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Library Management

The Library Management page is a powerful tool that gives you wide-ranging control over your ADONIS libraries. With this page, you have access to a range of tools and functionality that allow you to export or update libraries, and manage metamodel translations.

The Library Management page shows the ADONIS library and the repositories in the library.

Manage Libraries

A library is a basic part of every ADONIS product configuration. In the library, model types, object types, types of connectors, attributes and much more are defined. Libraries have repositories, which are allocated to the users. In these repositories, models and objects are organised and managed.

Export Library

You can export a library for backup purposes or to share it with others.

To export the active library:

  1. Go to Library Management > More options, and then click Export library.

  2. From the Export languages list, choose whether to export the library with all available languages or only with one specific language.

  3. Click Export. The library is exported.

When the export is complete, a success message appears. Close the message to complete the process.

Update Library

This function allows you to update an existing library to a new version.

To update the active library:

  1. Go to Library Management > More options, and then click Update library.

  2. Click Browse and select the file you want to import. You can also drag a file from your computer to the Drag and drop files here to upload area.

  3. Select the Import component settings check box to overwrite your component settings in ADONIS with the ones in the import file and loose your modifications, or clear it so you can keep your current set of component settings.

  4. Click Import. When prompted to continue, click Yes. The library is updated.

When the update is complete, a success message appears. Close the message to complete the process.

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The primary language will not be changed during the library update even if the new version has a different primary language than the library in the database.

Rename Library

To change the name of a library:

  1. Go to the Library Management page.

  2. To the right of the library, click More, and then click Rename library.

  3. Enter the new name and click OK. The new name is applied.

When the renaming process is complete, a success message appears. Close the message to complete the process.

Copy Library ID

To copy the ID of a library to the clipboard:

  1. Go to the Library Management page.

  2. To the right of the library, click More, and then click Copy library ID.

A success message appears.

Copy Library Name

To copy the language-independent name of a library to the clipboard:

  1. Go to the Library Management page.

  2. To the right of the library, click More, and then click Copy library name.

A success message appears.

Check Library

A successful library is often maintained and further extended over many years. With growing size and complexity, problems might arise which are not visible at first glance. With the function Check Library it is possible to locate these problems.

To check a library:

  1. Go to Library Management > More options, and then click Check library.

A list asserts, errors, warnings and infos will be displayed, grouped by component. You can expand the hierarchy of components and entries to locate the specific message you are looking for, or you can utilise the filter options located at the top of the columns to narrow down the results based on your criteria.

Manage Localisation

The text resources of the metamodel can be translated into all languages enabled in the library. These metamodel translations can be imported and exported on the Library Management page.

Import Translation

This procedure allows importing translated metamodel texts that have been saved in an external XML file into the ADONIS database.

To import a translation:

  1. Go to Library Management > More options, and then click Import translation.

  2. Click Browse and select the file you want to import. You can also drag a file from your computer to the Drag and drop files here to upload area.

  3. Click Import. When prompted to continue, click Yes. The translation is imported.

When the import is complete, a success message appears. Close the message to complete the process.

Export Translation

This procedure allows exporting translated metamodel texts into an external XML file.

To export a translation:

  1. Go to Library Management > More options, and then click Export translation.

  2. Select the Basis language, i.e. the source language for the translation.

  3. From the Export Languages list, choose the languages you wish to export.

  4. Optional: Select Activate filter to only export potential translation candidates: The content in the target language is older than the text in the source language. Which language is treated as the source language depends on the selection of the Basis language (see above).

  5. Optional: Select Use timestamp and choose a date to further narrow down the results when Activate filter is selected: Only translation candidates where the text in the source language was edited after the chosen date are exported.

  6. Click Export. The translation is exported.

When the export is complete, a success message appears. Close the message to complete the process.