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Status Future consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Nov 29, 2012

Add an option to the xmi importer to force creation of BaseProfile and UML Primitive Types

When importing an XMI file that represents a profile which does not contain a stereotype that makes use of the possibilities offered by the "ProfileBase" profile, "ProfileBase" isn't added to the list of its applies profiles.

Similarly, when importing an XMI file that represents a profile in which no use is made of UML Primitive Types, the UML Primitive Types package import relationship is not created for the imported profile.

The references to both UML Primitive Types and ProfileBase are systematically created on newly created profiles, and their absence on imported profiles forces the user to create them manually every time he needs to make use of the possibilities they imply.

It would therefore be a very useful addition to the product to add, in theXMI importer, an option to force the generation of such references on imported profiles.

Idea priority Medium
RFE ID 29059
RFE Product Rational Software Architect
  • Guest
    Sep 24, 2015

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - WebSphere
    Product family - Application Platform
    Product - Software Architect

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Rational
    Product family - Design & development
    Product - Software Architect

  • Guest
    Jan 14, 2013

    uncommitted candidate