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Automation Interface, Add-Ins and Tools / Re: EA Integration without Add In
« on: September 19, 2018, 09:24:44 pm »
Hi,

Another option could be to get your client to install Pro Cloud Server and then use the web services interface provided. I've not looked at the interface yet - but I understand its limited, but could meet your requirement. See here:

http://www.sparxsystems.com/products/procloudserver/#oslc

Regards,

Jon.

2
Bugs and Issues / Structural Elements Dialogue
« on: September 11, 2018, 11:38:13 pm »
Hi,

Since upgrading to v13 (currently on v13.5) we are being presented by the Structural Elements dialogue whenever we drag and drop Events or Swimlanes from the Project Browser onto a diagram. Which is annoying - can we stop this ? Worse still, for events when we drag and drop them from the Project browser onto a diagram, they resize - and render with a weird / larger than default shape. Again any clues as to why this might be happening.


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Geert, 'shape label' is a reserved section in a shape script. Looks like you can't have multiple shape label sections however and that you can only set the origin once per 'shape label' section. So I guess the only way to meet my requirement here is to add two subshape sections to my script, which I wanted to avoid - but hey.

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Hi,

Does anyone have an example of how we can have multiple labels in a Shape Script. Specifically, I want to have a label shown below an Activity and another above, the code below will add below. But if I add a second label (as shown below) - both labels just appear above...

shape label
{
   layouttype = "leftright";
        v_align = "top";
   h_align = "left";
   setOrigin ("SW",0,0);
   
   if (HasTag("id"))
   {
      println ("#TAG:id#");
   }
}

this works fine, however if I then add,

shape label
{
   layouttype = "leftright";
        v_align = "top";
   h_align = "left";
   setOrigin ("NW",0,0);
   
   if (HasTag("frequency"))
   {
      println ("#TAG:frequency#");
   }
}

both labels get displayed at the NW (top left) ... not what I want. I also have another problem that I'm hoping someone can help with, although the label placement is horizontally aligned to the left - the actual label text is not - its centred - is there a way to set the alignment if the actual text in a shape script - not just its placement ?
   

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General Board / Re: HTML export with more than one root node
« on: July 24, 2018, 05:23:00 pm »
Hi,

I believe you can create a virtual document that includes content from multiple root nodes. Search the help on virtual documents / html export for further details.

Regards,

Jon.

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General Board / Label alignment
« on: May 04, 2018, 07:20:32 pm »
Hi,

On my diagrams, labels where showing aligned left in the past. Now they are showing aligned centre. We have many modellers using our repository. I'm wondering is there a default setting somewhere that I'm not aware of that would change the default alignment of labels at a model level - ie would effect everyone using the model ?

Regards,

Jon.

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Hi,

One for the Sparx moderators - you have release the beta of v14 to get early customer feedback - that's great, hopefully some of the feedback will be taken on board - in order to make Sparx an even better product !

My question here is about WebEA - any chance you can setup a sandbox where we can use and feedback on early beta releases of WebEA ? I'm aware that there are a couple of new features in the upcoming release of WebEA. I'd like to test/view these and feedback. It strikes me that early customer feedback on features on a web platform, such as WebEA, is something Sparx should be driving for... just a thought :-).


Regards,

Jon.

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Suggestions and Requests / WebEA view child diagrams
« on: March 08, 2018, 11:06:59 pm »
Hi,

We have raised an official feature request via my company; but wanted to post here as well to see if there is general support for a feature that I think is very much needed in WebEA.

We have a large process model in Sparx. Its hierarchical, in that users can click on a 'Sub-process' to see its child/composite diagram. Or they can until we move to WebEA - which we would very much like to as its a steps up from static html.

However in WebEA if you click on any element with a child diagram, you are taken to the elements property sheet, from which there is no way to navigate to the child diagram !

The ideal solution would be a pop-up context menu when you click on an element with a child diagram, from which you can either select the elements property page or the child diagram. Failing that a clearly visible link on the elements property page to the child diagram.

Regards,

Jon.

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Hi,

Turns out it is possible - but only if you generate the doc as PDF (extension = ".pdf" below) due to encoding/zipping... this code did the trick for me..

p.RunReport thePackage.PackageGUID, "DB Diagram and Element Details (A3)", fname & extension
            
            Set theElement = thePackage.Elements.AddNew ("Baseline Approval Document [" & theDate & "]" & extension, "Artifact")
            theElement.LoadLinkedDocument (fname & extension)
            theElement.Update
            sql = "UPDATE t_object SET style = 'ExtDoc=1;' WHERE object_id = " & theElement.ElementID
            Repository.Execute (sql)
            
            sql = "UPDATE t_document SET DocName = '" & theElement.Name & "', ElementType = '" & extension & "', DocType = 'ExtDoc' " &_
               "WHERE ElementID = '" & theElement.ElementGUID & "' AND ElementType = 'ModelDocument'"
            Repository.Execute (sql)
            

Regards,

Jon.

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Ok, thanks both - I think I might be able to hack my way around it with EAElement.LoadLinkedDocument (string Filename) - assuming it does the zipping/encoding of the document into t_document.strcontent ...

Regards,

Jon.

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Hi,

Anyone know if there is an API that can be used to add a document (as an artefact in t_object and corresponding extdoc entry in t_document) to a Sparx repository ? If there isn't' an API has anyone got a script that does this ?

Regards,

Jon.

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Hi,

What I'm really after is a way via a script. I think I remember sometime ago reading that there were some undocumented features that could be used to simulate a menu/ribbon click via script. I can't find the thread on the group however. Ring any bells with anyone ?

Regards,

Jon.

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Hi,

Is there a way to open the Relationship Matrix via a script ? Ideally also set the 'profile' and/or source and targets ?

Regards,

Jon.

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Hi,

As you have found its in t_document, it is in png format - however its zipped/compressed - so you need to unzip before you can save as png.

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General Board / Re: BPMN Model folder structure
« on: October 19, 2017, 01:39:34 am »
Hi,

I think I'd qualify Simons advice. If you are creating a small (less than 10 diagrams) process mode,l then fine put everything in a single folder. If however you are documenting the processes for a medium to large business, you should think about using a Process Classification Framework (PCF) (see APQC for example) and creating a folder structure based on the PFC. I'd also recommend that you create a separate folder(s) for any elements that are reused across your model. Finally I'd recommend having a look at this webinar on the Sparx site:

http://www.sparxsystems.com/resources/webinar/partners/bpmn/bpmn-enhancements-cephas.html

Which gives a good overview on Sparx BPMN modelling.

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