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Messages - Robert Sheridan

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General Board / Re: Enterprise Architect for SharePoint
« on: June 21, 2012, 01:19:04 am »
Are you modelling a sharepoint installation or using sharepoint as a version control repository for EA?  There was a discussion on using sharepoint as a version control repository a while back and I think the consensus was that it is hard to use EA with Sharepoint except as a repository for documents generated from EA or files containing exported baselines

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General Board / Re: MS Word comparison function
« on: June 22, 2012, 10:00:54 pm »
Once a diagram is released I increment the version each time it is changed significantly, use the diagram properties to get the version to appear in the top left.  You can then accept all diagram changes in the word document (I think you might even be able to get it to ignore them) and if people are concerned to spot changes to diagrams you can either manually highlight them or list them at the front of your document as changes.  If you use baselines you can identify changes from previous releases, but it is tricky with diagrams to filter out trivial changes such as tidying up the layout.

robert

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General Board / Re: Hierarchical Numbering for RTF Documentation
« on: June 21, 2012, 01:24:25 am »
I got this to work by following the instructions in the user guide exactly (it is a very tedious and repititive process); however, I found a bug in the process which means that sometimes the numbering restarts. Sparx have accepted it as a fault but I do not know when it will be fixed.

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General Board / Re: Predefined Tagged Values for Requirements
« on: June 01, 2012, 09:06:02 pm »
Creating and using profiles is not as intimidating as it sounds.  I use profiles extensively for creating custom requirement elements with tags, it is especially useful if you are importing requirements which have additional data to that availble in the standard EA fields.

The other reason to use profiles is that it is more reliable than manually adding tags to requirement elements as and when needed, especially if people who are new to EA are creating the requirments

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General Board / Re: Reporting on Traceability
« on: March 13, 2012, 12:14:49 am »
You can put an element on a diagram and then select to automatically add all related elements to a selected level (right click, Add -> related elements).  If you did that you would have a list of all associated elements to the element and you could run a report against that diagram.

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General Board / Re: Images in Scenarios
« on: April 03, 2012, 09:45:23 pm »
We have been creating a user interface diagram underneath the use case and creating a screen element for each screen relating to the use case.  You can then take a screen shot of your mockup and use the context menu appearance -> apply image from clipboard to make the screen element show the screenshot.

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General Board / Re: Guards on Connectors
« on: April 03, 2012, 09:50:49 pm »
Are you using BPMN? It handles settting guards differently (via tags) and does not show what you have put in the constraint attribute.

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General Board / Re: Floating diagrams
« on: March 13, 2012, 12:21:01 am »
Could not agree more, I do not have to run multiple instances any more.

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General Board / Re: EA: Requirements Sections in RTF Documentation
« on: March 16, 2012, 03:53:24 am »
Not really enough info to give specific help.  
Have you set the focus at the correct point in the project browser?
Have you set any filters to exclude requirements?
There is a white paper provided by Sparx and the help is pretty good at getting started.  Sometimes the templates just get confused and you have to start a new one (just happened to me on creating my third copy of a template I was experimenting with).

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General Board / Re: How to create multi selection tags in a profil
« on: February 10, 2012, 10:42:52 pm »
Thanks for the guidance, it was a big help.

As I am wanting to pick from a group of components in the model I actually ended up creating a stereotype in the profile which matched the stereotype we have used for the those components and created a tag value link to it from the stereotype I want the list to be created in and that worked a treat.

I also got using the tagged value types approach to work from the stereotype by giving the attribute the same name as the tagged value type I had created, I opted to do it all in the profile to simplify maintenance.

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General Board / Re: How to create multi selection tags in a profil
« on: February 09, 2012, 01:39:02 am »
I had a feeling that it might not be possible.  I have a lot of new users and wanted to create way for them to select which application a change will have an impact on.

The work around we have gone for is a tag with a default list of all the applications and they edit out the ones that dont apply. I was hoping for something a bit better.

Robert

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General Board / How to create multi selection tags in a profile
« on: February 08, 2012, 10:35:27 pm »
Hi,
I have been trying to create a tag in a stereotype which allows more than one value to be selected from the list and have failed dismally.  Has anyone cracked this?

Thanks
Robert

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General Board / Re: modelling business reports
« on: February 16, 2010, 04:57:56 am »
Thanks Geert, I will have a go.  By the way, I could not get your URL to open.

Robert

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General Board / modelling business reports
« on: February 13, 2010, 04:28:38 am »
I am working on a reporting module for an application and would like to explicitly model which class attributes are used in which reports.  Has any one else done this?  I am not sure what would be the best way.

Thanks

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General Board / Re: Importing requirements from an excel list
« on: February 13, 2010, 04:32:45 am »
I am very rusty at VBA but was able to use Geert's code to get a solution for our import in about a day (Thanks Geert, would have been stuck finding out the API calls without you).  

I would say it would be worth finding a programmer in your organisation if you can not do the edits yourself.

Robert

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