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:
That's all and the plugin is ready to use.
Valid as of ExMeX Plugin - Metadata Export release 1.8.0
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.
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.
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:
|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 Add a Row tool and specify a name and value.Click in the row of an existing variable in order to edit its value. To create a new variable, click the