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Updating 11.1 to 13.5 -- any gotchas?
« on: October 25, 2017, 07:57:59 pm »
Hi all,

Well they put it off for longer than humanly possible, but my big client is finally gearing up to update EA from 11.1 to 13.5.
So are there any gotchas, ifs, buts or bear traps I should be aware of?

The GUI is completely reorganized. Got that. Anything else?

The main features we're using would be
  • Corporate edition on Windows 7 (moving to Windows 10)
  • Custom MDG Technologies with a lot of document templates
  • No extensive use of third-party standards (BPMN, TOGAF, etc)
  • SQL Server repositories
  • User Security with Windows authentication
  • Cloud Server for RAS (backed by SQL Server)
  • The old Visio importer

We were using the license server as well, but we're abandoning that due to the lack of IPv6 support and reverting to the user-friendly and easily circumvented license file.

  • Are there any changes to the EA database schema, and are there update scripts available?
  • Are there any breaking changes to user management?
  • Are there any breaking changes changes in the cloud server?
  • Is the new Visio importer included in the Corporate edition, or is it only sold as part of the Office integration?
  • If the latter, will the old importer work with 13.5?

Anything else anyone can think of would of course also be appreciated.

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Re: Updating 11.1 to 13.5 -- any gotchas?
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2017, 08:04:12 pm »
I haven't noticed any breaking changes, but I wouldn't know about the cloud or visio import.


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Re: Updating 11.1 to 13.5 -- any gotchas?
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2017, 10:32:52 am »
Hi Uffe,

I'd echo Geert's observations but would add that I 'm pretty sure I used the Visio importer in v13 without issue.  Certainly in the last few months.

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Re: Updating 11.1 to 13.5 -- any gotchas?
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2017, 07:05:17 pm »
On my way, I had some issues with diagram layouts and action pins. These diagram issues are currently one major reason why we are not using V13.5. In V13.5 there is a bigger change with compartments, we use frequently on SysML blocks. I had issues where compartments visualizations had been enabled in 13.5 just because Sparx did some renaming or I saw compartments having a concatenation of two stereotype strings.

Regarding the model data itself I had no major issues.

However I hopped from version to version and you intend to do a bigger jump.
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