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In almost all cases I've seen the single repository setup was to be preferred.
Just make sure you enable security with the option "Require user lock to edit". This will make the whole model read-only by default, which is usually enough to avoid accidental changes.

You can also add version control, but I would only do that if it is really worth the overhead.

In terms of performance the size of the database, or the number of concurrent users usually doesn't really matter that much. (Just don't use Oracle)



Please note that posting on this forum only serves to warn other users.
Make sure you also submit a formal bug report


I prefer diagram-only elements or non-browser elements.

Since object is in fact an element type, I always avoid using that word to describe anything else.

Element also has another meaning in UML. Almost anything in UML is an Element (except for diagram, tagged values, and maybe a few other things), but they are not all stored in t_object.

So I prefer the more neutral Item as a term.


There is also Thomas Kilians book Inside Enterprise Architect that documents the database, and my C# examples on Github


Bugs and Issues / Re: v14 Beta: Missing MDG
« on: March 09, 2018, 05:54:21 pm »
And then remove it from the list on the way through...

Not necessarily,  that would impact users who are still on version 13.5
Suppose I was testing version 14, then I wouldn't want my tests to have any impact on any of the other users who are still on version 13.5.
So I would rather opt to silently ignore the setting, but not remove it. (it's not like EA never silently ignores some right? ;D)


General Board / Re: EA v14 Beta Crashes when opening
« on: March 09, 2018, 03:42:43 pm »
The error message looks to me like our code threw an exception. (Which could be intentional)

Three developers trying to claim responsibility for a crash, I think I may need a lie down.

Not exactly. The exception may have been thrown by EA, or an add-in, but the dialog that catches it certainly looks like one that I wrote.
I wrote a Pokemon routine (gotta catch them all) in my add-in baseclass to avoid EA crashing without given a proper error dialog.
Quite possible of course that Arshad's add-in is based on my add-in base class and therefore is showing the same dialog.


Bugs and Issues / Re: v14 Beta: Missing MDG
« on: March 09, 2018, 03:30:01 pm »
I think EA v14 should make an exception for this MDG and simply ignore the fact that it has been set as required.


use "left join" instead of "inner join"


I guess there is no built-in solution to only get "real" elements. I have to to a for loop to check type/sub-type?

No, mainly because there's no generally agreed on definition of "real" I guess.


Bugs and Issues / Re: v14 Beta: Missing MDG
« on: March 08, 2018, 06:52:12 pm »
In version 13 there used to be a Simple UML Views MDG which is not not present anymore, and in one of my models this was a mandatory MDG.

I think this issue should really be addressed. You can't really expect users (who generally don't have a previous version of EA available) to go and edit the database directly just so they would be able to load the model.


PS. I solved it by opening the model with version 13 and removing the MDG requirement.

Bugs and Issues / Re: v14 Beta: Missing MDG
« on: March 08, 2018, 06:46:23 pm »
I have the same problem with the SIMPLE MDG missing.

I guess there is a bug here as I could open that model without issues in version 13.5


General Board / EA v14 beta - The new Features window is awkward!
« on: March 08, 2018, 06:32:29 pm »
I was just trying to create some operations, but the old popup dialog to edit operations and attributes has been replaced by a docked window called "Features".
Problem is that you can only edit part of the operation here (only list view part of the old dialog is here) the other properties you have to edit in the docked properties window.

Aside from the fact that you now don't have an explicit save anymore (as you had with the modal dialog) it is really awkward to have to use two different docked windows to achieve a single thing.

I hope there's a way to revert back to the old style (or at least make editing operations less awkward)


General Board / Re: EA v14 Beta Crashes when opening
« on: March 08, 2018, 06:18:36 pm »
Ok, thanks. Would still be interesting to see what could have caused this as you mentioned it worked in the previous version.

Might indicate that the API was changed in a non backwards compatible way.


General Board / Re: EA v14 Beta Crashes when opening
« on: March 08, 2018, 06:10:35 pm »

Disabling add-ins worked for me :)
Thanks Geert
I would sure love to know what caused it. Do you know which one caused the problem?
For reference, I have all my add-ins enabled and didn't have any crashes yet.


General Board / Re: EA v14 Beta Crashes when opening
« on: March 08, 2018, 05:58:31 pm »
No, but that looks like one of my exceptions.
Disable add-ins and try again.


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