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2197433 - Physical names do not import from Erwin - SAP PD


  • Import an ERwin model into PD as both logical and physical, the physical names from ERwin (which are created by a naming standard file) are not imported. The physical model has the same table names as the entities and column names as the attributes (with underscores in the PDM).

In example:

<User_Formatted_Name ReadOnly="Y" Derived="Y">PEOPLEYACHT</User_Formatted_Name><User_Formatted_Physical_Name ReadOnly="Y" Derived="Y">PEOPY</User_Formatted_Physical_Name>

  • When the object is imported into PD, its name is PEOPLEYACHT and its code PEOPLEYACHT.
  • The import seems to ignore the User_Formatted_Physical_Name attribute, use User_Formatted_Name for the object Name and apply the PowerDesigner default naming convention to set the object code (.convert_name(%Name%,"_")).



SAP PowerDesigner (PD) 16.5 SP05 PL02 and previous versions


SAP PowerDesigner 16.5 ; SAP Sybase PowerDesigner 15.3 ; SAP Sybase PowerDesigner 16.1 ; Sybase PowerAMC 16.5


Er win, physical name, CR787476, 787476, CR#787476 , KBA , import , erwin , physical , BC-SYB-PD , PowerDesigner , Problem

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