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Bugs and Issues / Data modelling: removing primary key
« on: November 23, 2009, 02:46:27 pm »
I added a primary key to a table that already had one primary key.

I then realised I didn't want to do that, and tried to remove it
(both by unselecting the PK check box, and by deleting the column).

In both cases I got the following error message.

Sorry this attribute is part of a foreigh key relationship.

The table had an association (connector) with another table, and EA has deduced the relationship.

Without deleting the connector how do I remove (this part of) the primary key.

I'm sure there is an easy answer, but it does not appear obvious.


Bugs and Issues / Re: Hide connector in other diagrams (don't use no
« on: November 20, 2009, 01:26:34 pm »
thanks for putting me right on that

Bugs and Issues / Re: Hide connector in other diagrams (don't use no
« on: November 10, 2009, 05:53:41 am »
From the main menu, Diagram > Visible Relations (Ctrl+Shift+I)

I note that this dialogue box does not have a button to make visible (unsuppress?!) all the relations.

Also curious why one menu talks about relations, the other connectors.

Perhaps the same dialogue could be used for both ...

Bugs and Issues / Re: Hide connector in other diagrams (don't use no
« on: November 09, 2009, 11:13:22 am »
All good points]
Would it be possible then please, to clarify the effect of the "Suppress all button".

I note that the dialogue has no help button.

Note that I wasn't suggesting that the context menu item be changed (although I take and agree with Paulo's point).
My quibble is with the first line (ie instructions) in the pane, viz

"Clear check box to hide connector in diagram:"

There just is no need to make it obtuse.

PS: Just thinking about showing (unhiding) connectors in a diagram, is there some way for an entire diagram to show a list of all connectors that have been hidden?

Bugs and Issues / Hide connector in other diagrams (don't use no dou
« on: November 09, 2009, 07:47:02 am »
I don't know about you, but first thing on a Monday morning (yes we are 12 hours ahead of many of you) this kind of think hurts my brain

"Clear check box to hide connector in diagram"

Perhaps it would be better phrased

[highlight]"Set check box to show connector in other diagram"[/highlight]

[size=9]You know - 'accentuate the positive' - 'don't use no double negatives'[/size]

PS trivial I know, but votes welcome

PPS at the bottom is a button showing "Suppress All". Its not quite clear to me if this is simply a way of untoggling all the check boxes (it doesn't check them) or it has a deeper meaning of 'don't show this connector on any current or future diagram'

Bugs and Issues / Re: "Undo" icon is the same of "Save"
« on: November 17, 2009, 08:14:27 am »
This issue has resurfaced for us in 850, except that while restoring to the default layout fixes it the undo icon quickly reverts to the save icon again.

Bugs and Issues / Re: Package Linked document -> RTF report
« on: November 16, 2009, 12:54:26 pm »
Thanks  [smiley=dankk2.gif]

Bugs and Issues / Package Linked document -> RTF report
« on: November 16, 2009, 10:30:50 am »
I have a (sub) package which has a linked document.

Try as I might I can't make the linked document appear in an RTF report.

In my RTF template I have turned on every type of Lined Document there is (three!!!) - see image.

Any suggestions gratefully received.


Bugs and Issues / Notes paste does not work as expected.
« on: November 06, 2009, 10:06:13 am »
I copy something from the clipboard into the notes field.

After it looks good,
but next time the field is opened no formatting is preserved (and some html appears). Ahem

Is this just an 850 problem?

Bugs and Issues / Re: Website documentation links
« on: November 02, 2009, 10:59:18 am »
But it was cute while it lasted.
(Sorry, I had just discovered the markup!)


Bugs and Issues / Website documentation links
« on: November 02, 2009, 09:41:49 am »
On page

there is a link as follows:

More Information
A tutorial on using the RTF Generator and creating RTF documentation is provided on the Sparx Systems website. Click on the following link:

However despite its blue colour the link isn't clickable.

Bugs and Issues / RTF generated documents - style and layout changes
« on: October 30, 2009, 09:52:27 am »
Here's something that bugs me:
  • why does document generation add the style Auto:Left 0.38cm in a lot of places
  • why are all tables indented by 0.19cm?
  • It also appears that the before and after spacing of paragraphs is changed in some instances, why?
These are not the styles I have loaded in normal.rtf, WHY ARE THEY CHANGED?

Also, why does the RTF editor use the names heading 1, heading 2, etc instead of Heading 1, Heading 2, etc. A minor point, but pointing to inconsistencies.

These are issues when it comes to producing a quality document.

Bugs and Issues / Re: Linking to Word Documents from EA diagrams
« on: October 28, 2009, 12:43:01 pm »
keep the headache pills handy, in my (limited) experience the RTF editor and document generation has a very high learning curve.

From what I have been able to achieve the only way to do what you want is to create all the associated text in EA (ie in the notes fields of the elements, diagrams, packages etc), and/or in linked RTF documents.

Then bind then all together using a master document and document templates.

Finally have a hissy fit getting styles, ToC, page headers and footers, and outline numbering working and looking the way you want. (you can, its just hard - and its not word or open office or close).

Bugs and Issues / Re: RTF Editor and page headers and footers
« on: October 22, 2009, 07:19:10 am »
NB: it appears that even if the documentation package RTFTemplate has no page header or footer, AND NO model document RTFTemplate has a header or footer, the document artefact header and footer are ignored !

Bugs and Issues / RTF Editor and page headers and footers
« on: October 22, 2009, 06:49:03 am »
I have been struggling to determine where the page header and footer comes from.
That is

  • does it come from the Documentation package RTFTemplate
  • does it come from the first model document RTFTemplate
  • does it come from the current model document RTFTemplate?
  • does it come from the previous or current document artefact?

It seems that the page header and footer come from the Documentation package RTFTemplate.

If Documentation package RTFTemplate does not have a header or footer it seems that the header and footer comes from the first model document RTFTemplate that does have a header and footer (ignoring any document artefacts that are previously part of the document that have a header and footer.

My issue: this is neither clear or expected. Why are not document artefacts equivalent to model documents for participating in, and generating documents.
Neither does it seem documented clearly what the behaviour is or should be.

My request: document clearly the expected behaviour of header and footers.

Make all document parts equal.

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