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Bugs and Issues / Re: Cannot insert template fragment in Diagram scope
« on: October 02, 2016, 09:41:34 am »
If it is indeed impossible to use fragments on elements in a diagram, that would be a serious limitation on the possibility to create a customised report. And I donít understand why this limitation should exist.

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Uml Process / Vertical concurrent regions in a State
« on: October 02, 2016, 09:29:27 am »
UML States allow for a separation into concurrent regions but it seems as if these separations are always horizontal. I figure that it should be possible to have vertical region separators in a State but I cannot find how. Help is appreciated.

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Uml Process / How do I add Entry and Exit actions in a State?
« on: October 02, 2016, 09:24:18 am »
It should be possible to add Entry and Exit actions in a State (in a UML State Model) but I cannot find how..... Please help.
See:
http://www.sparxsystems.com/resources/uml2_tutorial/uml2_statediagram.html

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Bugs and Issues / Cannot insert template fragment in Diagram scope
« on: September 29, 2016, 05:12:18 pm »
I created a document template that prints a diagram and the elements in the diagram. These elements are not in the same package as the diagram but they are printed. So far so good...
But now I want to add a Template Fragment in the document template to print information on incoming and outgoing connectors of each of the elements. Quite a reasonable wish I would say and something that works well in a document template that prints the elements in a package.
So, what am I doing wrong? Why cant I insert a Fragment now??

Here is my template:

package >
diagram >
    {Diagram.Name}
    {Diagram.DiagramImg}
    {Diagram.Notes}
     element >
         {Element.Type} {Element.Name}
         {Element.Notes}
          Status: {Element.Status}
         ===> HERE I WANT TO - BUT CANNOT - INSERT A FRAGMENT <===
     < element
< diagram
child packages >
< child packages
< package

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General Board / Re: Performance of Sparx EA under Linux Wine
« on: September 15, 2016, 09:09:53 pm »
I have downloaded the Trial version to test in Wine/Ubuntu. This does indeed seem to work well, with no performance issues.

@Sunshine:
I have no problem using an extended screen configuration; Sparx EA behaves just like any other application. I can drag its window to any of the two monitor screens without a problem.

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I have EADocX here but not really used it. Would that solve my problem?

Will it be able to do all of the following in one report?
1. Specify random packages to be included in a report?
2. Include elements based on a search criterion independend of their nesting level?
3. Retain the model nesting structure in the report, or at least sort by package?

Michiel

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And all this to work around a bug..... very frustrating. I hope Sparx will come up with a solution soon!

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Ok, I do get very frustrated about all these random things not working as they should. I think they have an issue with their testing process...

Here is another issue with Model Documents:

I use Model Documents to create reports consisting of a random number of packages. The packages are dragged into the Model Document class and become attributes referring to the actual package. This seemed to work quite nicely..... There are two ways to specify the element selection to be included in the report: (1) in the RTF-Template tagged to the Model Document (2) in the Search tagged to the Model Document. Now, due to the recursion bug in the RTF-Templates, I had to revert to the second method. However..... The Search specified in a Model Document is IGNORED when there are packages in the Model Document class! The search works (more or less.... because the sorting does not work) with a Model Document that has no packages in it but once you drag in packages, the Search tag is ignored. Completely illogical and VERY FRUSTRATING!!!

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Bugs and Issues / Nested elements dont show up in documentation - continued
« on: September 14, 2016, 08:30:42 pm »
This is a continuation and update from a thread in General Board.

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.

Update 1: I have reported this issue with Sparx. Awaiting their answer.

Update 2: I have been able to partially work around this issue by separating the document template from the selection query through the use of a Model Document which uses a Search as input. However, this has the disadvantage that the project browser hierarchy is no longer visible in the report. So no more paragraphs corresponding to packages; it is just one long list of elements.

Update 3: Another disadvantage of using a Search as input for a report seems to be that the sort order cannot be specified..... I would like to sort on package but I have not figured out how. Creating the search as an SQL query and sort by t_object.package_id works perfectly as a search on itself but when I specify this search in the Tag of the Model Object, it gives an error when trying to generate the document. Please help!

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General Board / Re: Nested elements dont show up in documentation
« on: September 14, 2016, 03:27:55 am »
Well, I specified a Search that returns 4 elements and an RTF Template without any element filters. It is attached to the Model Document as Search Name. When I choose Generate Documentation on the Model Document, I get all elements, many more than the 4 that are returned by the Search. It looks like the Search is ignored.

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General Board / Re: Nested elements dont show up in documentation
« on: September 13, 2016, 10:55:02 pm »
... And a field to specify an RTF Template which also contains a selection query...that will often conflict with the Search. So which of the two works?

So far I have not been able to make this work.

BTW I have sent in a bug report to Sparx.

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General Board / Re: Nested elements dont show up in documentation
« on: September 13, 2016, 05:19:49 pm »
Ok, but in general. Can I use a Search as the input for a report? If so, how?

Michiel

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General Board / Re: Nested elements dont show up in documentation
« on: September 12, 2016, 10:34:49 pm »
Ok, I was able to create a Search that returns the elements that I want (using an SQL query with #Branch#). So now I want my report to use this search as its input! From your reply I think this is possible and it seem perfectly reasonable. But I dont yet see how to do that, there is no <input> field in the report GUI  :(.

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General Board / Performance of Sparx EA under Linux Wine
« on: September 12, 2016, 06:29:20 pm »
I am considering running Sparx EA under Wine in Ubuntu Linux. What experience do you have with this? Does this perform adequately? Are there any other issues with this?

Michiel

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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

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