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Related to this topic,  I seem to have lost the Relationships Window off-screen.  How can I get just this window back onto a visible screen without affecting the others?

I tried "futzing" with the workspace setting file from a Workspace where the Relationship window was visible and on-screen but to no avail...

Oh boy I feel your pain. Had similar issues with resolution with my Lenovo Yoga and Sparx EA Resorted to setting the laptop screen to the same resolution as the desktop screens. I think with the new QHD resolutions Sparx EA has some scaling issues. I reported this earlier this year and thought they had fix it.

With regard to the relationship window you might be able to use the windows keys to move the window. Sorry working on my Mac at present so can't try any of these to double check.

option 1.
Hold down the ALT key.
Press M (Move).
A 4-headed arrow will appear. When it does, use your arrow keys to move the outline of the window.
When you are happy with its position, press ENTER.

Option 2
Press and hold the Shift key and right-click the app's taskbar icon.
Select Move in the context menu.
Use the left, right, up and down arrow keys on the keyboard to move your window. When you have moved the window to the desired position, press Enter.

Option 3
Press Alt + Tab and select the app's window thumbnail. The app window will become active, but still not visible.
Press Alt +   Space  , then press M. This will activate the Move option of the window.
Use the left, right, up and down arrow keys to move your window. When you have moved the window to the desired position, press Enter

Option 4
Alternatively try disconnecting the monitors and the windows might align into visible view on the laptop screen.
Pin the window within the main window of sparx EA then connect the monitors again.

You could look at the HTML template and modify it to change the order.
You can create a new template that copies all the default template where you can then change it.

Configure > Reference Data > Resources > Document Generation > Web Style Templates

Create a new Web Style Template and have a look at the Javascript part of the template. I think the javascript creates the tree and so it controls the order. There are around 1085 lines of javascript. If you search through that you may be able to find and change the order.
Caveat is that you need to know JavaScript and HTML as it gets quite heavy.
Sorry don't have the time to find the exact line of code for you.

Bugs and Issues / Re: Notes for class attributes
« on: August 18, 2018, 09:12:45 am »
I like it  :)

We cannot use headings to indicate our requirements. And so they were reserved for the Chapter. Although, there are some ideas, but it adds to the work. But well, i think it's good idea to test MDG. Maybe maybe. ???

No, we can't import tables because of different languages, EA just throws garbage, and you can't change UTF when importing CSV. But if someone knows how it can be organized, I will be glad.
Okay so it sounds like you haven't given us enough info to help you.  The example you provided looks like headers were being used for requirements. Don't you what your reference to chapters are. I'm total confused and have no idea what your MS word doc looks like now so your going to have to explain further.
Sounds like your requirements maybe written in a language other than english is that correct?
Do you have any programming/scripting skills ?

Time travel is beyond my skillset

Don't under estimate yourself. You are travelling forward into the future one second at a time.

Try this:

  • Modify the "DDL" Template (Design -> Tools -> Transform -> Transform Templates)
  • Replace: type=%qt%%CONVERT_DB_TYPE(genOptDefaultDatabase, attType)%%qt%
        type = %qt%varchar%qt%
        length = %255%qt%

And see if works.
Wouldn't that make ALL columns of type varchar(255)?

Your right Geert. There needs to be some kind of %if ...% statement. However looking at the MySQL DDL transform it looks like
modification of a few lines DDL Data Type (lines 24 to 26) might be the answer as that looks like it sets the length to 0 there.
Code: [Select]
%elseIf $Type=="varchar" or $Type=="nvarchar" or $Type=="varbinary" %
However isn't the point of varchar is that it has a variable length otherwise just use char and fix the length.

General Board / Re: Performance problem or what?
« on: August 18, 2018, 08:21:28 am »
If everything is the same bar the AD then it kind of points to that. Maybe AD is involved in authorising each request to the DB and one AD is slower at responding. Not sure how it all works under the hood but may be AD is involved in validating security tokens on each request to the DB.  You might be able to find out some kind of message sequence diagram via google to help understand how DB requests and AD interact for authorisation.

Networks can also be set up to give different qualities of services and that might be dependent on which AD users are on.

If you want an approach to problem solving look up Kepner Tregoe. It helps to work through the logic and isolate root cause. I've used it a lot over the last 25 years and it was really useful.

Bugs and Issues / Re: Notes for class attributes
« on: August 17, 2018, 12:16:57 pm »
I have the feeling that the GUI designers at Sparx are hired from Sirius Cybernetics Co. Let's hope the revolution will come soon.


Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy. aye?

General Board / Re: EA 14 - double click on elements in project browser
« on: August 17, 2018, 11:28:01 am »
Thanks a lot Sunshine for explanations.

Nevertheless in EA 14 build 1423 there is no option Start | View | Visual style | Prefer Property Dialogs (but in help it is!)
Your right its in build 1425 aka V14.1 beta

General Board / Re: 14.1 Beta: any schema changes
« on: August 17, 2018, 11:24:33 am »
jag har försökt kontakta dig via PM här, verkar inte funka....
Skicka gärna ett mejl om konsult hjälp
And in English it says
I have tried to contact you via PM here, seems not work .... Please send an email of consultancy

General Board / Re: EA 14 - double click on elements in project browser
« on: August 16, 2018, 06:41:05 am »
If there is a way to change it so double click opens the properties dialogue I haven't found it yet
The other approach I've found from the project browser is to use the context menu properties>special action
However in a diagram if you double click on the element it opens the properties dialog.
Kind of inconsistent which is never a good user experience.

I've also found out when creating attributes on elements the new features & properties window doesn't have access to notes for the attributes or operations. So you need to enable the notes window. Start|properties|notes

Alternatively if you prefer the old attributes/operations dialog you need to change the visual styles
Start | View | Visual style | Prefer Property Dialogs

Bugs and Issues / Re: Notes for class attributes
« on: August 16, 2018, 06:32:45 am »
Thanks Simon - would never have found that.

General Board / Re: 14.1 Beta: any schema changes
« on: August 16, 2018, 05:52:32 am »
Sparx Systems haven't changed the schema.
You good to use repositories created in earlier versions with 14.1

Bugs and Issues / Re: Notes for class attributes
« on: August 15, 2018, 12:00:51 pm »
Apparently version 14.1 is bringing back the attributes dialog :)
Just downloaded V14.1 beta to see if that is true. The attributes window remains and I can't see anyway of getting to the attributes dialog so may its fake news :)

Select a class and press F9. Or right-click > Features > Attributes. Both bring up a modal Features dialog where you can create attributes with their notes. The modeless Features & Properties window remains which will need to be used in conjunction with the modeless Notes window.

Sorry KP I've just tried again with Build 1425 and both of those mechanisms, F9 or right-click>Features>Attributes  I only get the modeless features window. No Dialog appears.

I also tried element properties dialog>details>attributes but only get the features window. Can't think of any other way to get a dialog but think I've pretty much exhausted the options.

Are you using the same build or a different one?

Bugs and Issues / Re: v14 long lasting bugs
« on: August 15, 2018, 11:49:08 am »
New features could drive sales.  A bug that gets very few reports - beyond the mavens here - probably are not cost effective to fix outside of when the code that contains them is being refactored.
Good point.
Wonder how many reports they got on PNG transparency issue.

Bugs and Issues / Re: v14 long lasting bugs
« on: August 15, 2018, 07:39:33 am »
Bugs - I hear you man.
I can say Sparx Systems does tend to
a) respond quickly and acknowledge bugs
b) never commits to when they will be fixed but often fix things I've raised within a 6 months.

I guess sometimes its more interesting for developers to add new features than it is to fix bugs.

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