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Messages - Svend Erik Nygaard

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General Board / Re: No "Date" type for a class attribute?
« on: April 27, 2016, 09:29:29 pm »
Thanks Geert,

I did not notice that Project|Settings|Project Options|Source Code Engineering had Default Language for Code Generation
(the corresponding page under Tools|Options does not).

Thanks a lot.

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General Board / Re: No "Date" type for a class attribute?
« on: April 27, 2016, 06:19:29 pm »
Thanks Geert.

My classes are not implementation classes but logical classes. In such classes, attributes (and attribute types) have no implementation.

Since it's not an implementation, I wanted to use the <none> choice in the Language drop-down box. But unlike Java and the other language choices, I cannot add a new datatype to the <none> 'language'. So, instead, I created a new language (“Logical”) and then associated all needed datatypes to that.

But now I cannot find a way to set "Logical" as the default ‘language’ choice on new classes.
(I did not find it under options, and neither did I find a way to set such default value in MDG for specific stereotypes)
Is that really not possible?

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General Board / No "Date" type for a class attribute?
« on: April 25, 2016, 08:36:45 pm »
How do I specify a class attribute to be of type ”Date”?
Whether I set the class Language to “<None>” or “Java”, When I want to select the type of a new attribute, I do not get a “Date” option in the select box with types (String, Boolean Integer, ..).
I’m quite puzzled. I’m sure I’m missing something here (I even had to ask a colleague to double-check for me)  – what is it, I don’t see?

(until now, I have used sub elements instead of attributes - because attributes do not satisfy our modeling needs)

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Automation Interface, Add-Ins and Tools / Re: MDG: tags on attributes?
« on: April 21, 2016, 10:19:43 pm »
Thanks Geert.

And how do I associate my new customized attribute stereotype with my element stereotype - so that when the EA author creates attributes on that element, it will be attributes with my new attribute stereotype?

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Automation Interface, Add-Ins and Tools / MDG: tags on attributes?
« on: April 21, 2016, 09:01:45 pm »
I’m using MDG to create my metamodel, and have plenty of tags on customized elements (based on classes, components etc.)

But I don’t see how I can create a set of customized tags on the attributes of my elements.
How do I do that?

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Me too :-)

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General Board / Re: Poor diagram image quality in Web (HTML) Reports.
« on: February 04, 2016, 12:57:22 am »
Thank you very much everyone who took time to respond to this.

I'm still not happy with the image quality - and yes, I realize that it is an image and not vector graphics - but still.
But, at least I now know that it is not because I have set op options that affects the image quality negatively compared to what is to be expected.

My screen resolutions on my own workstations screens are "2560 x 1600 (recommended)", and I have seen it on several other workstations as well.

But again - I am impressed with your willingness to take time to respond, thanks a lot guys   :)

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General Board / Re: Poor diagram image quality in Web (HTML) Reports.
« on: February 02, 2016, 01:34:17 am »
Great Geert,

can you please send me 400 clones of your Workstation  ;D

Ok back to serious: Unfortunately the workstations, I have tested this on presents blurry diagrams where the clean HTML text is sharper than the diagrams.

Are there more people out there - how does the diagram present itself on your workstation?

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General Board / Re: Poor diagram image quality in Web (HTML) Reports.
« on: February 02, 2016, 01:00:08 am »
I'm looking at the image you posted, but it looks crystal clear to me. ???

Even if you compare the text in the image to the text (html) in the post?

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General Board / Poor diagram image quality in Web (HTML) Reports.
« on: February 02, 2016, 12:45:02 am »
My HTML reports show blurred diagrams (both text and lines).
I have included an example below of how my Web report diagrams look like.

I have tried many different combinations of settings (Image Format in html report window; Scale Saved Bitmaps to %; Image Memory Limit MB; Renderer; GDI Plus Meta-files; Scale view by %; Anti-aliased text; Compress text to fit within Element; Clipboard image format; ...)

But I have not found the cause of the poor image quality.

So please anyone - help :-)  What are the important settings and their values for geting proper image quality og diagram images in Web reports

(I did see http://sparxsystems.com/forums/smf/index.php/topic,25943.0.html - but that did not help me.)



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General Board / Kanban dgms - hide the creator on elements?
« on: October 21, 2015, 12:00:23 am »
Kanban dgms always show the name of the element creator on elements.
I want to hide that - is that not possible?
I can of course delete the creator name on the element - but really ...  :)

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General Board / Re: Red triangle on element?
« on: January 29, 2015, 05:18:44 am »
Thanks qwerty  :)

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General Board / Red triangle on element?
« on: January 29, 2015, 01:52:29 am »
What does this red triangle mean? - and in particular: how do I remove it?



I don't know how I happened to generate this red triangle.

If you happen to know, please let me know how to remove it.

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General Board / Re: Mapping attributes/columns to each other ...?
« on: November 28, 2014, 11:37:48 pm »
@Gert:
Thanx for replying.
That is very interesting - of course, I prefer to keep as much as possible in our enterprise model in EA (traceablity, Impact graphs, dependency graphs etc).
I have considered a separate GUI (Excell or Web) for maintaining the gymnastics of mapping and even creating/deleting 'attributes' (<<InfoElem>>s) - although directly on the EA repository.
I take, that you still have the attributes modelled in EA? Did you automate synchronization between the attributes in EA and in Excel (via EAGuid?)?

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General Board / Mapping attributes/columns to each other ...?
« on: November 28, 2014, 11:12:43 pm »
How do you map individual attributes to other attributes, e.g.:
- Business object's attibute to the DB column(s) implementing it
- Attribute to three other attributes that it is a compound of (e.g.concatenation)
In my model I have 'attributes' modeled as separate information elements (nested under their respective entities - just like normal attributes appear in the project browser). That gives me great freedom in mapping and other modeling like creating views (diagrams) with only a select set of attributes.
But I want to hear of other (your) experiences on treating attributes individually like e.g. mapping them to other attributes and elements.
Please let me hear your ways of doing this - I would appreciate it vere much.

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