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General Board / How to limit Search to one package?
« on: September 12, 2016, 06:18:44 pm »
It seems I can only search with a Model scope but often I want to limit a search to a particular package. How can I do that?

Thanks, Michiel

General Board / Re: Nested elements dont show up in documentation
« on: September 12, 2016, 06:02:23 pm »
I have looked at your example Geert. Wow! It looks very complex and not for the faint hearted.....only to work around a stupid bug! Perhaps I could pull this off if I invest some time but I need to transfer my knowledge on the generation of these reports to others who are not deeply technical. Is there no simpler method?

General Board / Re: Nested elements dont show up in documentation
« on: September 12, 2016, 05:31:53 pm »
Geert, thanks for this help, I will try and see if this solves my problem. However this is still a very serious error in the application I would say. It seriously hampers my work! How can we notify Sparx about this, or are they aware? And what is their response?


General Board / Re: Nested elements dont show up in documentation
« on: September 10, 2016, 12:17:35 am »
Ok, thanks, good to know Im not the only one..... The strange thing is that I am quite certain it has worked before.... Looks like a nasty bug.

How does an SQL query solve this and how do I set that up?


General Board / Nested elements dont show up in documentation
« on: September 09, 2016, 11:48:39 pm »
I have a nested structure in my Project Browser with various element types (actually Goals, Principles and Requirements in Archimate). Now I want to make a report where only one type of element is included, independent of its level in the Project Browser nesting.
So I checked the box  <Include child elements even if the parent element is filtered out>.
However, that seems to work only for the first level!! Not recursively..... Elements which are two levels deep and are children of elements that are not included in my filter, are not printed!!!! Very weird indeed.
So, what am I doing wrong?

General Board / Re: Status colors not displayed in Archimate diagrams
« on: August 16, 2016, 06:50:50 pm »
Thanks, this is certainly helpful. Very weird though that the colors in such a legend are not related to the status colors in General Types!  :-\

General Board / Status colors not displayed in Archimate diagrams
« on: August 15, 2016, 11:15:57 pm »
How can I make the elements in my Archimate diagrams display the colors of their status?

UML elements (requirements, classes) do display their status, I checked. So the settings seem to be ok.

Tools | options | Objects | Show status colors on diagrams
Settings | Project Types | General Types | Status | Applies to... --> check all
Settings | Appearance | Element Shadow --> ON

But all shadows remain grey for all statusses  :(. And, by the way, Interfaces do not display a shadow at all :(.

I have the same question. I want to be able to substitute more words, such as Goal and Principle. I find it peculiar that the list seems to be totally fixed.

Peter, thanks for this link, this looks like what I need. However, it does not make it clear to me how to generate a document consisting of several packages. I can drag packages onto the Report Package diagram, which seems the obvious way to do it, but then, how do I then create the document(s)???

Is there a way to create a report that only contains a number of explicitly selected (sub)packages or explicitly selected diagrams?

Yes I have seen the Document option to exclude packages from inclusion in reports but this works for all reports an I need an ad hoc selection. Furthermore, this option is very obscure; I have seen no way to make it clearly visible that a package is being excluded. Or is there?

Thanks for your help!

Suggestions and Requests / Re: Advanced Element Searches
« on: July 25, 2016, 08:24:22 pm »
 :) It works now, using a fragment I created on the basis of Behavioural Incoming Relationships.

So this is my template:

package > package element >
< package element element >
Afgeleid uit:
{Template - MP_Incoming}
child elements > < child elements
< element
child packages > < child packages
< package

And the fragment MP_Incoming is:

package > element > connector > source > element >
{Element.Type} : {Element.Name}
< element < source < connector < element < package

Simple once you know how to do it..... :-)

Suggestions and Requests / Re: Advanced Element Searches
« on: July 21, 2016, 11:41:31 pm »
OK, PeterHeintz, I will try this!  :)
With another query of course. Is there a collection of example queries somewhere?

Ok, let me explain.
I want a report that lists all the elements matching my search query (e.g. based on a name match) and then with each element, I also want to have the names of the elements to which it is connected, preferably also the type and direction of the connector involved. I have not yet found a way to do this in a report while all this information is visible when you open the element properties.

Thanks for any help!

Suggestions and Requests / SQL query in document template
« on: July 21, 2016, 05:36:42 pm »
I am looking for a way to include the (names of) elements connected to a particular element in an RTF document. I suspect this can be done by including an SQL query in the document template but 1. What should that query look like and 2. How do I include a query in a document template.

Any help is appreciated!

When I open an element (im using Archimate), it shows the other elements with which it is linked. However, in the Document generator, this information cannot be included!! Why not??

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