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Bugs and Issues / Hyperlink to element in diagram
« on: May 04, 2017, 06:58:56 pm »
Hi all,

Is there a way to create an in-EA hyperlink which opens a diagram and selects a specific element in it?



Automation Interface, Add-Ins and Tools / Partition bar colour
« on: May 03, 2017, 06:45:17 pm »
Hello today,

Is it possible to set a separate colour for the bar of a partition (where the name is displayed) but leave the background of the partition proper transparent? Without resorting to a full shape script, I mean.

Setting the fill colour changes the whole background, and partitions do not appear in the status colour "applies to" list.
Is there another way?



Bugs and Issues / Package / element GUID mismatch
« on: April 25, 2017, 12:59:40 am »
Hello all,

A client, who's on 11.1, is having problems with a centralized reference model which gets distributed through the reusable asset service.

Going through it I noticed something odd: there is a mismatch between t_package.ea_guid and t_object.ea_guid for all the packages in this model. The locking mechanism has also gone haywire, and I assume this is the cause.

If I look in the project browser, nothing is locked.
If I look in the Manage Locks dialog, all the schizoid packages are locked.
If I drag one of the packages onto a diagram, I can "Release User Lock" in the context menu.

These issues persist when distributing the model to other projects through RAS.
The project integrity check says everything's fine.

What is the correct way forward here?

I can hack the database to make the GUIDs match -- but which one should take precedence?
Where, in addition to t_package.ea_guid / t_object.ea_guid, do I need to hack?

Or is there a gentler, kinder way?



Automation Interface, Add-Ins and Tools / Requirement stereotype icons
« on: April 20, 2017, 01:05:08 am »
Hi all,

Is it possible to override the requirement stereotype icons in a shape script?
It sounds like it's a decoration, but if so I don't know what it's called.



Bugs and Issues / Auto-apply diagram filter
« on: March 31, 2017, 06:41:30 pm »
Hi all,

Is there a way, either in the GUI or the API, to automatically select a particular diagram filter when a diagram is opened?

In the API, there's a Diagram.FilterElements property which "applies a comma-separated list of object ids (from SelectedObjects) to the currently-applied diagram filter, overriding the filter." This seems to indicate the filter can be applied somehow, but I can't find a reference to that in Diagram, Repository or Project.



Bugs and Issues / Glossary matching options
« on: March 16, 2017, 10:42:38 pm »

Are there any options to control how glossary terms are matched in the GUI?
I've got case-insensitive and whole word only. Can this be changed somewhere?

I am aware that this wouldn't make it possible to define two terms with only casing differences. That's not the question, I want to know if I can influence what gets highlighted in the Notes fields.
(For that matter, changing how the match is highlighted from underline to a different colour or something would be nice too.)



Bugs and Issues / Embedded elements and diagram layouts
« on: March 07, 2017, 03:18:20 am »
Hi all,

Is it possible to get the diagram layout function to take ports and exposed interfaces into account?

I've got a model with components, ports and connectors between ports but not between the parent components. Ordering a diagram layout results in all the components being placed left-to-right as if there were no connectors at all.

There's an option "Layout uses all relations" and it's ticked, but it doesn't seem to do much good.
I've tried the different layouts in the toolbar, but they're undocumented and none of them seems to look at relationships between embedded elements.



Automation Interface, Add-Ins and Tools / Repository.RegisterRASAsset?
« on: March 03, 2017, 09:47:10 pm »

On the feature list for 1308 there's mention of a new API call Repository.ImportRASAsset().

Is there a corresponding call to register an asset?

There isn't one listed in the current API documentation, but then ImportRASAsset() isn't there either so...


Hello all,

If I specify a behavior for a transition effect, and that behavior has a stereotype, the stereotype shows up in the transition label. This just clutters up the diagram.

I've tried disabling stereotype presentation for elements, and for connectors, but neither setting affects this label.

Is there a way?



Bugs and Issues / Custom icons in stereotyped artifacts
« on: November 23, 2016, 12:39:31 am »
Hi all,

Too lazy to try this for myself.

