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Bugs and Issues / Re: EA 14.0: Find in Browser odd behaviour
« on: May 18, 2018, 08:30:58 am »
when the advert-guys took over
Thank you for brightening my day. Every time I see a comment like this it makes me laugh.

ArchiMate is using new functionality to define its quicklinker from a metamodel specified in its profile. It is (or will be) simpler, easier to maintain and more reliable than specifying each quicklinker rule individually. It also allows EA to validate relationships against the ArchiMate metamodel. The fact that you can create the relationships from the toolbox says that you don't have strict connector syntax enabled. Finally, it's essential to the definition and use of User Defined View types.

Unfortunately, it is currently missing some relationships because of what I would describe as a less than rigorous definition of the metamodel within the ArchiMate specification. As an example, the validity of an Actor having an assignment to a Role is specified only1 in English in the description of a BusinessActor.

A business actor may be assigned to one or more business roles. It can then perform the behavior to which these business roles are assigned.

1 It's also in Appendix B Relationship tables, but that's not a specification of a metamodel and the content of the document should not require the appendices.

General Board / Re: Publish decision table
« on: May 17, 2018, 08:47:53 am »
The DMN support added in EA 14 is separate the DecisionTable editor that was previously available. I think some of the DMN types use tagged values to store their definition. Not sure if they all do.

It's in the ribbon.
Design > Package > Edit > Advanced > Generated Report Options.

Bugs and Issues / Re: Deleting Packages
« on: May 17, 2018, 08:40:46 am »
At a guess, locked note/text/boundary elements on a diagram inside that package.

Bugs and Issues / Re: New Element does not show UPDM Toolset
« on: May 17, 2018, 08:39:35 am »
Sounds like you selected the UAF perspective instead of the UPDM perspective.

If these two User Controls have the same effect, I suppose, they both should affect the zoom percent view (on the left of the status bar) equally. The Pan&Zoom slider doesn't affect it.
Looks like the status bar isn't redrawn after the zoom isn't changed there. As soon as the mouse is moved off the slider the status bar gets updated.

General Board / Re: The forum has been updated!
« on: May 14, 2018, 10:30:28 am »
Looks like someone saw this thread and updated it.

General Board / Re: The forum has been updated!
« on: May 14, 2018, 08:59:07 am »
I'm guessing that "News" section is not part of any documented release procedure and has been forgotten since the forum was updated.

General Board / Re: Glossary plural terms
« on: May 11, 2018, 02:26:25 pm »
The best way EA could handle this in the future is to model the glossary using an ontology definition profile. EA could then query the model itself for the glossary terms to highlight and the definitions to display.

Peter, a root node in EA has always been a special case in that it doesn't have any of the other "element" things. The docked window couldn't show much, and would allow edit of even less.

This setting should have its own settings i Security list, but its related to other settings that several users need, bad config by Sparx
The permission used is 'Configure Project Prerequisites'. It only allows configuration of the minimum EA version and the required MDG technologies.

Bugs and Issues / Re: V14 different browser order
« on: May 09, 2018, 09:30:33 am »
Thanks for steps that we can try to reproduce.
5. Added a new root node "Three" => The new node is created above the root node "Two", not below as I would expect
At this point in time, the items are sorted alphabetically. You haven't added one to the end of an unsorted list. What you are seeing is correct.

6. I closed and reopened the project. It opens with a changed order of root nodes:

I'm still getting One,Three,Two. My suspicion is that you performed step 7 before reloading.

7. I changed the order with the arrow icons of the Project Browser toolbar ...
Things get interesting here... If I try to re-order with the arrows I don't see any change, but I can see a change in the database. When I reload the model the changes are reflected.

Reordering with Ctrl + Up/Down shows me the order immediately.

At this point, I have reproduced a bug. Unfortunately it's not that the model is loaded incorrectly.

I know it's hard to share models, could you try running the following query in the SQL scratch pad?

Code: [Select]
select Name,TPos from t_package where Parent_ID = 0 order by TPos
How does the result compare to the order of root nodes in your model?

General Board / Re: How to delete ForkJoinH elements?
« on: May 09, 2018, 08:44:55 am »
Use the relationships window. If there is a connector it will show up there.

If you don't know which element is linked to it, select everything on the diagram. It will show all relationships and you can find the one targetting a fork/join and add it back on the diagram, then delete it properly.

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