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Messages - Paolo F Cantoni

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Bugs and Issues / Re: attribute order messed up
« on: November 17, 2017, 07:11:12 pm »
I thought you had to do a collection refresh after the deletion so that the collection could be recalculated.

Paolo
Paolo,

I'm talking about regular access via the GUI, no automation.

Geert
Ah Yes, I'm pretty certain I put in a similar bug report within the last year.

Avagoodweegend!  ;D

Paolo

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General Board / Re: Can you use multiple values in <Search Term>
« on: November 17, 2017, 10:47:55 am »
Hi Paolo,

try:
select * from t_object where name in (<Search Term>)

with Search Term:
"rte","bsw"

Kind regards,

Helmut
Hi Helmut,
I'm on the bus so not conncted to our corporate repository, but I found that
select * from t_object where name in (<Search Term>)
didn't even compile.  I didn't even get as far as entering the term to test it.

However, it won't work anyway.  Did you get it to work?  Seems to be a problem with quote bracketing.

Paolo

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Bugs and Issues / Re: attribute order messed up
« on: November 17, 2017, 10:35:09 am »
I thought you had to do a collection refresh after the deletion so that the collection could be recalculated.

Paolo

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General Board / Can you use multiple values in <Search Term>
« on: November 16, 2017, 03:28:09 pm »
We have a Project Search that uses the IN operator:
TaggedValue.Value IN ('<Search Term>')

If a single value is supplied, it works fine.  Is there any way to get multiple values in?

I even tried "tricking" the query by making <Search Term>= value1', 'value2
hoping the resulting '<Search Term>' phrase would look like:
'value1', 'value2'
which works; if I hardcode it.  But to no avail!

Is there any way to achieve the multiple values?  Is it actually the expression of a defect?

TIA,
Paolo

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The latter, which effectively changes the condition from contains to equals.
Equals is a completely ineffective as a description for the behavior you are after.

Regardless, what you are after doesn't exist.
(my emphasis)  YMMVWFM  It is EXACTLY a description for what I'm after.  If I change the contains to equals and enter the term: Party  I get exactly the 6 I'm after.

However, as you say, the mechanism doesn't exist and so I have to create new searches.

@Roy, neither of your suggestions work.  They DO restrict the result set, but not in the way I'm after.

Paolo

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You mean set the condition to 'Equal To' instead of 'Contains'?

Or do you mean that you want whole word only?
The latter, which effectively changes the condition from contains to equals.

Paolo

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General Board / Re: How does EA treats Note, Comments and Text box entries?
« on: November 15, 2017, 12:51:19 pm »
Thank you qwerty it's clear!  Basically just pick one and stick with it.
Hi Richard,

FWIW, we distinguish between Annotations - which are formal elements of the model and persistent (controlled and purged only after a formal process) and Comments which are (typically) temporary comments and are likely to eventually disappear from the repository (at the poster's discretion).

We use the BPMN Annotation shape for Annotations (surprise, surprise :) )  and the default Notes shape for Comments.

HTH,
Paolo


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If I search for the search term "Party"; in our repository, I get 66 results only 6 of which are for the exact term "Party".  The search is a contains search, so the effective search term is "*Party*".  Is there any mechanism short of adding a new exact match search that allows me to change the contains to an equals search?

Paolo

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If you create any diagram from BPMN you see that they are Analysis diagrams and don't have a stereotype. It's only that EA knows the meta-type and associates a toolbox with the diagram.

q.
Because Diagrams are 2nd (or lower) class citizens of the sparxian ecosystem, a diagram metatype is NOT a combination of Type and Stereotype, but just an entry in StylEx (as noted by the OP).

Getting Diagram stereotypes to appear in the dropdown has been problematic for us.  IIRC we found we had to place them in the General stereotypes list with a base class of Diagram to get them to show up.

Paolo

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General Board / Re: how to document EA model in two languages
« on: November 10, 2017, 10:49:43 am »
I'd rather have the translations missing formatting and have a clear distinction between them with each one in a logical place.
You might, but my clients don't. They insist on having the ability to enter formatted text for all languages.
I must say I can't blame them.

Now if tagged values could contain formatted text, that would be a different story.

Geert
Shoot that man, sir!  He's making sense!

Happy Friday everyone!   ;D

Paolo

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This has already been reported, but there is now a workaround!

When you create a Virtual Connector End (VCE) the Doppelganger if you try to hide the arc by pressing the delete key, the VCE will also be removed from the diagram (even though it is not selected)! Since one of the principal use cases (at least in our view) is to have multiple instances of an item visually embedded in a number of encompassing elements, this causes problems!  Interestingly, you can hide the connector itself by using the Set Visible Relations [Ctrl+Shift+I] and hiding the arc using that dialog.  Consequently, why can't we do it with just the delete key?

These types of problems could be overcome by having REAL t_diagramobjects marked as Doppelgangers.

Reported,
Paolo

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When you create a Virtual Connector End (VCE) the Doppelganger (if visually embedded within an encompassing element) does not have the ability be moved with the encompassing element, even if its Z-order is correct.  Since one of the principal use cases (at least in our view) is to have multiple instances of an item visually embedded in a number of encompassing elements, this causes problems!

These types of problems could be overcome by having REAL t_diagramobjects marked as Doppelgangers.

Reported,
Paolo

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When you create a Virtual Connector End (VCE) the Doppelganger does not have the ability to have its Z-order changed independently.  Since one of the principal use cases (at least in our view) is to have multiple instances of an item visually embedded in a number of encompassing elements, this causes problems!  Interestingly, you can adjust the Z-order of the Doppelganger by changing the Z-order of the master.  However, as will be appreciated, this could cause problems for the master vis-a-vis its Z-order.

These types of problems could be overcome by having REAL t_diagramobjects marked as Doppelgangers.

Reported,
Paolo

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Apart from writing an Add-In function, is there any way to get at the Virtual Inheritance property for a Generalization Arc?

TIA,
Paolo

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