Is it possible to specify a custom icon for a stereotyped artifact, while retaining all other aspects of the base shape script?
In other words, is there a decoration sub-shape I can override and include my own image, or something along those lines?



Suggestions and Requests / Select Alternate Image for connector label
« on: November 19, 2016, 01:29:03 am »
Hello all,

The ability to select an alternate image for a connector label would be useful.

It would work the same way as for elements but replace not the connector itself, but the label, with the specified image.


Bugs and Issues / RAS: import old version
« on: November 14, 2016, 11:01:27 pm »

Working in 11.1, I was under the impression that you could only import the most recent version of a package from a RAS storage.

However, at the EEAUG meeting on Friday I spoke to someone who was in the middle of setting up RAS for his organization, and who said that you can import old versions of assets.

Was he mistaken? Or have I missed something?
If it is possible in recent versions, is it also possible in 11.1? 'Cos I can't find a way.



Bugs and Issues / RAS timestamps
« on: October 28, 2016, 07:28:56 pm »
Hi all,

Got another quite amazing pair of bugs in the reusable asset service in 11.1, which I'd like to know if they're still around in 12 and 13 before I file a report. You'd think these are so atrocious that there's no way they haven't been fixed, but then again they made it through Sparx' quality control in the first place, so worth a check.

Simply put, the timestamps in the Reusable Asset Service window are out of joint.

In the Registry Browser tab, there's a Last Registered column. This shows not the time each package was last uploaded, but the last time the tab was refreshed. You can verify this by hitting the green-arrows "Reload Registry Browser" button up top. Every row shows the same time.

Asset Properties has two fields Created Date and Modified Date. These show not the created and modified dates of the selected package, but the last time the selection was changed in the Registry Browser. Both fields show the same time.

So clearly a bit of demo code found its way into production. You 12/13 users, and how I envy you, could you check if this has been fixed?



Bugs and Issues / RAS dependencies: "registry" vs "storage"
« on: October 28, 2016, 12:35:03 am »
Hi all,

I'm running 11.1 over here, so I'd just like to check in with you before I send a bug report since it might have been fixed.

In the reusable asset service, one Registry (corresponds to one repository) contains any number of Storages, each of which contains any number of reusable assets (packages, although 13 appears to expand on the concept).

When you click the Register... button to upload an asset, EA opens the "Register Package(s)" dialog.
In this dialog, you order EA to do dependency checks.

The results of a dependency check are presented in the "Select Needed Package: <asset name>" dialog.
At the bottom of this dialog is a checkbox labelled "Use latest version of selected package in Registry ( if available )".

In the dialog's tree view, packages which are already present in the storage are marked with a green dot. Those packages will not be uploadable when you return to the parent dialog, because they are already in the storage.
If your asset has a dependency to another package which is already in the same registry but in a different storage, EA loses track of the dependency. Such packages will be available for upload in the parent dialog.

The bug here is that the text in the dialog says "Registry" when it should say "Storage". The same is true in the manual for version 12.1 and version 13.0.

The same confusion is present at the other end, when importing (downloading) an asset.

If you select to import a "Package and Dependents", if the package is dependent on another asset which is present in the same registry but a different storage, EA will pop a dialog saying "The following package(s) does not exist in Registry. Continue with Import?".

The manual pages don't mention this explicitly, so you're off the hook there.

Now what I'd actually want is for EA to be able to track dependencies across storages within a registry. However, the fact that it only tracks dependencies within the same storage is clearly by design, and I can live with it. But the GUI and the manual need to be corrected.

So the question to all 12 and 13 users out there: are the aforementioned dialogs still incorrect?



Hi all,

I've got a model with a lot of simple single-partition (horizontal) activity diagrams.
The actions are usually instances of simple composite activities, which in turn contain simple activity diagrams.

What I'd like for the HTML version is to create a separate frame below contentIFrame (the usual diagram frame), so that when I click an element in contentIFrame, its details are shown in the lower frame instead of replacing the contents in contentIFrame.

This way I should be able to display the main activity diagram in contentIFrame, and the detailed one in my new frame.

Has anyone done something like this and maybe has teh codez lying around?



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