There aren’t many differences between Maximo 6′s MEA and Maximo 7′s MIF. If you read my previous post on importing data with MIF, then it will be easier to understand how MEA works. The architecture is pretty much the same but some minor name changes. If you have never used the MIF, then this tutorial will guide you through how to setup MEA to import data. I will assume that you have already enabled MEA through the “Product Enablers” installation CD, and have already setup the JMS queues and buses. By default, MEA is not enabled and the queues are not configured. I may post another tutorial on how to setup JMS queues and buses for MEA, but not that is not part of today’s scope.