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Think that template was aimed at logical and physical data models where entities have embedded attributes/columns. You know the other way to model data.

You'll need to create your own template for ERD. Its easy to do

General Board / Re: Is EA v 14 ready for Enterprise use?
« on: August 15, 2018, 06:55:53 am »
I'm a bit in dubio.

On the one hand 1423 indeed seems to be a more or less stable version, but then I see that in v14.1 they are bringing back the attributes and operations dialog, which is much more user-friendly then the current docked window in v14.

I would say, if you have a couple of months time to wait until v14.1 is stable then it might be worth the wait.

Yes with V14.1 beta making an appearance I concur with Geert on waiting a few months for a stable version of V14.1
Haven't had any stability problems with V14 Build 1423 and been using it for a couple of weeks now.

BTW: The attributes and operations dialog doesn't appear to be in V14.1 Build 1425 so you need to ensure  the notes window is enabled to add notes to those.

Bugs and Issues / Re: Notes for class attributes
« on: August 15, 2018, 06:50:52 am »
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 :)

Bugs and Issues / Re: Notes for class attributes
« on: August 15, 2018, 06:47:46 am »
No, but I am interested in improving EA.
Which is why I suggested enabling the notes window by default. Solves the problem.

I'm guessing that the issue is that the previous dialog for attributes contained the attribute list, properties editor and note editor. Those are now three separate windows, although each of them is used in more contexts than just editing of attributes.
If you think about how people enter attributes its usually something like this. Maybe slightly different order.
a) name
b) type
c) Initial value
d) notes

If notes window is disabled and its difficult to find how to enable it then step d) is problematic.
It looks like V14.1 may have the notes window enabled.

Note accessing tagged values in V14 is a little more difficult.
How so? I saw another complaint about this earlier today. As with yours, it didn't describe why it is more difficult.

I don't think the tagged values window changed in version 14. The general properties changed so that there are less different places where you need to access properties. The profile tagged values are included with that, so it should be easier than previous versions to access them.
Took me ages to find how to get the tagged values window back up after installing V14 because enabling it had moved and it wasn't obvious where it had gone.
Found it now so all good.

General Board / Re: Incorrect "null" valeur when generating ddl
« on: August 14, 2018, 06:54:32 am »
Don't have that problem.
Have you ticked the PK and Not Null checkboxes for the attribute?

General Board / Re: Is EA v 14 ready for Enterprise use?
« on: August 14, 2018, 06:47:14 am »
Build 1423 seems to be working okay now. I note that V14.1 beta has been release with some archimate fixes.
The biggest obstacle is that they've changed where things are in the UI so it can be a little bit frustrating.
We usually get two or three members of the team to trail blaze and try out the new versions for 2 or 3 weeks so they can assist the others when they migrate over.

You can hide the relationship in a the diagram you don't want to show it on.
Right click on the relationship and from context visibility>hide

Bugs and Issues / Re: Notes for class attributes
« on: August 13, 2018, 01:38:00 pm »
now many things are spread all over
Really interesting that you would say that. There were something like 50 different dialogs that were available in different ways for different types that have all been unified into the docked properties window. So, what you are complaining about was exactly what that UI re-work was intended to improve.
You can't please all the people all the time.

Whilst I can see some of the benefits of the new UI I do empathise with the frustration of trying to find stuff in the new interface knowings something is there but not being able to find it because its disabled by default. Maybe the answer is as simple as  enabling notes by default.

General Board / Re: EA14 and non-modal windows
« on: August 10, 2018, 10:04:15 am »
Try selecting the element and opening the features window using start tab> Properties> Features or press F9

The traceabililty window doesn't have columns or a header to adjust sorting.

Unfortunately, there is no defined order for items shown in that view.

Oh yeah was was thinking of the relationships window. My bad  :(

Concur with Nizam a script to remove existing tagged values.
There is a script in the topic url below to add tagged values which could be modified to remove tagged values.,40259.0.html

Pre-requist: You'll need to have skills in JavaScript.

In V14 click on the header of source or target column and it cycles through [no order | alpha numeric| reverse alpha numeric] following the standard for windows apps.

Automation Interface, Add-Ins and Tools / Re: EA 14.0 64 bit C#API
« on: August 09, 2018, 10:42:50 am »
Concur with Geert.
You'll notice Sparx EA is installed by default in the folder "C:\Program Files (x86)\Sparx Systems" so that kind of gives it away. 64 bit programs are installed in "C:\Program Files"

Ver.14 vs. Ver13.5 - We are all still on 13.5 and per my recommendation, we will be upgrading only one user and evaluating changes to features and existing diagrams, just like we did for 12 to 13.
Note accessing tagged values in V14 is a little more difficult.

As just a side note and possible bug/issue I tried adding my tagged values to a few diagrams that contained only business process icons (representing a group of related processes) by selecting all of them at once and adding the tagged values. At first glance it seemed to work but for one tagged value type Check List, where all tick boxes where checked off resulting in a Complete text value, they changed to 1, 1, 1, 1 when I logged back into the EA project file.
Yeah you can only see tagged values for one element so you would added to only one even though you had selected multiple elements. Probably the one first one you selected

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