EclipseUML User Guide > Persistence
in the JPA Perspective
EclipseUML 2008 could be directly activated inside the JPA Perspective.
This section is about:
We recommend using
Dali and JPA
Perspective with EclipseUML, and not only the modeling perspective, in
order to take the full advantage of the tight UML integration within
Eclipse with JPA.
- How to activate the
- How to create a Class diagram
- How to activate
the Class Diagram Persistence Development
For example, the reverse of existing
Database is gerated by Dali, then EclipseUML upload all information in
the class diagram. It allows to extend the model and generate metamodel
+ Java Annotation in the code. Finally powerfull mappers such as
toplink or Hibernate can generate code for Oracle, MySQL etc...
1. To activate the JPA
perspective you need to click on the
Open Perspective icon
in the upper right corner of Eclipse.
Immediately after the click on the OK
button, Eclipse switch to JPA Perspective.
Go in the Package Explorer and create a JPA project, then add a package
to your src in order to activate the class diagram creation.
You can not create class diagram if
you don't create a package.
Click on the package and select New UML Diagram > UML Class Diagram
You Class Diagram has been created
inside the JPA Perspective.
3. In order to
activate the Database
preferences inside EclipseUML, click on the class diagram backgorund
and select Persistence Development
Once the JPA menu is selected, the JPA toolbar is immediately
activated in the Class diagram
And the class diagram contextual menu New > JPA is now available.