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I understand. I had successfully accessed http://wiki.eausergroup.org few days ago. In fact, I could access both sharepoint (http://sharepoint.eausergroup.org)and wiki sites. I have been browsing through some EA add-ins contributed by other users (such as ReqPro add-in). When I cam back 2 days ago I've encountered the same problem. What's happening I do not know but hope that Sparx will fix the issue soon.
Regards,

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There is something funky going on! You shouldn't have to register to see the contents. Maybe Sparx is doing server maintenance or something. Two days ago I was there and had no problems connecting to the site or seeing the contents. Sit tight, they'll fix it soon.

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I believe you have to pick the "Requirements Trace" from the Profile drop down. By default the matrix will show links between Use Case and Requirements, Realization type. However, if you change the Target Type to Activity then it will "filter-out" the use cases and show only realization links between requirements and activities.
I hope this helps.

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Automation Interface, Add-Ins and Tools / Re: Possible to Export to Excel?
« on: November 14, 2007, 07:28:12 pm »
NP man, EA (nor UML for that matter) is not as simple, I'm still learning  :)

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Automation Interface, Add-Ins and Tools / Re: Possible to Export to Excel?
« on: November 14, 2007, 12:06:38 pm »
Did you try exporting your requirements to CVS format and then opening with Excel?
Depending on if you used this feature before you may need to setup CSV Export/Import Specification where you define which properties you want from elements.
I know it's not ideal but it gets you there. Of course, alternative is always to go directly to EA's repository and import the data that way.
I hope this helps!

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Automation Interface, Add-Ins and Tools / Re: XMI and BPMN
« on: October 26, 2007, 05:14:52 am »
I do not believe that, at least for now, that is possible without resorting to significant effort on your side.
BPMN in EA is really a stereotyped UML 2.1 Activity model that is further extended via tagged values to comply with BPMN notation as defined by the OMG. The "real" BPM tools have the capability to create BPEL (business process execution language - you probably knew that anyways) and usually that is how one would transfer all BPM related artifacts from one tool to another. However, even that might not be enough considering the fact that full BPM model is not bunch of activities, events, pools and lanes but is also connected to the underlying components which are usually modeled in UML and hence, there is a problem of moving the complete model along with process and execution components. I have (unsuccessfully) tested several tools and each time I found that significant rework needs to be done in order to re-create the same model.
My team and I have been using EA strictly for design and it provided us with much needed traceability and easiness of documentation (required by compliance regulation) and resorted to other BPM tools for process simulation and execution. The way we handled is to have teams working in parallel so that BPM in EA and in other tool is done simultaneously therefore not requiring significant rework.
On a more brighter note though, I believe there is an initiative coming from the OMG to merge BPMN into UML, at least for an upcoming UML profile for SOA, which would allow us to use XMI to the full extent for import/export activities. For now I only wish that EA is capable of generating BPEL out of BPM model so that we can deploy it directly into BPM server for execution.
Of course, I could be wrong with most of what I've said here since there are always people who will go further with investigation and testing and I would very much welcome someone to help us out with this. :)
Regards,

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Automation Interface, Add-Ins and Tools / Re: DBMS and diagram images
« on: October 17, 2007, 04:43:09 am »
Without resorting to automation your only option, as Thomas pointed out, is to resort to Diagram-Save As.. and store images somewhere on the file share.
You can, alternatively and if you have time to spare, resort to automation and see if you can save images in DBMS and use it later for your documentation purpose. I personally think that this effort is much hustle and Save As or even Copy to clipboard, although manual, would serve your purpose.
Regards,

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I find this very frustrating too! In my case though I tried the same but between Rational Software Architect and EA and it somewhat succeeded but not to my expectations. However, my only explanation to this is that even though UML tool vendors claim they support XMI 2.1 they do add their own "flavor" to it making it a bit more difficult for us to exchange the models.
Having said this, the best way that I found to do this is to create same sample models in both tools, export both into XMI and then compare the differences. Then, you will be able to see if it is in fact the XMI file that is being produced differently from both tools or their XMI export/import engine is "funky".
From my experience I had no issues importing XMI files from other tools into EA. Granted, I had some clean up work to do afterwards but only with diagram layouts, structure was fine.

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Automation Interface, Add-Ins and Tools / Re: New Open Source EA Addin
« on: September 04, 2007, 04:18:56 am »
Matt,

Thank you for your contribution. I have some ASP related work coming up so I will be testing your add-in soon.
Regards,

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