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General Board / Re: Composite (?) Component Question
« on: March 03, 2017, 09:35:24 am »
>>  What form did the abjection take?

Oh, the usual. Banged my head on the floor, threw ashes over myself (still sneezing) and wore an extremely uncomfortable potato sack (I think there were a couple of small potatoes still in it).

General Board / Re: Composite (?) Component Question
« on: March 02, 2017, 11:02:16 am »
The search is a text-string search, not a sounds-like search, so it won't report 'Structured' with a d (ed c is not the same as e c).

However, the Help is wrong. The term should be 'Structure Compartment'. With abject apologies, I have corrected it in the three topics in which it exists. Not sure when this correction will surface in the released Help.

General Board / Re: Sparx cannot find my XMI/XML files
« on: February 27, 2017, 11:07:28 am »
This is the Help file for the MDG Technologies dialog.

If you scroll down to the description of the Advanced button, there is a link to another Help topic, which describes the MDG Technologies - Advanced dialog.

There is also a link to this topic from the step containing the text you quoted. I have, however, now added a comment to the step, on how you get to the dialog it refers to. That won't be visible until a later release of the Help, though.

General Board / Re: Create Tasks NOT associated with an element?
« on: February 24, 2017, 10:16:09 am »
I'm pretty sure that there are standard reports covering that.
  • In the Ribbon, click on the Start > Explore > Search > Search in Model option, to open the Model Search screen.
  • In the first field at the top, click on the drop-down arrow and select 'Tasks'.
  • In the second field, click on the drop-down arrow and select the filtered search you need (Complete, New, Incomplete etc.)
  • Execute the search. This shows Task ELEMENTS (I don't think it includes Tasks assigned TO elements)
You might have to scroll a long way across the results screen to show all the columns, but you can use the Field Chooser to hide any columns you are not interested in.

Is that what you want?

General Board / Re: Create Tasks NOT associated with an element?
« on: February 23, 2017, 03:55:39 pm »
I'm not sure I understand the conversation here, but EA provides two types of task.

1)  In Project Management, you can create tasks (and other maintenance items) as a component of the element, to record and manage work on that element.
2)  Through the Maintenance Toolbox you can create project-level task elements (and Issue, Change, Test and Defect elements) to record work and various types of constraint on the project, whether specific or general or even vague, if appropriate.

Isn't the second type of task what you are after?

General Board / Re: Keystore service in SharePoint?
« on: February 14, 2017, 08:59:31 am »
PhilippH started this post in July 2015.

Which language do you want to use?

General Board / Re: Git support
« on: February 09, 2017, 11:27:08 am »
>> As was said (I think) on "The Sopranos", "forgeddaboudit".

No, it was '<something> Blue Eyes' with Hugh Grant, but I'll go with the intent.

General Board / Re: Image Assets in Generated Reports
« on: January 09, 2017, 11:21:31 am »
The Help directs you to creating a hyperlink in the element Notes or in a linked document. When a report is generated on the element, that hyperlink is actioned and the Image Asset's owned image is shown in the report.

General Board / Re: Configure BPSim - button Select Package disabled
« on: January 03, 2017, 10:00:13 am »
From the Help:

"Installing the Sparx Systems MDG BPSim Execution Engine and registering the licence for it are pre-requisites for accessing and using the built-in BPSim configuration facilities. Once you have set up a BPSim configuration, you can export the BPMN model along with its BPSim data in a standard form that can be consumed by the Sparx Systems BPSim Execution Engine and by any other standards-compliant BPSim engines."


"The MDG BPSim Execution Engine installer does not include JRE or JDK, therefore you must install JRE version 1.7 or higher to use the simulation and, if your BPSim Configuration contains any property parameters, you must also install JDK version 1.7 or higher."

This might be your problem.

I have asked our guru in this area about this, and his response is:

"The improved data modeling functionality introduced in EA v12 was targeted at modeling relational databases/tables, yet the objects you are attempting to model are not relational tables. Therefore if you were to change the stereotype of your objects from 'table' to something else - maybe 'dwtable' for data warehouse table - the default Class property screens (which give you direct access to all the properties that v10 did) would be shown instead of the data modeling ones."

Try that and let us know how you get on.

Well, some of the things listed on that page are templates, and some are MACROS. And unfortunately that is the only intelligent thing I can say about any of them. I will track down the person who looks after them and see what he suggests.

As I understand it, all the listed templates are 'standard' or system-supplied templates. You can't edit standard templates themselves. You can, however, use them as the base for your own customized templates.
Basically, the template editor helps you create and edit your own templates, largely based on copies of the standard templates.

The ribbon path is 'Code > Source Code > Configure > Code Template Editor'.

General Board / Re: Refresh all diagrams after updating style
« on: December 16, 2016, 09:49:14 am »
Yes. Your statement "the default appearance for the Checklist element, lite blue background color, client wants it white" suggests that you want to change all elements of type Checklist. Or are you working on all uses of a single element named 'Checklist'?
There are many ways in which you can apply and, in most cases, change the appearance of objects on diagrams. All the options listed here are described in greater detail in the Help.

To set the global appearance of all elements throughout a model, use the 'Preferences' dialog; select the 'Start > Workspace > Preferences' ribbon option, then select 'Standard Colors' and 'Diagram | Appearance' from the options tree. There is an option on the Appearance page called 'Use Element Group Style', which will apply a particular colour to each element of a particular type or extensions of that type. I don't believe that you can change that colour as a preference definition.

To set the appearance of all elements of a specific type (e.g. Checklist) so that they have the required appearance as you create them, define or edit that appearance on an element template diagram in a Template Package. Alternatively, and with the same effect, define the elements in a Profile.

To override the global appearance and define a default appearance of a specific element (e.g. MyAccount) on all diagrams on which it occurs, set the Default Appearance for that element; right-click on the element and choose the 'Appearance | Default Appearance' option.

To override the global or default appearances of a specific INSTANCE of an element (e.g. MyAccount just on the Class diagram 'PayThem') select that element on that diagram and use the options on the Style panel of the Layout ribbon.

Some elements of a specific type (e.g. elements of type Class) might have a customized appearance that is applied using a stereotype that either defines fill, border and font settings, or that actions a ShapeScript. To change the appearance of all elements of that type and that stereotype, edit the stereotype settings or the ShapeScript. A stereotype overrides all other appearance definitions.

You can also apply a standard or customized Theme to all of your diagrams, or to specific diagrams. I'm not sure how flexible that is in changing the fill colour of all elements of a specific type; I don't think it was designed for that purpose.

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