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from CSV to UML use case diagram [message #1817936] Tue, 03 December 2019 11:06 Go to next message
Takwa Kochbati is currently offline Takwa KochbatiFriend
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Hi,

I'm trying to generate UML use case diagrams from data that are stored in a CSV file. the structure of the CSV file is as follows:

actor;use_case;interface

Is there any API or transformation approach that allows to get from data that are stored in a CSV file to use case diagrams on Papyrus?

Thanks,

Takwa
Re: from CSV to UML use case diagram [message #1817976 is a reply to message #1817936] Tue, 03 December 2019 18:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ed Willink is currently offline Ed WillinkFriend
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Hi

A CSV file is not a model so you cannot use a model to model transformation directly. The MoDisco project might have a model discovery that works for your CSV, but I doubt it. The Epsilon project has done work treating spreadsheets as models so that might allow you to get a model input.

Once you have a model, any M2M should work, but since your CSV data is probably large but simple, a direct Java use of the Eclipse UML2 API might be easier.

However, I must question why you bother. Your use cases are clearly tabular so a spreadsheet will give a perfectly adequate, possibly better rendering than a UML tool.

Regards

Ed Willink
Re: from CSV to UML use case diagram [message #1817991 is a reply to message #1817976] Wed, 04 December 2019 03:13 Go to previous message
Richard Freggi is currently offline Richard FreggiFriend
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You can import the use cases and the actors from Excel table into Papyrus using tables (it's a bit tricky to set up Papyrus tables for import, you need to read the documentation).
The interface will not help you: you will have to create association between use case and actor (and dependencies between use cases) manually using diagrams.
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