExMeX Plugin - Metadata Export

How to install the plugin: Metadata Export?

Download the most recent extension of TEDAMOH ExMeX Plugin - Metadata Export (in our download section) and unzip it within your ExMeX…

Download the most recent extension of TEDAMOH ExMeX Plugin - Metadata Export (in our download section) and unzip it within your ExMeX Core root directory into: ./library/resource/extension

You can attach the plugin to your data model by directly drag & drop the extension from your file system into your PowerDesigner data model. It is then attached with a shortcut symbol:

Plugin - Metadata Export in PowerDesigner  Object ExplorerExtension in the PD Object Browser

That's all and the plugin is ready to use.

Posted 1 year agoby Dirk.Lerner

How to enable export of Annotation and Description metadata?

Valid as of ExMeX Plugin - Metadata Export release 1.8.0 Purpose If the metadata for the ExMeX Framework Core is…

Valid as of ExMeX Plugin - Metadata Export release 1.8.0

Purpose

If the metadata for the ExMeX Framework Core is generated, no additional information of the PowerDesigner attributes Annotation and Description are generated since release 1.8.0 of this plugin. Main purpose is to reduce generation time and to save space in the database. Nevertheless it is still possible to enable export of Annotation and Description metadata.

Motivation

The export of Annotation and Description metadata is used if more metadata should be stored in the metadata database. By default Annotation and Description metadata export is not enabled.

Considerations and consequences

If the export of Annotation and Description metadata is enabled, the generated metadata files are larger. This leads to longer runtimes for both the generation and the installation of the metadata.

Sample

To enable the export of Annotation and Description metadata in the ExMeX Plugin - Metadata Export, a variable ExMeX-AnnoDesc must be created in the General Options of the PowerDesigner.

Valid values are:

 Value  Description
false Export of metadata for Annotation and Description is off
true Export of metadata for Annotation and Description is on

To review and edit variables, select menu Tools -> General Options, and click the Variables category in the left pane. Click in the row of an existing variable in order to edit its value. To create a new variable, click the Add a Row tool and specify a name and value.

General Options - Variables - ExMeX-AnnoDesc

Posted 5 months agoby Dirk.Lerner