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Suggestions and Requests / Re: Richer note fields (on elements)
« on: June 03, 2015, 06:19:53 pm »
Thanks - updated and see the new option; and mouse operation really useful.

Suggestions and Requests / Re: Richer note fields (on elements)
« on: June 03, 2015, 07:00:19 am »
Hi Simon

You talk about the visual appearance dialog - can you advise where I find this as I can't find the option you refer to (bld 1207).

Also tried the ctrl+mouse in an elements notes window without any effect.  Have I misunderstood what you suggest can be achieved.


Suggestions and Requests / Re: enhance Gantt chart features
« on: February 13, 2014, 02:27:08 am »

Interesting idea - but based on some work with EA and MS Project in the past I'm not convinced that PM's will run towards EA.  However, I'm sure this will depend on the organisation.

Your suggestion prompted me to write this post in which I outline some of my findings/thinking.


Suggestions and Requests / Re: Diagram: duplicate layout
« on: February 08, 2014, 09:31:49 pm »

In terms of your layout - exactly what attributes
position, size, appearance?

nice little AddIn for a tutorial me thinks

General Board / Re: Mysterious history tab
« on: December 09, 2015, 11:35:56 pm »
@Geert -
Over the years I've come to the conviction that EA is the only application a Sparx Systems employee is allowed to have installed

I think you are correct, as supported by the recent article about EA referenced on the community site -

Enterprise Architect was developed with several key design rules in order for project teams to be able to use a single platform ...

Personally I've tried to adopt/test the single platform approach, depending on projects, with the aim of keeping all knowledge in one place, including using the project management stuff(!).  However, I've rarely fully succeeded - in part because I've got frustrated with trying to work out how it's done (or should be done) with EA.

I think it's a pity we are all so reliant on the forum for documentation and support, and that there isn't more DETAILED information with real world (industrial sized) examples available from Sparx on using EA.  I'm just grateful for the few stalwarts who provide great support to the forum.

I'd be really interested to understand how EA could truly be used as a single platform (a key aim of EXploringEA), if only to get Sparxs' view of best practice of how the bits in this ever expanding tool should work together.  And although I suspect it will be difficult to deploy for many projects, it could at least provide a clear vision of what could be; but I guess that would be a big undertaking for Sparx :-?

General Board / Re: Project Management Using EA
« on: November 12, 2015, 02:11:12 am »
Hi guys

I know this is an old post, but came across the same issue with trying to produce a gantt with the tasks output as ordered in the package.  As stated the tasks are listed in alphabetical order. Is there a way to preserve the defined sort order?


General Board / Re: Unable to Obtain Table Information
« on: June 02, 2015, 05:03:09 pm »
Thanks to qwerty, who did a check to verify that it was my issue, so on further inspection I found I had used a wrong odbc driver combination, so with some new drivers downloaded from MS all working.  

I managed to use an mbd driver for an Access 2007 format file which worked fine in terms of importing the schema but not executing SQL.

@Roy - thanks, yes the latest chm for V12 has a few more pages on the database builder, so a little clearer.

And so now back to exploring this new feature of EA :)

General Board / Re: Unable to Obtain Table Information
« on: June 02, 2015, 06:01:17 am »
Sorry - I'm using Access 2007 (accdb).
My test copied an eap file to accdb which seems to work fine.  The one conversion error I got was "The current file format no longer supports user-level security. The conversion or compaction process has removed any user-level permissions." But the tables looked fine and schema imported OK.

But then my joy of playing slowly disappeared :-?

Hopefully you can shed some light on the issue.

General Board / Unable to Obtain Table Information
« on: June 02, 2015, 04:50:27 am »
Started to check out the database builder.
Managed to set up connection and import schema all OK for access database. But then when I use the SQL Scratch Pad with simple SQL query e.g. SELECT * FROM t_authors

I get the message "Unable to Obtain Table Information" and no visible clues to what the error is.  I have tried various syntax changes as it states no pre-execution validate e.g. SELECT * FROM [t_authors] and making all caps but no clues on what's not working.

Seen in past post issues with ODBC drivers, but using 32-bit and that's all OK since the import worked OK; guess that's proof.

Anybody an idea of solution or where more information is logged that may help resolve.

Is there any more documentation on using the database builder than the single page in the CHM file?


General Board / Re: Importing relationships from Excel
« on: May 13, 2015, 05:27:36 pm »
For completeness eaDocX can also import relationships as well as elements and any required fields from Excel.
Go to for a trial version which gives you 30days to check out if it does what you want!

General Board / Prefix for launch button on files pages
« on: December 09, 2007, 09:35:22 am »
Hi all

Does anybody know where the prefix for the launch button within a files tab is set - by default it adds http - problem is I have several files I wish to link to that are on a secure server hence require the https prefix (or alternatively known in which case I can include full path myself).



General Board / EA aware consultants
« on: December 09, 2003, 02:15:26 pm »

I have been looking for consultants who are EA aware and have come up with a blank.  Is anybody aware of consultants - ideally based in UK - who are EA aware, have good VBA etc to work with the Automation Interface and ideally have a strong background in high level architecture modelling and requirements management.


General Board / Re: Importing requirements from Excel
« on: December 19, 2002, 08:13:51 am »
Hi Martin

Thanks for the code and explanation - I'll give it go - probably be tomorrow now.  :)

Its great to have a working example with which to start; there is no substitue for real code to get upto speed quiclky and obtain a practical insight on how the interface really works.  

BTW: Are you (or anyone) aware of any other material in addition to the EA HTML pages on the Automation Interface?  I think its a really good plus for a tool like EA when it provides a usable interface with which to bridge the gap to other worlds.   8)

Once again thanks


General Board / Importing requirements from Excel
« on: December 18, 2002, 03:28:28 pm »

I'm sure I saw something in a thread sometime ago about importing requirements from excel similar but can't seem to find it today.

I have a basic model into which I wish to add a lot of requirements that have been accumulated in an excel spreadsheet. So rather than cut and paste I would like to import them as requirement objects - both to save time & minimise errors!

Once in the model I can then sort them out into packages, etc.

Can it be done using VBA within Excel or do I need to write access code or ???

Any experience / ideas / examples of code to do this - Thanks

Bugs and Issues / Re: Operation of TaggedValue HasAttributes fails
« on: July 08, 2015, 05:25:14 pm »
I didn't but thanks for the prompt - I'll do it.

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