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Automation Interface, Add-Ins and Tools / Re: Import DDL from file
« on: September 02, 2016, 02:45:34 pm »
I noticed this was requested in 2007, do we know if it has been implemented yet?

I find it a real pain having to take DDLs sent to me, download databases, run the DDL, then connect Sparx and import.

General Board / Re: Dependency and Custom departments not working
« on: August 30, 2016, 12:46:33 pm »
Hi Simon,
Yes I tried these and no change.
Can you confirm if you have got this to work in 12.1 - If I know it works, I shall  perservere, if you identify it as a bug however, I will give up.

Thanks or the feedback.

General Board / Re: Exhibit "A", your honour
« on: August 28, 2016, 08:16:47 pm »
Hi - Sorry I stand corrected, you are right.
It is very random for me also.

Even thought all the features are set on, I tried showing the dependent elements in a compartment, just no show.
Also I tried it with the notes, some results, sometimes it worked, sometimes a number, very random.

I am guessing this is raised as a defect somewhere as it is a feature that is not working?

I'm sure this used to work though.
The embedded features and compartments work ok, its is only the RelatedElements.

No testing before release?

General Board / Re: Mapping tool in EA -> who wants it?
« on: August 28, 2016, 05:24:30 pm »
Yes I would use it!!!
I think Sparx need to start moving away from UML and software design focus to say, a more EA perspective.

No one uses UML to communicate to stakeholders which means everyone has to customise for the most routine of tasks.

A good product but needs less techie, more architecture.

General Board / Re: Exhibit "A", your honour
« on: August 28, 2016, 03:16:19 pm »
Can I suggest you use

Everything about MDG in 1 place.
But in summary, you may have to change your feature visibilities

General Board / Displaying Embedded elements in a shape scripted element
« on: August 27, 2016, 04:31:02 pm »
I was just wondering if there was a way to implement Embedded elements via a shapescript?
I know there is a ChildElement functionality, but that seems to work only with a native element shape.

I have created a shape of business capabilities based on a UML component that have embedded within it, lower level capabilities (your typical Enterprise Architect (The role not the tool) scenario as you might say).

I want to be able to list them as a summary somehow at the higher levels.
Do you know if it can be done?


General Board / Re: Difference between DASHGAP and.....DASHGAP???
« on: August 27, 2016, 02:15:35 pm »
Sorry missed this - it appeared in the system output screen.
As I said though, it was more amusing than needed a fix, I changed it to solid and it seemed to work ok.


General Board / Difference between DASHGAP and.....DASHGAP???
« on: August 24, 2016, 04:19:49 pm »
Here's an interesting one...
including it for amusement not for feedback.

Error: Unknown line style DASHGAP.  Please use one of the following string values:

General Board / Printing connector names in Elements
« on: August 20, 2016, 05:00:41 pm »
Does anyone know where the descriptions are for these attributes please?

I am trying to see if you can print a connector name in an element via shape script.

Bugs and Issues / Re: HTML publishing - Error while Loading Data Files
« on: August 13, 2016, 06:42:49 pm »
Just to let you know I have had this annoying error for a number of months, just give up publishing in the end.
Tried different browsers, different machines, all to no remedy.

It happened in my last organization too.
When I export it gives me an exclamation mark but tells me it is worked successfully.

Very frustrating

General Board / Re: transfer project to DBMS
« on: August 11, 2016, 11:59:38 am »
Again thanks for the feedback...

I have the problem whether it is a brand new empty project, or a complete project I am transferring. But I did run an integrity check earlier and nothing came up, as did again just now still nothing.

I did uninstall the previous version (At least I believe I have, I am going to check on another desktop with a new install).

General Board / Re: transfer project to DBMS
« on: August 11, 2016, 06:41:35 am »
Hi - Have checked al lthe t_sec tables - all are empty.
I have also checked the database settings, and seem ok. I noticed in the documentation the only one they stipulate is correlation being Case insensitive, and it is.

Further interesting research.

I add a note to a diagram. I exit, I come back in, the note object is there, but the text is blank.
I look in the database and the note I entered is in the database (at least until I enter new text in Sparx  and that is replaced by the new text).

Is it at all possible - I had a trial period of Sparx on my desktop (12.1) and replaced it by a licenced copy (12.1), is there any way they could be corrupted because of that?

General Board / Re: transfer project to DBMS
« on: August 10, 2016, 04:44:31 pm »
Hi Geert,
I am in New Zealand so I am slightly ahead of them, I have been waiting since lunchtime (10.00 am Australian time) - not to worry.

I am using OLE DB. The default settings should be applied, I will check in the morning (18:43 here).
I ran a project integrity - everything came up fine, I ran a project comparison, and there were a couple of mismatches on objects (-4 or so), but constant re-runs didn't solve it.

It is an interesting point about the database settings.

General Board / Re: transfer project to DBMS
« on: August 10, 2016, 04:29:11 pm »
Hi Thanks for your quick responses.

To answer your questions.
Sparx version is 12.1.
It is using a SQL Server 2008 database instance, I have full access I created the schema using the same account as I am accessing via ODBC and Sparx.

EA security is turned off (at least it gives me the choice only to enable it, so I am assuming it is switched off).
I have tried with other projects, including empty ones, and it successfully deletes the existing data, and replaces the new ones, so I don't think permissions are the problem.

The same issue occurs on all transfers however. It is telling me the diagram is locked on every one I use, including transferred and new ones. Notes for some reason are stripped of text, and only the notes object remains, and I cannot update these in the DBMS version.

I checked in SQL and it is only be using the database, no other users (the DB was just created yesterday - I am the only user). I restarted my desktop as an option. No success.

The exact error is "Warning : Diagram has possibly been modified by another user.

Press OK to continue an overwrite the existing diagram, or cancel to reload the last version of the diagram".

And the other one about the locked element every time I try and update the notes.


General Board / Re: SHape script tag
« on: August 10, 2016, 03:24:52 pm »
That took some finding in the documentation!

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