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ATL API [message #1647801] Tue, 03 March 2015 16:14 Go to next message
Chung-Ling Lin is currently offline Chung-Ling LinFriend
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Dear All,

I am trying to write a java program to generate the ATL rules. When I open the ATL perspective to read a ATL program, the outline shows the structure of the ATL rules and the statements within a rule.

Since these information is available in this outline window, I assume that I can use the same API to create the ATL rules. But I can't find such information online.

Is there anyone knows where can I find the ATL API so I can import it to my java program to generate the ATL rules.

Thank you very much for your help.
Re: ATL API [message #1650332 is a reply to message #1647801] Wed, 04 March 2015 19:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Dennis Wagelaar is currently offline Dennis WagelaarFriend
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You can use the ATLParser class to load/save .atl files from/to EMF models. It's this EMF model that you see in the outline view. The EMF model conforms to the ATL metamodel, but it is a dynamic EMF model; as such, there is no generated API for easy interaction with Java, just DynamicEObjectImpl instances.

Cheers,
Dennis
Re: ATL API [message #1652076 is a reply to message #1650332] Thu, 05 March 2015 17:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Pinank Dagli is currently offline Pinank DagliFriend
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Hey Dennis,

Is there any API of ATl that i can import in my java program, to generate ATL code. Like for example i want to create a rule, can i just instantiate MatchedRule class in ATL or LazyMatchedRule class in my java program.

Also how can I download OCL Expression API index.php/fa/21082/0/ and OCl primitive types API index.php/fa/21083/0/

I want Implementation of these classes, where can i find it.

Thank You
Re: ATL API [message #1653552 is a reply to message #1652076] Fri, 06 March 2015 09:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Dennis Wagelaar is currently offline Dennis WagelaarFriend
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Here's a bit of example Java code to generate an ATL file by metamodel structure, just to give you an idea:

ModelFactory mf = AtlParser.getDefault().getModelFactory();
IReferenceModel atlMM = AtlParser.getDefault().getAtlMetamodel();
IModel atlM = mf.newModel(atlMM);

EObject module = (EObject) atlM.newElement(atlMM.getMetaElementByName("Module"));
module.eSet(module.eClass().getEStructuralFeature("name"), "testmodule");
EObject rule = (EObject) atlM.newElement(atlMM.getMetaElementByName("MatchedRule"));
rule.eSet(rule.eClass().getEStructuralFeature("name"), "Test");
EList<EObject> moduleElements = (EList<EObject>) module.eGet(module.eClass().getEStructuralFeature("elements"));
moduleElements.add(rule);

FileOutputStream fos = new FileOutputStream("testmodule.atl");
try {
	AtlParser.getDefault().extract(atlM, fos, Collections.emptyMap());
} finally {
	if (fos != null) {
		fos.close();
	}
}


it will generate the following ATL code:

module testmodule;
create from;

rule Test {
 
}


It is generally much easier to use a template engine to generate ATL source code.


Cheers,
Dennis
Re: ATL API [message #1666692 is a reply to message #1653552] Wed, 11 March 2015 20:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Chung-Ling Lin is currently offline Chung-Ling LinFriend
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Thank you for your information. I am trying to create the InPattern section of a matched rule as below:
rule rule1{
	from
		sys:Source!System 
}


I check the structure of this matched rule, the "sys:Source!System" is a SimpleInPatternElement and Source!System is a OclModelElement within the SimpleInPatternElement. But when I read the ATL Metamodels from the "The ATL to Problem ATL transformation" document as below, I can't find the association between the SimpleInPatternElement and OclModelElement.

https://www.eclipse.org/atl/atlTransformations/ATL2Problem/ExampleATL2Problem%5bv00.01%5d.pdf

I am not sure if I found the correct document that matched to the API. Would you please show me where can I find such information? Thank you for your help
Re: ATL API [message #1668015 is a reply to message #1666692] Thu, 12 March 2015 09:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Sylvain EVEILLARD is currently offline Sylvain EVEILLARDFriend
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You should write manually your example result, transform it into xmi and open it to inspect how it's built and then use this information to code your transformation.
Re: ATL API [message #1668249 is a reply to message #1668015] Thu, 12 March 2015 11:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Alexander R is currently offline Alexander RFriend
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Hi,

if you want to generate ATL-Code for your model, would't it be easier to use a generator-framework linke Acceleo?

