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Edit EA data in Excel 

Using eaXL to edit EA data in Excel lets you perform bulk adds and edits using the standard spreadsheet functions.

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eaDocX not only makes it easy to export your data to Excel to share with your stakeholders; it also lets you use all the editing features of Excel to manipulate your EA data.

You can open any package, element type, or diagram in Excel.

If you open a package, you can see the EA package structure inside Excel (and expand/collapse the detail). If you open a diagram, you just see all the contents in a flat list.

You can now:

  • Edit existing elements, their types, and stereotypes
  • Edit any EA attribute
  • Add new elements
  • Add and edit tagged values
  • Edit Classes, and attributes and operations of classes

– all using the familiar Excel interface.

 

Bulk edits with eaXL

Using eaXL, it’s speedy to edit a set of EA elements in some way – for example, to change their stereotype, add some numbering, or rename them. Or maybe even add a whole set of new elements. Find out more about importing content into EA

Finish your editing and re-import back into EA to see all your changes immediately applied.

If you were to do this using EA, you would have to open and change each element through the EA Package Browser or the EA Specification Manager, which is difficult and time-consuming, as you can only edit one element at a time.

Reviewer edits

Once your EA information is open in Excel, you can send the spreadsheet to your reviewers – then they can comment and edit whichever set of data you have sent them. When you get their responses back, all their edits can be saved and quickly imported back into EA. No more messing around with CSV templates – done with just a few clicks. 

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Viewing EA model data in Excel lets you use all your favorite Excel techniques to process the information: creating summaries, looking for trends, and truly understanding what's happening in your EA project.

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