Import bdm issue in bonita studio


Hi Team,

I want to create my own BDM manually by preparing a bom.xml file and trying to import that into the bonita studio.
I am getting the following error:- "The archive is invalid, it does not contain a Business Data Model."

My bom.xml file looks like below:-


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes"?>

Unable to Import the BDM into studio. Please do the needful.
Thanks & Regards,
Naga siva prasad.

1 answer


I did the following test:

  1. Download the bom.xml file you shared
  2. Zip the bom.xml. bom.xml is at the root of the zip file, no folder inside the zip file.
  3. In Bonita Studio, use the "Development" -> "Business Data Model" -> "Import..." menu to import the zip file.

And I get a valid BDM definition in my Studio project that I can edit with Bonita Studio.

So I guess that the issue is in the way you create the zip file. Maybe you can share this zip file with us?


Submitted by sivaprasad.kodu... on Wed, 10/16/2019 - 15:06

Thanks for quick reply.
Please find the zip file as attached below.

After that in imported, I am unable to find the data objects/ data is missing- No Business variables are present.
Here is my Business object attached after importing. BO_AfterImport

Please do the needful.
Naga siva prasad.

Submitted by antoine.mottier on Wed, 10/16/2019 - 16:55

The issue is that the zip file should be named and not With the proper file name no error during import.