Creating a Data Model Using an External Model File

While not used in this guide, creating an OData model using an external model file is described here for reference.


  1. Locate the provided model file named EPMDemoModel_RKT.xml.
  2. In your created project, right-click Data Model and select Start of the navigation path Import Next navigation step Data Model from File End of the navigation path.
  3. Browse to the location of the XML model file and select Start of the navigation path Next End of the navigation path.
    The next screen of the File Import wizard shows an outline of the model contents. You can see the entity types as well as the relationships that are defined within the model.
  4. Click Finish.
  5. Save your project.


Your project data model now reflects what is described in the model metadata file.