Note: There is a newer version of this specification see VEC 2.0.1

An ExternalMapping is used to relate an ExtendableElement in the VEC with an element located in an external data source. The element in the VEC is referenced by the mappedElement, the external element is identified by the attribute externalReference.

General Information

Attribute Value
Owner external_mapping
Applied Stereotype
Base Classifier ExtendableElement
Is Abstract false
Derived Classifiers


Name Type Mult. Description Owning Classifier
externalReference String 1 Defines the unique key of the external element. How this key shall be interpreted is dependent from the format of the external data source. ExternalMapping

Outgoing Relations

Type Role Mult. Mult. Description
ExtendableElement mappedElement 1 0..*

Incoming Relations

Type Mult. Role Mult. Description
ExternalMappingSpecification 1 mappings 0..*

Specifies the mappings of individual element.