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WebConfig - Edit Model Connection

The Edit Model Connection screen is shown when you click on the Edit button for an existing Model Connection on the WebConfig home page. This page allows you to modify various options for the selected Model Connection.

Edit Model Connection

Item

Description

See also

Alias

The database Alias. This is the value all Enterprise Architect clients will need to select in the 'Model Name' field of the 'Cloud Connection' screen. If necessary, you can edit this Alias to enable users to reference it from Enterprise Architect and WebEA.

Note, this value must be unique. You are not able to use the same alias for multiple model connections.

Connecting Enterprise Architect to a Cloud Model

Database Type

(Read only) Displays the DBMS type of the database, such as Firebird, MySQL, Postgres, SQLSvr or Oracle.

Enable Access

By default, new model connections are disabled. Select this checkbox to allow access to this model connection.

Enable Pro Features (OSLC, WebEA and Integration)

This option is only available in Pro Cloud Server editions. Select this checkbox to enable 'Pro Features', such as OSLC, WebEA and Integration to external systems.

Managing and Retrieving Resource Information Via OSLC Architecture Management WebEA

Connection String

(Read only) Displays the connection string used to connect to the database. The Copy button can be used to copy this connection string to the Clipboard.

Max Simultaneous Queries

Type in the maximum number of connections that can be open. You can use the up/down arrows to adjust this figure to balance resource usage with concurrent user performance.

There is no explicit limit for this value, but the higher the value the more resources are consumed on your server, without a matching increase in benefit in user performance. Connections are held so briefly that the reduction in user wait time due to more connections being opened is not usually noticeable. If you are reaching the number of connections you have defined here, increase it by small increments (units) rather than large ones (tens).

OSLC Access Code

Optional. Type in the access code that all OSLC clients, including WebEA, are required to send in an HTTP header.

Leave blank to indicate that the OSLC clients are not required to send an access code.

OSLC Access Code

Require HTTPS and Authentication

If checked, this model connection can only be access via the https, using a port which is configured to use https with Authentication enabled (I.e. set to either 'Model' or 'Global')

Read-only connection

Select this checkbox to prevent users from modifying the database referenced by this connection.

Run Scheduled Tasks

When this option is checked the Pro Cloud Server will update Time Series charts in the current model as a schedule task.

Time Series Chart

Enable Worker

Select this checkbox to enable the Pro Cloud 'Worker' application. The Worker process runs on the server and periodically generates images for diagrams in the model. These images are required for WebEA and Prolaborate.

How to configure automatic viewable components

Connection Details

Enter the Enterprise Architect Connection String, or path to an EAP shortcut file (located on the Pro Cloud Server machine), which the Worker application will use to access the model.

For example;

EAConnectString:model1 --- ;Connect=Cloud=protocol:http,address:localhost,port:804,user:fred,pwd:pwdxxx;Data Source=model1;

or,

C:\EA\shortcuts\model1.eap

Update Period (seconds)

Default: 30

Specify how often the Worker process will check for modified diagrams and update their stored images.

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