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General Board / Re: CRUD matrix
« on: March 23, 2011, 11:25:05 am »
As a workaround instead of creating one CRUD matrix you could create four matrices, one for each create, read, update and delete relationship type. You can achieve this by creating stereotypes of dependency (or association whatever you think is best) relationships for create, read, update and delete via the menu settings>UML... Then create four matrices of actors vs classes, one for each relationship stereotype, create, read, update and delete. Not all in one matrix but it should help.

I do a similar thing to map which applications are used by which business unit.

Hope that helps in some small way.

General Board / Re: Dynamic paragraph numbering in rtf-template
« on: March 24, 2011, 08:29:00 am »
Yes going from V7.5 to V8.0 was painful for RTF generation. We had a lot of problems and pretty much had to recreate all our RTF templates again from scratch. If you do a search of the forum you'll find some folk had all sorts of problems and workarounds that got into the bowels of RTF. The first few builds of V8.0 did have a number of issues regarding RTF which have now been fixed however B864 still left some issues regarding migration of RTF templates built in V7.5. The only thing I can suggest is try recreating the templates from scratch using V8.0 and see if that fixes the issues you have.

General Board / Re: Dynamic paragraph numbering in rtf-template
« on: March 23, 2011, 11:34:47 am »
I had a similar problem a year or so ago. I think I fixed it by changing header level 2 to level 1 in the template. I seem recall EA decremented the header level by 1 for each embedded element level when it generates RTF. It doesn't look so good in the template as it appears you have same header level but the end result RTF doc it appeared fine and thats what counts ;)

General Board / Re: EA 9: database format support
« on: February 18, 2011, 10:55:46 am »
Good question I'd be interested in that answer too.
Although should we not be using a real database Skiwi?   ;D

General Board / Re: Dealing with large EAP File
« on: February 18, 2011, 10:50:21 am »
The eap file is really an access 97 database so with a file that size you are going to experience problems. In the first instance you could try compacting the file from the menu tools>manage .eap file>compact .eap file. That may alleviate your problems for a short time. Make sure you back your file up first just incase something goes wrong. ;)

In the 2nd instance Skiwi is right you should use a real database such as SQL Server, Oracle etc. If money is tight you could try SQL Express edition its free  :)

Hope that helps

General Board / Re: How to generate DDL from data class diagram?
« on: December 03, 2010, 09:24:43 am »
If you haven't transformed the Platform Independent Model to create the DDL Model and thus created <table> stereotyped classes from it then you probably won't see any classes as I think it filters on class and stereotype <table>. Try stereotyping one of the classes with <table> and see what happens.

If that works then suggest following the examples of PIM to PSM in the documentation.

Hope that helps.

General Board / Re: Reporting: How do I created a report for...
« on: October 10, 2010, 05:29:42 pm »
To export to CSV right click on package in explorer. Choose import/export and then CSV import/export. Click edit/new button and select. Fill out fields Spec name, default filename and select the fields available. Click save button then close button. Click on run button to perform export. Click on view file button to see result.

General Board / Re: Autoroute
« on: October 10, 2010, 06:00:29 pm »
Try right clicking on connector then line style>auto routing. Don't expect it to be particularly good though.   I've always resorted to manually routing the connectors in EA as it never seems to route very well. :(

General Board / Re: RTF for a screen
« on: October 05, 2010, 06:07:16 pm »
Or as an alternative you can choose a diagram not to be included in the RTF generation. To do this open the diagram properties dialog by right clicking on the diagram and choosing "properties...". Click on the "Diagram" tab and select the tick box "Exclude image from RTF Document", its near the bottom. Then click ok button. Next time you generate the RTF it will be excluded.  8-)

General Board / Re: Presentation from Enterprise Architect
« on: September 16, 2010, 12:01:02 pm »
Thanks thats the feature. I just couldn't get the words powerpoint presentation out of my head and remember  the proper name diagram slide show. Obvious now you've mentioned it.

General Board / Presentation from Enterprise Architect
« on: September 16, 2010, 11:48:59 am »
A while ago I saw a demo of a new feature that allowed diagrams to be presented full screen from within Enterprise Architect in a particular order. Kind of like a powerpoint presentation capability. I think it was somewhere between V7.0 and V8.0 but for the life of me I can't remember the name of that feature and thus can't find information about how to use it. Anyone care to help an old dog to remember what that feature was called?

General Board / Re: Export to Visio
« on: August 31, 2010, 07:36:17 pm »
Geert is correct the MDG visio plug-in only imports visio into EA.
You could save diagram as wmf or emf format via the "diagram>save image..." menu then import into visio. Other than that not aware of any other process to do it that way.

General Board / Re: Comparing diagrams
« on: August 31, 2010, 07:47:09 pm »
In version 8.0 you could try incrementing elements version number attribute then use diagram filters highlight changes. Diagram views can be access via the view menu. For instance in version 1.0 of the diagram make version = 1.0 on all elements. In version 2.0 new elements are given the value of 2.0 in their version attribute. Then create a filter where version = 2.0 so it greys out or fades the other elements. We do this to show current state and future state diagrams.
Regarding the connectors these don't work with filters, they are shown only when the elements on both ends are visible. We suggested to Sparxs in a recent user group that it would be good to filter connectors as well. So it might be added in the future.
Hope that helps.

General Board / Re: Upgrade 7.5 to 8.0 Impact
« on: August 17, 2010, 06:16:58 pm »
Going from EA7.5 to 8.0 we experienced problems changes to the RTF generator. It was an early build of V8.0 and a number of the problems have been fixed since.  

Customised MDG Technology seemed to work okay. We have an Investment Logic Map MDG and it all worked fine.

Version control with subversion seemed to work okay as well.

Strategy/tactics for upgrading.
When we upgrade as a rule we generally let one person in the team take the point and they upgrade first. They work with EA for a few days or may be a week on a separate ring fenced EA model(s) testing out the various functions.  If they are happy after that time we upgrade the rest of the team.  Generally the upgrades haven't been problematic but we did experience a few RTF generation issues going from V7.5 to V8.0

If you have a large user base then maybe let a few of the team test the upgrade first and test their different models.

Hope that helps.

General Board / Re: How to remove namepace on diagram
« on: July 29, 2010, 07:44:06 am »
Thinking about this its probably best to keep namespace shown for nested classes so that its clear on their context. I can imagine certain circumstances where if only the class name is presented for a nested class it may cause confusion.
In the example of potential impact and potential reward I believe this should be an inheritance relationship as described in motivation model by OMG and business rules group. I suspect the reason its a nested class is that when drawing the business rules group version of the diagram showing potential reward it appears to be contained in potential impact and EA automatically makes the class a nested class. Paolo is right just drag potential reward out of being a nested class in the browser to fix the problem.

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