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General Board / Re: connection to sql2008r2 / sql2005
« on: January 06, 2012, 10:48:50 pm »
Have you created the database structure?
There's a ddl script that you can download from the Sparx website to create an empty model.
Only after that you can transfer an eap file.
AFAIK the old microsoft ole db provider for sql server should still work.
I think there's an issue with the native client, but here's a workaround if you change the provider in the "link" eap file. (use "save as" on the dbms model)
You have to the the provider to "Provider=SQLNCLI10" to use the new native driver.

Geert

77
General Board / Re: Is there a way to flush stereotypeEx property
« on: July 22, 2011, 07:18:16 pm »
Vinay,

I don't think I had an issue with resetting the stereotype's on an element, but... there's always a backdoor.
If the API doesn't expose a certain feature, or it won't update it, you can use Repository.Execute to execute your own SQL update string to the database.
That backdoor allows you to do virtually anything, even if its not possible using the "regular" API methods.

Here's the code I use to manipulate the stereotypes on an element (don't forget to call update() as well)
Code: [Select]
       /// <summary>
        /// returns a list of all stereotypes
        /// </summary>
        /// <returns>a list of stereotypes</returns>
        public override List<string> stereotypes
        {
            get
            {
                List<string> stereotypeList = new List<string>();
                string stereotypes = wrappedElement.StereotypeEx;
                if (stereotypes != string.Empty)
                {
                    stereotypeList.AddRange(stereotypes.Split(new char[] { ',' }));
                }
                return stereotypeList;
            }
            set
            {
                this.wrappedElement.StereotypeEx = string.Join(",", value.ToArray());
            }
        }

Geert

78
General Board / Free Open Source EA Navigator add-in v 1.1
« on: March 04, 2011, 07:22:25 pm »
Hi,

I've just relased version 1.1 of my EA Navigator add-in.

The EA Navigator is a free and open-source add-in for Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect that allows for quick navigation between different elements in a model.

EA Navigator 1.1 now navigates between:

Operations and Sequence diagrams
Types and Parameters
Types and Attributes

Just download and install the Windows Installer from GitHub.

For more information see My Blog

Geert
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79
General Board / Default synch type for sequence diagram messages
« on: March 08, 2010, 09:31:02 pm »
Hi,

Does anyone know how to set the default "synch" (synchronous/asynchronous) for messages on sequence diagrams?

I've looked in the options, and tried to set it using the templates package, but neither worked.

Geert

80
General Board / UmlCanvas EA addin technology preview released
« on: February 23, 2010, 12:47:29 am »
TheSoftwareFactory released a technology preview of the UmlCanvas addin for EA.

This addin allows you to publish your EA class diagrams in the UmlCanvas technology to http://hosted.umlcanvas.org

Diagrams published at http://hosted.umlcanvas.org can then be used (and edited) from any webpage, blog, and even Google Wave.

Download the addin at http://umlcanvas.org/About/Collaboration

Any and all feedback is welcome. You can reply here, or directly file a bug

Geert


81
General Board / Default "Show parameter detail" option
« on: November 24, 2009, 08:14:54 pm »
Hi,

I've searched all over, but I couldn't find where I could set the default for the option "Diagram/Properties/Features/Show Parameter Detail"

I would like to set that to "Name only" because

"createObject(name, description)" is much more informative then "createObject(string,string)".

I've already written a tool to convert all diagrams to use this setting, but now I want to have this setting for new diagrams as well.

Does anybody know if you can set a default for this setting?

Thanks

Geert

82
General Board / EA installed on SQL Server 2008?
« on: April 07, 2009, 05:51:24 pm »
Has anyone already installed EA on SQL Server 2008?
Is this still supported by Sparx?

Our database department is pushing to get all databases upgraded to 2008 but I'm afraid that we might loose support if we upgrade the EA database.

Geert

83
General Board / Shared model in TFS
« on: September 22, 2009, 06:25:57 pm »
We have following setup:
One repository (sql server database) with the model for department1
One repository (als sql server) with the model for department2
One model that is shared by the two department, this model resides in both repositories.
This shared model is the only one that is version controlled in TFS.
This setup works pretty good, I can checkout a shared package in any of the two repositories, edit it and check it back in. After such a change i can do a get Latest and I can see the latest version of the package in the other repository.
The problem i have is with the function "Re-sync all statusses with VC providers". If I have checked-out a package in dep1 repository and I perform this function in dep2 repository it sets the vc status of the package to checked-out, and it allows me to check it back in from the dep2 repository.
That is of course NOT the desired behaviour since this will wipe out all changes I was making in dep1 repository. This is a very dangerous situation to have.
I was thinking I could possibly solve this by having two seperate local folders for my version controlled files, but it looks like that is not possible with TFS.
Does anyone have an idea on how to solve this?

