The XML Export option in the Architect client enables you to export the meta model of a database in a SystemWeaver XML formatted file that can be imported into other SystemWeaver databases.


Prerequisites

  • An installation of the SystemWeaver Architect (swArchitect)
  • Assignment of the SW Architect role in the database

  1. Click XML Export.... The Export Meta Data dialog will display.
  2. Enter an Export Description if desired. This is optional. 
  3. Check the Include config-items option if you want to include the config items. Note that technically config items are not part of the meta model since they are in fact a sub-type of item. Config items, however, serve to configure a database much in the same way as the meta model.
  4. Click Save and select a location for the generated XML file using the Save As dialog.


When you open the exported SystemWeaver XML file in Notepad or Notepad++, its content may not be easily readable. You can use the XML Tools Plugin in Notepad++ to format for easy reading.


The screenshot below shows the top portion of an example export.



The XML file has two sections. <Info> contains the Description and information about the export. <Meta> contains the meta model broken down into types.