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General Board / Re: incorrect created date
« on: November 10, 2002, 06:31:00 pm »
There is no easy way to change this in EA; the created date is considered a 'set once' field. Regrettably the example diagrams in the base model are set to the date you mention.

If you have a copy of MS Access (97 or better) you can open the .EAP file and modify the CreatedDate and ModifiedDate fields in the t_diagram table. Ctrl + ; while in the date field can be used to insert the current date.

It would also be possible to export to XML, modify the date and re-import - but this is more work.

I hope this helps,

Geoff Sparks

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General Board / Re: Undo and general comments
« on: November 14, 2002, 08:16:50 pm »
Hi,

Some changes to the UNDO function will be going into build 579. There are still limitations in this feature based on the necessity of keeping the model repository in synch with real-time changes, however some of the 'surprising' results due to hidden saves etc. have been ironed out.

Also some additional changes have been captured - such as align functions, space across and down and resize.

Cheers,

Geoff Sparks

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General Board / Re: Multiplicity of association classes
« on: November 14, 2002, 08:19:46 pm »
Hi Frank,

THis is not actually possible. The semantics of Association Classes are such that the class and the association are actually identical - just represented separately. There are no adornments possible on the dotted line - it is there to indicate the link and class represent the same thing.

An n-ary association is probably more what you are after.

Geoff Sparks

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General Board / Re: database scripts
« on: November 05, 2002, 09:51:06 pm »
Derek,

Yes - transactions should be enabled automatically if you use InnoDB tables.

My apologies for the InnoDB scripts - the tool which generates the scripts seemed to go awry for that release - they have now been corrected.

Cheers,
Geoff Sparks





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General Board / Re: database scripts
« on: November 04, 2002, 05:32:59 am »
Derek,

The scripts are at:

http://www.sparxsystems.com.au/ea_corp_ed.htm

I will get a link to that page set up from the download page as well.

We are not currently planning to include the scripts as part of the standard install. There are already 5 different scripts, and with support for other DBMS systems planned this will expand further. We feel it is better to make the appopriate scripts available on line so people can download just the ones they want.

Cheers,
Geoff Sparks



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General Board / Re: Problem with toolbars
« on: November 10, 2002, 07:29:49 pm »
Hi,

Another cause of this has been changing display settings in Windows (color depth, desktop wallpaper etc.) while EA was minimized to the task bar. This was corrected in build 577 I think. Check out what build number you have and try the latest if you have an older one,

Geoff Sparks


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General Board / Re: EA Automation Interface problems/questions
« on: November 06, 2002, 03:25:12 am »
Hi Guys,

If you do have a request or problem with the Automation Interface, please drop me a note at:

gsparks@sparxsystems.com.au

Outline what you are trying to achieve - and what seems to be missing or needed to get the job done.

Thanks,

Geoff Sparks

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General Board / Re: Problems enabling security
« on: November 04, 2002, 05:04:05 am »
Hi Derek,

My apologies - it appears there was a problem with the Trial version using the supplied key ... it has been corrected now in the latest build (576) of EA, which has just been released. The latest release also includes quite a few refinements and a couple of new features you may find useful.

Sorry for the mix up,

Geoff Sparks

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General Board / Re: Problems enabling security
« on: November 01, 2002, 05:56:08 pm »
Hi Derek,

Im not sure from your note if you have the registered version of EA as well as the Eval version installed.

There are two keys for enabling security - one for use with evaluation version and one for use with the registered version. Which one are you using?

Also note that you must include the { and } characters when inputting the key and there should be no trailing psaces or extra characters.

Geoff Sparks

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General Board / Re: Setting default tagged values
« on: November 01, 2002, 06:00:14 pm »
Hi again,

Just a note to say that I have included a first cut of this function in the next build of EA (576) which will be out in a day or three. It is accessed on the right click menu for a profile item - and basically searches thru the model and adds any missing tags or constraints to the element of the correct profile type (link, object, attribute or operation) which have the profile stereotype. No tags or constraints are deleted or modified ... it is add only at the moment.

When the build is released, give it a try and let me know how it works out for you,

Geoff Sparks



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General Board / Re: Setting default tagged values
« on: October 31, 2002, 04:56:35 am »
Hi,

Im presuming the 'Synchronize' profile tags option would still be a useful addition. If a profile changes slightly - it would be nice to automatically synch the items already stereotyped. Whether you use Profiles or not in certain cases is probably a different matter.

I will add it to the feature request list,

Cheers,
Geoff Sparks


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General Board / Re: Setting default tagged values
« on: October 28, 2002, 03:14:51 pm »
Chris,

Yeh - I saw two options I guess:

1. You can configure a project level set of tags that will automatically be added to new attributes, operations etc.

2. You could apply a profile setting to some element - by dragging onto it - or some other means. In this case you could then apply the information 'after the fact' as it were.

Geoff Sparks

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General Board / Re: Setting default tagged values
« on: October 28, 2002, 04:56:20 am »
Hi Chris,

I cant think of a simple way to do this at the moment. I will think about how it could be done. The Profile mechanism was sort of intended to be the answer to this - but I can see that in some cases you may want to assign a tagged value to all new attributes as a 'custom property'.

I would expect this should apply to new Operations and Classes as well.

Ill see what can be done,

Geoff Sparks






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General Board / Re: Help with RTF Style Templates
« on: October 31, 2002, 03:54:06 am »
Hi,

THere is no way at the moment of specifically removing particular fields (eg. object scope, stereotype etc.). These were added as they were considered important missing information - if it causes a problem I could probably add in an option on the RTF dialog to hide 'extended object details' or something like that. We do have plans to 'templateize' all this - but it wont happen until next year. The required tables etc. have been added to the model - but the actual functionality is a while away.

There werent that many changes in the RTF generation between 3.10 and 3.50 - mainly the extended object details - some constraint details, sorting and nesting of elements, operation behaviour and some tidying up. If you do an RTF report in 3.10 from a model - then upsize and generate in 3.50 you can compare the two documents in Word and get some idea of the differences.

Let me know if the option to exclude the 'extended details' would help,

Geoff Sparks

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General Board / Re: New Build 10/29/2002
« on: October 31, 2002, 04:23:47 am »
Hi Al,

The only significant change was in the installer ... it corrected a problem registering some DLL's which caused EA to not run on some systems in some circumstances. There were no significant code changes.

Hope this explains,

Geoff Sparks

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