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Using EA13 and eaDocX 3.9 on Windows 7 Pro.
I get this SQL Oracle error when using third party app eaDocX (eaDocX lets you create a table based on an SQL search in version 3.9) (It works fine as an EA search). Ive tried it on tiny results (two rows and hundreds of rows) - same error. Tried everything I can think of!

28/04/2017 13:49:29
Microsoft OLE DB Provider for ODBC Drivers [-2147467259]

[Oracle][ODBC][Ora]ORA-00911: invalid character


ifO.ea_guid AS CLASSGUID,
ifO.Object_Type AS CLASSTYPE,
ifO.Alias AS IFID,

Replace(ifO.Name, ',',';') AS IFNAME,

FROM t_object tgtO , t_object srcO, t_connector, t_object ifO, t_package pkg

pkg.Package_ID in (#Branch#) AND ifO.Package_ID = pkg.Package_ID

AND tgtO.Object_ID = t_connector.End_Object_ID
AND srcO.Object_ID = t_connector.Start_Object_ID
AND t_connector.PDATA1 IS NOT NULL
AND ifO.Object_ID = To_Number(t_connector.PDATA1)
AND ifO.Stereotype='interface'

ORDER by 1

General Board / How to avoid deleting boundary elements you cant 'see'
« on: September 30, 2016, 12:26:15 am »
boundary elements do not appear in the project browser we are told because they are 'diagrams-only' elements. However we are finding that listing boundaries by an sql report reveals they have both Diagram_ID and Package_ID.

I'd like to be clear how this works so that if I delete a package or a diagram I don't inadvertently delete boundaries that are children of those diagrams or packages.

Any help would be appreciated. :)

General Board / Time Series Chart - how to delete data point history?
« on: September 09, 2016, 09:03:24 pm »
I have a TimeSeriesChart element and have created the series SQL to populate the chart and tested it and all is working fine.

But now I need to remove all the 'test' results and run a data point interval for real.

I can't locate how to delete the data point historical results.

Bugs and Issues / Poor performance 4 users using shared eap file
« on: August 19, 2016, 08:41:03 pm »
At my client's site ( a very large public organisation) we are using EA v 12. We have 4 concurrent users using a shared .eap file of 58MB. The file is on a server in one building and the users  are in other buildings around the country.
Performance is really poor. If we move the database file to the same PC running the EA application it is blindingly quick, but we cant do that, we have to have a federated approach. I don't want to get into version control and separate offline package development, replication etc.

Our IT people say there is nothing wrong with the network and if it was too slow then other users of other applications in our building would also experience problems.
They tried moving the database file to another server in a different building in another part of the country and it made a marginal (anecdotal evidence) difference to two users but made it worse for the other two.

I have asked out IT for the database to be hosted on Oracle RDBMS (that is the preferred company RDBMS) but that will require some investment decisions and won't happen quickly, however I keep seeing performance issues being reported with EA 12 and Oracle hosting on the forum. The advice seems to be that oracle needs to be fine tuned for EA to work fast but I haven't seen anything about what exactly has to be fine-tuned from Sparx.

On a diagram I have 2 classes connected by an association class. I need to generate an rtf report that has a table where each row represents the association class and includes columns detailing information about each of the 2 classes that the association class connects e.g. name, stereotype, tag values etc. If the answer is 'write a script' then can you suggest what to write and also explain how I get the script output into the rtf report?
Also how would I do this recursively for all assocaition classes in a package?

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