Connecting to SAP EA Designer with SAP PowerDesigner

SAP EA Designer provides limited compatibility with the SAP PowerDesigner enterprise architecture tool. You can connect to the SAP EA Designer repository with the PowerDesigner desktop client to upload PowerDesigner models for viewing with SAP EA Designer.

Procedure

  1. Obtain a user account in the SAP EA Designer repository with appropriate rights and permissions.
  2. Obtain connection information for the SAP EA Designer repository database (see Obtaining Connection Information for the Repository).
  3. Install a version of the PowerDesigner desktop client that is compatible with the repository.

    PowerDesigner v16.6 SP02 is compatible with SAP EA Designer v1.0.

  4. Create a PowerDesigner repository definition targeting the SAP EA Designer repository (Creating the PowerDesigner Repository Definition for the SAP EA Designer Repository).
  5. In the PowerDesigner desktop client, select Start of the navigation path Repository Next navigation step Connect End of the navigation path.
  6. Enter the following parameters and click OK:

    Property

    Description

    Repository name

    Select the SAP EA Designer repository definition.

    Login name

    Enter your user name for the SAP EA Designer repository.

    Password

    Enter your password for the SAP EA Designer repository.

  7. Check models into the SAP EA Designer repository to make them available for viewing in SAP EA Designer.