To transfer meta-data between
USoft and an external meta-data source, you need to set up
connections to both sources. The next time you open the Data Model
Loader utility, both connections are automatically restored.
To set up Data Model Loader
||Configure USoft Definer as an ODBC data source.
||If you want to connect to a Microsoft Access or SQL Server data
source as a Microsoft Repository source, consider if you need to
initialize that data source.
A Microsoft Access or
Microsoft SQL Server data source needs to be initialized before it
can act as an MSR source, and interpret incoming USoft data using
the DBM tool information model.
||From the USoft Definer menu bar, choose Tools, Data Model
Loader, and then choose either Microsoft Repository or Universal
Data Access as appropriate.
||Make sure the cursor is in the External Connection (left-hand)
||Click Connect, and provide the required specifications. You can
also choose Load, Connect from the menu bar.
This step is not necessary if
you have just initialized your Microsoft Repository data source
because in that case you will already be connected to it.
In the Data Link Properties
dialog, after providing a password, ALWAYS select Allow Saving
Password. For more information about options in this dialog, please
refer to the dialog Help function.
||Place the cursor in the USoft Connection (right-hand)
||Click Connect, and specify USoft Definer as the ODBC source you
want to connect to. You can also choose Load, Connect from the menu