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General Board / Re: MariaDB suuport
« on: June 21, 2016, 11:36:45 am »
As you are aware, MariaDB is not officially supported, but we have heard anecdotally of instances where it seems to be working as long as you use the appropriate ODBC driver.

AFAIK - You will need to use the MySQL ODBC driver and it will only work as long as MariaDB maintains its compatibility with MySQL.

Bugs and Issues / Re: DB Permissions for Project transfer
« on: June 17, 2016, 12:24:46 pm »
Make sure that the user performing the transfer has 'db_ddladmin' permission.


General Board / Re: Bringing in a SPARX model into SQL
« on: June 15, 2016, 05:17:04 pm »
Perhaps watch the following webinar video.  The first several minutes walks through the process of creating a new MySQL database, creating the table structure and then performing the initial data transfer.

Steps may vary slightly depending upon the specific database type you are working with, but refer to the EA help for more specific instructions.

SQL scripts for creating the required table structures on each supported DBMS can be found here:

General Board / Re: [Beta 13] Replace text in Code template editor
« on: June 13, 2016, 10:06:37 am »
Try Ctrl+R instead of Ctrl+F.

Ctrl+F is for "Find" (although the title of the dialog that appears is somewhat misleading)
Ctrl+R is for "Find and Replace"

General Board / Re: New Beta
« on: June 08, 2016, 11:28:35 am »
Hi Geert,
I don't think the old toolbar exists anymore in EA 13 (at least not that I have seen), but you can access the Workspaces and Commands dialog under the Perspectives button on the Start ribbon tab (Start > Workspace > Perspectives).

General Board / Re: New Beta
« on: June 06, 2016, 05:03:51 pm »
As Simon M commented earlier, you can Minimize the ribbon so that it takes up less space.

See under "Minimizing the Ribbon Bar":

I've also noticed you can just double-click any of the ribbon tabs to easily toggle this option as well.

General Board / Re: Upgrade EA License
« on: June 01, 2016, 09:45:08 am »
Is renewal and upgrade the same?

How can I see that my current subscription have lapse already?
If your purchase was more than 12 months ago, then it will have lapsed.  If you are not sure, contact and they will be able to lookup this information for you.

If it already lapse, do i need to renew it first then upgrade it to ultimate version?

If you send an email to, they will be able to confirm your current maintenance status and provide quotes for renewals / upgrades that you require.

General Board / Re: Upgrade EA License
« on: May 31, 2016, 03:56:25 pm »
Yes.  See the following page below the "Upgrades" heading:

You can also contact for further assistance if needed.

Bugs and Issues / Re: Label backgrounds - consistency please
« on: May 16, 2016, 02:37:57 pm »
The boundaries of the labels really p*** me off.  They look fine on your diagram and then when you save them them as an image or to the clipboard for use in a document you find an opaque background has materialized and is clipping your shapes.

See Tools | Options > Diagram.  There are separate options to disable opaque diagram labels for "Screen", "Printing" and "Clipboard and Files".

Paolo - have you changed any of these options?  Can you confirm which specific types of connector do not appear to be obeying this option?  Do these connectors perhaps have any sort of stereotype (and potentially shape script) applied?

No way to customize the tooltip when hovering over Project Browser scripts.

If you have any features or enhancements that you wish to request for consideration in a future version of Enterprise Architect, you can submit your comments via the following page:

We tried to use the API provided by Sparx, but the "ProjectTransfer()" method is the only method that is not accessible from the outside, it seems private. We are thinking about re-compiling Sparx' dll....
Anyone ever used the ProjectTransfer() method with Java ?

Please confirm that you have EA 12 or higher installed.  The Java API was updated in EA 12 to add several methods and attributes that had previously been missing, including ProjectTransfer().  If possible, please update to the latest build of EA, then make sure to use the latest eaapi.jar and SSJavaCOM.dll files from that version.

General Board / Re: Sql query for retreiving all packages in model
« on: March 21, 2016, 05:13:10 pm »
Actually, GetElementSet() can use a SQL Query, but it can only return a collection of Element objects, not Package objects.

You might be able to use something like:
EA.Collection result = Repository.GetElementSet("select object_id from t_object where object_type = 'Package'", 2);

Then make sure to handle the contents of this collection as EA.Element types, not EA.Package.  To get the corresponding EA.Package for each of these elements, try calling Repository.GetPackageByGUID( element.ElementGUID ).

Automation Interface, Add-Ins and Tools / Re: Getting Started with MDG
« on: March 03, 2016, 03:19:11 pm »
The "Profile Helpers" video from the following Webinar might be a good place to start.  It walks through the creation of a simple set of uml, diagram and toolbox profiles, then builds and deploys them as an MDG Technology.

This video was created using EA 10 back in January 2013, so there might be some minor changes to the menu commands, but the general process is still the same as far as I am aware.

Or use %sl% to output the backslash character ...

Code: [Select]
if(lines[i].indexof('%sl%t')>0){//do something}

Unfortunately, no.  There is no way to set options such as the default diagram, theme or header image when calling Repository.RunHTMLReport at this time.  Sorry.

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