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Visible IE:Advantage 6.1 - Import


Bridge Requirements

This bridge:
  • is only supported on Microsoft Windows.

Bridge Specifications

Vendor Visible Systems Corporation
Tool Name IE:Advantage
Tool Version 6.1
Tool Web Site
Supported Methodology [Data Modeling] Data Store (Physical Data Model, Logical Data Model) via IMP Export File
Data Profiling
Incremental Harvesting
Multi-Model Harvesting
Remote Repository Browsing for Model Selection

Tool: Visible Systems Corporation / IE:Advantage version 6.1 via IMP Export File
Metadata: [Data Modeling] Data Store (Physical Data Model, Logical Data Model)
Component: VisibleAdvantage version 11.2.0




Refer to the current general known limitations at or bundled in Documentation/ReadMe/MIMBKnownLimitations.html

Provide a troubleshooting package with debug log. Debug log can be set in the UI or in conf/ with MIR_LOG_LEVEL=6

Bridge Parameters

Parameter Name Description Type Values Default Scope
Directory Start the IE:Advantage Import/Export Utility.

1. Choose 'Export' from the 'File' menu.
2. Select the Encyclopedia you want to export. Locate the drive and the folder that contains the Encyclopedia. Double-click on the folders in the list to switch to a different folder. If necessary, switch to a different drive by selecting a drive from the list and finally select the Encyclopedia.
3. Click 'Ok'.
4. Type the logon and password in the 'Logon' and 'password' text boxes allowing you to connect to the Encyclopedia.
5. Click 'Ok'.
6. Select an existing directory in which the export file will be located.
7. Click 'Ok'.
8. Select 'File' from the report destination dialog box.
9. Click 'Ok'.
10. Type the name of the report file in the 'File Name' text box or select it from the file name list.
11. Click 'Save'.

The bridge will use the generated IMP files as input
DIRECTORY     Mandatory
Encoding The character set encoding of the model to be imported.

If there are multiple choices for a language, the actual encoding will be indicated between parentheses.
Central and Eastern European (ISO-8859-2)
Central and Eastern European (Windows-1250)
Chinese Traditional (Big5)
Chinese Simplified (GB18030)
Chinese Simplified (GB2312)
Cyrillic (ISO-8859-5)
Cyrillic (Windows-1251)
DOS (IBM-850)
Greek (ISO-8859-7)
Greek (Windows-1253)
Hebrew (ISO-8859-8)
Hebrew (Windows-1255)
Japanese (Shift_JIS)
Korean (KS_C_5601-1987)
Thai (TIS620)
Thai (Windows-874)
Turkish (ISO-8859-9)
Turkish (Windows-1254)
UTF 8 (UTF-8)
UTF 16 (UTF-16)
Western European (ISO-8859-1)
Western European (ISO-8859-15)
Western European (Windows-1252)
Locale encoding
No encoding conversion


Bridge Mapping

Meta Integration Repository (MIR)
(based on the OMG CWM standard)
"Visible IE:Advantage 6.1"
Mapping Comments
Association Association  
Aggregation   Based on attributes belonging both to a primary key and a foreign key associated with the association
Description Description  
AssociationRole Association  
Multiplicity Cardinality  
Source   Based on the multiplicity of each role
Attribute Attribute  
Description Description  
Name Name  
Optional Mandatory  
Position   Order in the IEAdvantage file
BaseType Type  
DataType Data Type See datatype conversion array
Description Description  
Name Name  
PhysicalName Data Type Derived from the datatype
CandidateKey Attribute (as primary key) Attribute Type that describes the Entity Type
UniqueKey   True for Primary Key
Class Entity  
CppClassType   Set to ENTITY
CppPersistent   Set to True
Description Description  
Name Name  
ClassDiagram View  
Description Description  
Name Name  
DerivedType Domain  
DataType Data Type See datatype conversion array
Description Description  
Length Data Type Length  
LowerBound Domain Value Minimum  
Name Name  
PhysicalName DataType Derived from the datatype
Scale Data Type Precision  
UpperBound Domain Value Maximum  
UserDefined   True for User Defined Domain
DesignPackage View A main package "Logical View" will be created to contain all entities/references
Description Description  
Name Name  
ForeignKey Foreign Key Foreign Key + Based on Primary Key and association role
Generalization Subtype  
GeneralizationRole Subtype  
Index Attribute (as primary key)/Foreign Key Associated with each key
IndexMember   Associated with each attribute in a key
Position   Computed
StoreModel Encyclopedia Is created using IE administrative tool
Description Description  
Name Name Derived from the IEAdvantage file name
TypeValue Domain Value  
Name Value  
Position   Order in the IEAdvantage file
Value Value  

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