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How can I integrate Rational Software Architect 8.5 with Rational Asset Manager 7.5.1 to compose library models?

Yuri Kilian (3113) | asked Oct 08 '12, 2:23 a.m.

I'm trying to find a way to use a uml model in RSA to create and transform into a Library with asset types definitions, categories definitions, etc to import in Rational Asset Manager.

I read this paper that use RSA 7.5 and an older version of RAM: but i'm using RSA 8.5 and dont work.

Have a documentation that i can read about this same funcionality expressed in paper for newers versions of these softwares?

In RAM and RSA documentations the only explanation is to reuse a whole model and not to generate a library to import in RAM.

I know that I can use the wizards of RAM administration but in a case that I need to define a large library the work is more costly and of course a visual modeling is great to explain for others.

Grateful for the attention.


Yuri Kilian commented Oct 08 '12, 12:57 p.m.


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Grant Larsen (2612) | answered Oct 08 '12, 4:07 p.m.


I coded the RSA plugin which configures RAM asset types, category schemas, relationship types and so forth. I used two APIs to do this...the RSA UML2 API and the RAM Java API. As you can tell I have not yet upgraded the plugin to RSA 8.

I also created a UML profile in RSA to handle some of the RAM semantics in the model. This plugin works in a bi-directional manner. But, if you code this yourself you may suffice by reading the UML model and updating the RAM configuration.

Currently the repository-level RAM configuration is updated and not any of the community-level configurations.

Grant Larsen

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Yuri Kilian commented Oct 08 '12, 4:15 p.m.

Thank you for your answer 

I'll stduy this way but I have a other question that is:

Can I use RSA 7.0 and RAM configurator and try upload this model in RAM 7.5.1? 
I saw this technote: and its probaly that I can make this?


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Yuri Kilian (3113) | answered Oct 09 '12, 11:25 p.m.
 Grant Larsen

Thanks for your explanations. I solved my problem using RSA 7.0 with RAM 7.5. This works fine.

The reason that I cannot use the API's at this moment  is because I'm making a thesis and cannot add more work to validate. But your simple explanation about these API's helped open my mind.

Thank you for attention.


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