Acceleo: https://eclipse.org/acceleo/

Here you may iterate over YOUR model and create all the ATL-Code you need for all elements of your model.
But maybe I misunderstood your problem.

~Alex
Re: ATL API [message #1668673 is a reply to message #1668015] Thu, 12 March 2015 15:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Chung-Ling Lin is currently offline Chung-Ling LinFriend
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Hi Sylvain,

Thank you for your information.
Would you please tell me is there any tool I can use to transform an ATL program to xmi file?
Re: ATL API [message #1670514 is a reply to message #1668673] Fri, 13 March 2015 08:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Sylvain EVEILLARD is currently offline Sylvain EVEILLARDFriend
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The reverse method of 'extract' in the AtlParser I guess.
Re: ATL API [message #1670660 is a reply to message #1670514] Fri, 13 March 2015 09:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Dennis Wagelaar is currently offline Dennis WagelaarFriend
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With ATL/EMFTVM installed, you can directly open an ATL file with the "Sample Reflective Ecore Model Editor":

  1. Right-click ATL file
  2. Open With -> Other...
  3. Sample Reflective Ecore Model Editor


Example:

-- @atlcompiler emftvm
-- @nsURI ECORE=http://www.eclipse.org/emf/2002/Ecore
-- Alphabetically sorts the contents of an Ecore model by name.
module SortEcore;

create OUT : ECORE refining IN : ECORE;

rule EPackage {
	from
		s : ECORE!EPackage
	to
		t : ECORE!EPackage (
			eClassifiers <- s.eClassifiers->sortedBy(e | e.name),
			eSubpackages <- s.eSubpackages->sortedBy(p | p.name)
		)
}


opens as:

index.php/fa/21175/0/
  • Attachment: SortEcore.png
    (Size: 25.11KB, Downloaded 430 times)


Cheers,
Dennis
Re: ATL API [message #1681242 is a reply to message #1670660] Tue, 17 March 2015 08:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Sylvain EVEILLARD is currently offline Sylvain EVEILLARDFriend
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Yes that is nice but you can't see the names of the containment features so opening the xmi is still a must (or using modisco editor that displays the feature names).
Re: ATL API [message #1689445 is a reply to message #1681242] Mon, 23 March 2015 15:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Dennis Wagelaar is currently offline Dennis WagelaarFriend
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Sylvain EVEILLARD wrote on Tue, 17 March 2015 09:22
Yes that is nice but you can't see the names of the containment features so opening the xmi is still a must (or using modisco editor that displays the feature names).


That's true; the XMI is then very useful.


Cheers,
Dennis
Re: ATL API [message #1690116 is a reply to message #1689445] Wed, 25 March 2015 11:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Alexander R is currently offline Alexander RFriend
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Hi Sylvian,

I use the Modisco Model Browser to examine my modules:

Here you can see all kinds of associations...containments and references:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/18688378/MA/atl/xmi_editor.JPG

The browser ships with the modisco plugin:
https://eclipse.org/MoDisco/

~Alex
Re: ATL API [message #1767611 is a reply to message #1653552] Fri, 07 July 2017 14:52 Go to previous message
Chung-Ling Lin is currently offline Chung-Ling LinFriend
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Hi,

I am trying to create the .emftvm file from a .atl file programmatically. But there are two problems I have.

First, I can't find how to use the metamodel structure to add a comment "-- @atlcompiler emftvm" to an atl program. Could you give some information about how to add a comment in an ATL program? Thanks.

Second, I try to use a text editor to add -- @atlcompiler emftvm in an atl file manually, but I still need to go to the ATL project in eclipse to refresh the project and then the .emftvm file is generated. Is there any API I can use to generate the .emftvm file from .atl file in a java program?

Chung-Ling Lin
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