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How to upload a database

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by Marie Heil in ARIS Cloud Support posted on 2013-10-09

In my last post I explained how to edit your project room, invite users, and assign user privileges. Today I will show you how to upload a database in ARIS Cloud.

To start open in your browser, select My ARIS Cloud, and log in with your personal ARIS Cloud login data to open your project room.

Click the “Edit” icon to open the Administration of your project room.


Select the “Databases” tab to manage your databases available.

In this area you can select the databases that you would like to use in ARIS Cloud. You can choose from databases preconfigured by Software AG or your own database. To select a preconfigured database click “New database”.

First you have to decide how large the database is to be. The three different options cover different model types and filter options. We recommend “Beginner” for beginners, "Intermediate" for occasional users, and "Expert" for experienced users. Select one of the tree options.


In the next step you can select an empty database, a database including a demo example, or a database including a demo template.

Select a database

After you have selected a database you can enter a project name and click “Create project”. Let’s select a new one and enter the name “My new project”.

Enter a project name

The new project is now shown in the project overview.

To work with the database in ARIS Cloud click the activation icon and the Apply button.


Now the database is selected in ARIS Cloud.

Besides selecting a predefined database you also have the option to upload your own database. Click “Import project” to select an existing database.

Select a database and submit your selection.

Enter a project name and the password you already used to export the database from ARIS. Entering a password is only required if you want to upload an ARIS 7 database.

Click “Create database” to finish the uploading process.

To work with the database in ARIS Cloud click the activation icon and apply your selection.


Now go back to the overview page to open the results in ARIS Cloud.


Click "Launch" to open process Live.

Launch Process Live

The database added last is automatically selected in ARIS Cloud. You can switch between the different databases by selecting the database in the upper right corner. 

Now you know how to upload a database in ARIS Cloud.

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Gaurav Kimothi posted on 2013-10-23

Is there a minimum version for the ARIS system from which the DB is exported for this to work properly. I exported from version 7.1. The upload was successful. However, I noticed two things:

1) The models did not convert to the new Process Live UI. They still have the same icons as the 7.1 version.

2) Diagrams of the type Application Profile - PFC, Application Environment Model - ASD etc. do not show anything in Process Live.

Is this expected behavior from Process Live or am I doing something wrong?





Alexandra Schneider-Strempel posted on 2013-10-25

Dear Gauray,

in order to see the new icons in Process Live:

  • You first need to import the models to a database of an ARIS version 9.0
  • Afterwards, there you have to convert the models into the new UI
  • Then export the models again and upload them onto Process Live

In summary, it can be said that exported models from version 7.1 are not automatically converted to the new Process Live UI. The conversion process must be handled with ARIS Architect version 9.0.

Are the diagram types you meant derived? I suppose, they are derived. If so what are the original diagram type names?

Kind regards,

Cesare Pezzali posted on 2014-04-06

Hi Marie, trying to import DB from Aris 7.2 I've no text in the symbols nor titles on diagram (VAC, EPC, etc ...).

My DB was enterely written in Italian language. Is this the problem? (Process Live stand only in english right now)

I use "Backup DB" in order to export DB from Aris 7.2. No error comes uploading it in Process Live.

I've the same result as Gaurav (symbols layout are not automatically converted in Process Live UI), so, is there any "upgrade/upload service" (directly from Software AG) capable of

- Convert Aris 7.2 DB in 9.0

- Import it in Process Live with the right language (english for example)


Tnx in advance