Thanks

Geert

84
General Board / When will 849 be released?
« on: September 15, 2009, 04:13:17 pm »
I have a feeling that it won't be long now.
Does anyone have more info?

Geert

85
General Board / How to link Activity with Operation
« on: September 25, 2009, 05:38:40 pm »
Hi,

I'm trying to figure out how to model the "method - specification" relation between an operation and it's behaviour (in this case an Activity).
According to UML there is such a relation, but I just can't figure out how to model it in EA.
Does anybody have an idea how to acomplish this?
Or otherwise, how do you link the behaviour of an operation (Activity, Interaction, ...) to the operation itself?
This seems lik such a basic type of thing, but I just can't find a proper way to model it in EA without resorting to custom tagged values.

Geert

86
General Board / Select type dialog in build 846 is great!
« on: July 15, 2009, 07:08:34 pm »
The new select type dialog in the build 846 is great!
This new feature is reason enough for me to upgrade the whole team.

Geert

87
General Board / Advanced properties messing up Compare
« on: July 08, 2009, 04:24:05 pm »
Hi,

I'm in the process of merging a "shared" model that was replicated in different models back into one single model.
Obviously, over time, there are some differences between the various "copies" of this shared model, but most of it it still the same.
I'm trying to use the compare utility to find the differences between the package in my model and an xmi export of this same package from another model.
The problem is that most of the classes come up as changed. When I inspect the changes I found that the only field that is different is the "Advanced Properties", but I'm not sure what exaclty is kept there and how to interpret it.
If I manually compare the classes in the two models I cannot find anything different about them.
Here is an example the difference on the "Advanced Property" field of a class.

From model 1:
Code: [Select]
$XREFPROP=$XID={254FB558-630B-4185-88A9-79D03A267CC4}$XID
$NAM=CustomProperties$NAM
$TYP=element property$TYP
$VIS=Public$VIS
$DES=@PROP=@NAME=isActive@ENDNAME
@TYPE=Boolean@ENDTYPE
@VALU=@ENDVALU
@PRMT=@ENDPRMT
@ENDPROP
$DES
$CLT={0751D80E-16CD-459d-9F18-628E7E5FA3F3}$CLT
$SUP=<none>$SUP
$ENDXREF
$XREFPROP=$XID={371C62C7-54F9-42b0-9891-C921F7308F2A}$XID
$NAM=Stereotypes$NAM
$TYP=element property$TYP
$VIS=Public$VIS
$PAR=0$PAR
$DES=@STEREO
Name=type
GUID={07B9FF09-13A6-461f-AD53-3CB48FF4FA24}
@ENDSTEREO
$DES
$CLT={0751D80E-16CD-459d-9F18-628E7E5FA3F3}$CLT
$SUP=<none>$SUP
$ENDXREF

and the same from the baseline (model 2 xmi file):
Code: [Select]
$XREFPROP=$XID={254FB558-630B-4185-88A9-79D03A267CC4}$XID
$NAM=CustomProperties$NAM
$TYP=element property$TYP
$VIS=Public$VIS
$DES=@PROP=@NAME=isActive@ENDNAME
@TYPE=Boolean@ENDTYPE
@VALU=@ENDVALU
@PRMT=@ENDPRMT
@ENDPROP
$DES
$CLT={0751D80E-16CD-459d-9F18-628E7E5FA3F3}$CLT
$SUP=<none>$SUP
$ENDXREF

Does anyone know if there is a way to ignore the differences in the advanced properties, or how to manipulate them so that they are the same in both models?

PS: I'm using 7.5 v844

Thanks,

Geert

88
General Board / Name Only for Show Parameter Details
« on: May 08, 2009, 10:24:46 pm »
Hi,

Since we upgraded to version 7.5 all of our diagram have reverted to "Type only" for the option Show Parameter Details. In the previous version all diagrams had "Name Only" selected.
What would be the best way to set this back to "Name Only" for all diagrams? I've looked in the Tools/Options, but I can't seem to find it something helpfull there.
Thanks

Geert

89
General Board / How create instance of deployment specification
« on: October 10, 2008, 08:58:23 pm »
I'm trying to create an instance of a deployment specification, but it isn't working.
I tried creating an object on my diagram and then via "advanced/instance classifier" tried to select my deployment specification, but it does not show in the list.
As a test I created a generic artifact in the same directory and that one allowed me to select it as a classifier.
A bit strange since artifact is the superclass of deployment specification.
Is this a bug?

90
General Board / Is EA really scalable?
« on: May 08, 2008, 05:21:18 pm »
Hi,

Does anyone have experience with scaling EA to a big corporate scale?

I'm talking 2000+ users in 5 different countries. The current models contain something in the order of 10.000.000 (10 million!) objects.

Any feedback is welcome.

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