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erwin Data Modeler 2021 R1 - General

Meta Integration Model Bridge Known Limitations

This document provides information about known limitations in EMM Metadata Harvesting with Meta Integration® Model Bridge (MIMB) via erwin Metadata Management (EMM) Solution, erwin Web Portal (EWP).



The erwin Metadata Management (EMM) solution, erwin Web Portal (EWP), provides all essential features for erwin data model publishing, analysis, and reviews:

  • Metadata harvesting (integration) from erwin Data Modeler Standard Edition
  • Metadata harvesting (integration) from erwin Data Modeler Workgroup Edition (synchronizes with the erwin Mart repository).
  • Data Model Diagram Visualizer and Navigator
  • Metadata (single) Configuration and Stitching
  • Metadata Browsing, Search and Reporting
  • Metadata Collaboration (external URL, tagging, comments and review)
  • Data Flow Lineage & Impact Analysis
  • Metadata Explorer (simplified metadata user interface for business users)
  • Repository Security with User and Role Management (integration with Enterprise LDAP or SSO)
  • Repository Customization by adding user defined properties / attributes)
  • Repository Storage on PostgreSQL (bundled on Windows), Oracle or SQL Server

Note: The features mentioned in italic have been added from the previous CA ERwin Web Portal Enterprise Edition.

Copyright Notice

erwin Web Portal (EWP) is licensed under the following copyright:

Copyright © 2021 erwin, Inc. All rights reserved.

Copyright 2021 Quest Software Inc. All rights reserved. All trademarks, trade names, service marks, and logos referenced herein belong to their respective companies.

erwin® is a registered trademark of erwin, Inc.

erwin Web Portal is based (re-branded OEM) on the following Meta Integration products:

  • Meta Integration® Metadata Management (MIMM)
  • Meta Integration® Model Bridge (MIMB)
  • Meta Integration® Repository (MIR)

These products are licensed under the following Meta Integration copyright:

Copyright © Meta Integration Technology, Inc. 1997-2021.

All Rights Reserved.

Meta Integration® is a registered trademark of Meta Integration Technology, Inc.

Other product and company names (or logos) mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

MIMB Known Limitations

The erwin Metadata Management (EMM) solution, erwin Web Portal (EWP), provides all essential features for erwin data model publishing, analysis, and reviews:

  1. Consistency Check of the Source Model
  2. Metadata Import/Export is limited to the "Bridge Specifications"
  3. Potential Loss of Metadata from Tool A to Tool B
  4. Limitations on Import/Export Round-Trip
  5. Limitations on Export Bridge's Merge/Update Capabilities
  6. API based Bridges
  7. Multi-file based Bridges
  8. Graphical Layout is carried only through some Bridges
  9. SQL Parsing of Transformation Expressions in Import Bridges
  10. Conversions of Transformation Expressions in Export Bridges
  11. Internationalization Aspects
  12. Multi-Model Import Bridges for Incremental Metadata Harvesting
  13. Linux vs. Windows Only Availability
  14. Third-party software (drivers) internet download
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