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General Board / Re: EA 14.1: How to see the "owner" of a port of class?
« on: November 12, 2018, 06:14:06 pm »
Anyone any idea?

General Board / EA 14.1: How to see the "owner" of a port of class?
« on: October 30, 2018, 08:16:14 pm »

I have a class "Child" that inherits a port from a base class "Parent".
In the dialog window "Features & Properties -> Interaction Points" EA 14.1 shows the owner of that port as "Child".
In EA 13.5 and earlier the owner was shown as "Parent", because that port was originally created at the Parent class.

How can I see in EA 14.1 if a port is inherited from a "base class" or not?

I feel tempted to report this as bug, as the EA <= v13.5 behavior was a bit more logical and helpful to me.

Bugs and Issues / Embedded elements of an instantiated class are locked
« on: October 23, 2018, 07:08:56 pm »

some facts:
- EA model with enabled user security and activated "Require user lock to edit"
- Problem discovered in EA 12 to EA 14.1 (probably also earlier versions)

I have a class with embedded elements like ports or parts.
If I now create an instance of this class, all embedded elements are also instantiated. Awesome :).
BUT: The instantiated embedded elements have no applied user lock, only the class instance gets the user lock.
Thus, giving a name to such an element, or giving a stereotype to an element is prevented, because the OK button is deactivated because of the missing user lock.
We have to manually apply user lock to the embedded elements.

Is this behavior intended and why?
Any solution/workaround available to get applied user locks on element instantiation?
Or is a bug report to Sparx necessary, given that there is no reasonable argument why this is intended?

We are talking of an icon that has been set as attribute "icon" to a stereotype definition in an UML profile.
If such a stereotype also has the _metatype = stereotypeName attribute, then the specified icon (as 16x16 bitmap) will be shown as icon of packages and elements in the project browser.

General Board / Re: Package control without "version control" possible?
« on: October 17, 2018, 09:28:41 pm »
Many thanks for the hints.
We will first evaluate the option with the MS-SCC inteface. It would be awesome if that works.
Your second option is second in line ;).

General Board / Package control without "version control" possible?
« on: October 16, 2018, 01:58:33 am »

a colleague asked me if it is possible to have package control (package content is also stored in file system) in EA without the need of a version control server like SVN, TFS, etc.
He would like to "tell EA" that some packages shall be stored in a file and the EA model knows that these packages are not only stored in the model, but also in the files.
Whenever he changes the package content in the model (previous "checkout" needed), he also would accept to do some "checkin" to update the file content.

Background of the question:
We are going to use the IBM CLM with RTC (Ration Team Concert) for version control.
As RTC creates a local copy of version controlled elements we would need to have our design model to be split into many files (just like now; we use ClearCase as verison control).
BUT: As IBM RTC is not directly supported by EA, we are thinking of having a file based storage of our design model, instead of a monolithic model.
Of course we would still store the model in a DBMS, but single "package artifacts" would be needed in RTC as files.

Automation Interface, Add-Ins and Tools / Re: Create MDG via script?
« on: October 12, 2018, 06:01:18 pm »
Thanks guys.
If it is really that easy, not all my faith in mankind is lost :).

Automation Interface, Add-Ins and Tools / Create MDG via script?
« on: October 09, 2018, 06:35:43 pm »

is it possible to create an MDG from an EA Script?
Assuming I have already several xml files containing my UML profile, my own toolbox, my own diagram type, etc.
And, most important, I have already a correct and complete *.mts file.

I would now like to create the MDG.xml file running a script, instead of clicking through the dialog window.
Is that possible?
So far I have not found any information on that in the reference of the automation interface.

(I'm still confused about the changed editions since V14)
But my EA 14.1.1427 with an "old" Corporate Edition license can easily "publish a diagram as UML profile".
I am doing this regularly in the past few days.

General Board / Re: Where is my pattern that has been embedded to MDG?
« on: September 25, 2018, 06:04:41 pm »
Is it possible that the help of the following link is somewhat incomplete:

In step 3 a metaclass with the name "ToolboxPage" shall be created.
But what type of metaclass shall be extended? There are some dozens of "core element" like Action, Class, Enumeration...

If I select "Class" and continue with creating my own toolbox profile, I get an error on importing the profile xml file at the end:
"Error parsing: V:\path\to\my\profile.xml".
Nice, but what is the error?
I definitely "published" the correct profile diagram as profile.

General Board / Where is my pattern that has been embedded to MDG?
« on: September 20, 2018, 04:11:59 pm »
I created an UML profile with a bunch of stereotypes.
I also created a pattern in which classes of these stereotypes are used.
Profile and pattern are added to an MDG.

When importing this MDG to another model I see the toolbox offering my stereotypes -> As expected :)
What I am missing is my pattern.
Where is it?
Does my MDG need something additional to make the pattern usable and selectable somewhere?

General Board / Re: Empty tags of a class not shown in diagram
« on: September 18, 2018, 09:40:20 pm »
OK, thanks Simon :'(.

Inserting such a space would might be an option, but I would have used displaying empty tags for a quick overview of which tags are still empty.
I decided to add a red colored circle as decoration via a shape script if one of the tags are empty ("red bubble --> something is missing").

General Board / Re: Empty tags of a class not shown in diagram
« on: September 18, 2018, 04:53:38 pm »
If showing tags is activated in a diagram OR in teh individual "show compartment visibility" of an element (e.g. class):
Why are only tags with filled out values shown in EA 14.x?
How to show all (really all) tags of an element (no matter if the tags are filled with values or not)?

As qwerty write EA 12 showed all tags, but EA 14 does not, only the filled ones (EA 13 behavior?).

General Board / Re: Create read-only tag in an UML profile
« on: September 18, 2018, 04:45:35 pm »
Simons approach worked well.
Many thanks for that.

General Board / Create read-only tag in an UML profile
« on: September 14, 2018, 11:58:39 pm »
does anybody know how to make a tag read-only?

We created an own UML profile with some stereotypes for classes.
For one stereotype I would like to make one tag "read-only". The tag has a default value, and it would be nice if the user, who creates a class of such a stereotype cannot change the value of that tag.

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