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Configure a Polarion Project for Export of EA Elements

Template for Enterprise Architect exports

Polarion offers the functionality to create projects based on templates. Project templates can contain preconfigured work item types, fields and work item link roles. With the templates it is easier to create projects, especially for exports from Enterprise Architect, which have to be configured accordingly. To create a template project for exports to Polarion, follow the steps listed below.

  1. Download the template:
  2. In Polarion, open the Default Repository and switch to the Administration:
  3. In the Administration pane on the left side, click "Project Templates"
  4. In the toolbar on the top, select "Upload" and select the downloaded template from step 1 for upload
  5. Click "Finish"
  6. You should now see a template named "LemonTree.Connect Polarion for EA Export Template" inside the section "Custom Templates"

You can now easily create new projects based on the LemonTree.Connect template, which can be directly used for exports from Enterprise Architect with the default mapping that is deployed with LemonTree.Connect Polarion.

In order to create a project based on the template, follow the steps listed below.

  1. Create a new project by clicking the project selection and choosing "Create New Project": Create new project
  2. Provide an ID, a Location and a Tracker Prefix, then click "Next"
  3. In the template combobox you can now select the template "LemonTree.Connect Polarion for EA Export Template": Selected template
  4. Click "Next" two times and then click "Finish"
  5. If you click "Return to Project" on the top left you can then see all the provided work item types coming from the used template: Template work item types

You can now use this project with the default mapping of LemonTree.Connect and export basic EA elements, represented in Polarion with custom work item types.

Used Polarion Version

Note that the template provided in this guide was created with Polarion version 21R2. 

Steps for manually configuring a Polarion Project for export

If you want to manually configure a project without having a tracker template, follow the steps described below:

  1. Create a new project (can be based on any template or can be an empty one)
  2. Navigate to the project administration
  3. Navigate to the custom field section and create a new configuration for "All Types": Add custom field step 1
  4. Add a new custom text field called "ea_guid". This field is mandatory in order to support synchronization of EA elements in Polarion
    Add custom field step 2
  5. Open the work item type configuration and add all custom work item types that you want to use in the Mapping Configuration: Add custom types
  6. Open the "Enumerations" and create a new work item link role configuration: Create link role config
  7. If not existing, add a new link role with
    1. ID = "parent"
    2. Name = "has parent"
    3. Opposite Name = "is parent of"
    4. Parent check box = enabled Configure link roles
  8. Add link roles for all connectors from Enterprise Architect that you want to export to Polarion (for example: EA Realization will be represented as "implements" in Polarion")