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Bugs and Issues / Re: v8 use case report generation
« on: February 27, 2010, 06:00:14 am »
Hi Graham

The Step field is in the Scenario>Structured Scenario section

Nick

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Bugs and Issues / Re: use case structured scenarios in v8.0
« on: February 24, 2010, 10:19:00 pm »
Hi Geert,

Thanks for the advice, but I'm not considering alternate scenarios.

What I want to do is partition a common sequence of steps into a separate flow within the UC perhaps to

a.  Reduce complexity of the Basic Flow
b.  Allow this to be reused across one or more Scenarios in the UC.

If this sequence were included in more than one UC then I would move this into a separate UC and use <<Includes>> relationships as needed.  However, since this is not the case a Subflow seems more appropriate.

While it seems clear how to work with the Structured Scenario feature for Alternate Scenarios I can't see that Subflows are supported which I fear could force me down a certain route with decomposition.  

I guess I could create a new scenario for the Subflow, produce a separate Activity Diagram and somehow reference this but this wont be reflected in the structured scenarios and would be lost if I regenerated the Activity Diagrams (also, I've run into a couple of things when synchronising from diagrams...)  

It was a very late night, I hope this makes more sense!

Kind regards

Nick

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Bugs and Issues / Re: use case structured scenarios in v8.0
« on: February 24, 2010, 01:29:37 pm »
Hi all,

I'm looking at structured scenarios and generating activity diagrams and wonder how subflows are best handled?  At first glance I dont see how I can use Entry Points to link to subflows... is it necessary for me to use <Include> Use Case?

All help appreciated

Nick




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Automation Interface, Add-Ins and Tools / Re: XPDL file import to EA
« on: June 25, 2012, 11:56:57 pm »
Hi Geert,
Thanks for the response.
Need to move BPMN models into Tibco after I've finished setting up traceability in EA...
Ive noticed a tool out there (BPM-X?) but cant see any sign of a price and not keen to progress.
Tibco does not appear to allow processes to be imported using XMI unfortunately...
Cheers
Nick

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Automation Interface, Add-Ins and Tools / Re: XPDL file import to EA
« on: June 25, 2012, 09:12:58 pm »
Having the same problem myself - anyone have any ideas how to export BPMN into XPDL?

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If I've understood correctly, I would be inclined to use a Master Document, with one model document for the elements to be reported and one model document for the diagram.  For the Diagram, I would filter on the parent element and use the diagram section within the RTF structure.  I find using parent "Context" elements very useful for this generally and getting around other problems filtering on particular diagrams where several might exist within a package, e.g.
HTH
Nick

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One more question!  what does the "UID" in the Notes field reference?!

EDIT: found it - UID=package ID of package selected for RTF generation...  

LET'S GO!  8-)

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KP and Aaaron - many thanks!

I'll tread carefully and will persevere just for a little longer  :)


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Having spent a lot of time playing with virtual documents I can produce pretty much what I need (sometimes with a bit of help from my add-in).  Main concern is that I don't want to clutter my model with multiple Model Document elements, which at first glance Resource Documents seem to address...   Perhaps dynamically building  the models and updating filters is a better approach?   it seems a shame to ignore the RTF features entirely as I think they are pretty flexible.  I might stop wasting time thinking about Resource Documents however!

Nick

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Roy,

Thanks for the definition.

To be more specific, what I am interested in is whether the file paths are stored in the database?  I was exploring the idea of automating the creation of Resource Documents for an Add-In which uses the RTF Generator.  It appears that absolute file paths are used and perhaps that Artifacts/Linked Documents might be more flexible for relative path names, other file types etc.  ISound sensible?

Cheers
Nick




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Hi all,
Just wondered if anyone knows where Resource Document information is stored?  I'm not doing too well looking through the database...
Cheers
Nick

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thanks geert, but just to clarify.... there is no way of doing an sql update with the api, right?!

Nick

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You did?  Can't see that guy anywhere... is there any other way to fire SQL update statements?

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