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And on top of it there is that magical upper case AS which is required by EA (don't remember the exact circumstances) xD


You're thinking of the SELECT ea_guid AS CLASSGUID, ... trick to make query results double-clickable.

General Board / Re: Cannot move state machine diagram between packages
« on: November 16, 2018, 04:11:59 pm »
When you are showing a diagram frame on the diagram, the frame is considered (by EA) as a rendering of the diagram's parent. Thus you can't move the diagram without also moving its parent. The two are effectively locked together. To get around this, hide the diagram frame and save the diagram. You should then be able to move the diagram independently of its parent.

Try "UML::Package". If it works, the help is wrong. If it doesn't work, it's probably a bug.

General Board / Re: Kanban MDG not listed in version 12.1
« on: November 14, 2018, 09:05:05 am »
The Kanban MDG Technology was added at version 13.0, but you don't need it to create Kanban diagrams. It makes life easier by providing some pre-defined diagram types and patterns, but it's nothing you can't do from the user interface. However, note that there have been a lot of improvements to Kanban since 12.1 and it would definitely be worth upgrading (but I would say that, wouldn't I?  ;) )

Add the attribute _HideUmlLinks with initial value "True" to the <<metaclass>> element for the source stereotype.

General Board / Re: When will we be able to post to ProCloud forum ?
« on: November 02, 2018, 10:36:21 am »
Well there was going to be a grand opening ceremony but Daryl Braithwaite was fully booked out, so it'll just have to be me saying... I'm told the permissions have been adjusted now and it should be ready to go!

General Board / Re: When will we be able to post to ProCloud forum ?
« on: November 02, 2018, 09:20:21 am »
I can post, but I have admin privileges, so I assume the boards have been set-up wrong. I will mention it to someone... (I was wondering why nobody had posted yet!)

Automation Interface, Add-Ins and Tools / Re: SQL Query question
« on: November 02, 2018, 09:02:45 am »
When you say you created a local copy, do you mean an .EAP file? That is an MS Access database and will have a different SQL dialect to your cloud database.

General Board / Re: Connector thickness
« on: November 02, 2018, 08:59:16 am »
Hi Everyone,
I recently created created a connector profile in an MDG, with a line thickness of 3 points.
This seems to work ok when I make the connection between elements on the same diagram, but when I drag those same elements onto a different diagram, the connector retracts to 1 point.

You presumably set the line thickness from the "Style" section of the Layout ribbon. That works on a single diagram link (or diagram object) only. If you set the line thickness by pressing F4, it will work on all instances of the connector (or element).

Is there a way I can do this in mdg? I have tried setting setpenwidth to 3 and tried setpen


but the connector all except the arrow head dissapears.

Thank you for any help.

You need to draw the line after setting the pen width, e.g.


General Board / Re: Setting up Cross References from Element to Diagram
« on: October 31, 2018, 09:13:46 am »
Wonder why they took it out of V14 ?

A lot of context commands have been moved to the ribbons. If there's anything you can't find in context menu or ribbon, it's probably worth a bug report.

General Board / Re: Change of stereotype to "Functional"
« on: October 30, 2018, 08:33:52 am »
This is such a simple issue, I can't believe it's not been asked already.
When I create a Requirement, Risk or a few other element types in EA, they correctly have no stereotype.
When I then edit the notes (or edit any other standard field) of one of these elements, EA makes the stereotype into 'Functional'.
Does anyone else see this? It's been going on for several releases now, and I reported it a while back to @Sparx, but no action.
If this is reproduceable elsewhere, this is a serious bug - EA is changing my data without asking. If I don't give my elements a stereotype, it's because I don't want them to have one.
Does anyone else see this ?

I don't want to get involved in any discussions of what is correct or incorrect behaviour, but if you use the modeless (docked) Element Properties window rather than the modal Properties dialog, EA doesn't overwrite the blank Stereotype field with "Functional". This could be a better way of working for you.

Question topic: metaconstraints

1. Two Class Stereotypes: Foo and Bar
2. One Connector Stereotype: SomeConnector
3. Model Foo --<<metaconstraint>> {umlRole=source}--> Bar
4. The intent is to ensure that Foo (source) connects with Bar (target) with SomeConnector

Test 1: Foo --SomeConnector--> Bar - successful (intended)
Test 2: Bar --SomeConnector--> Foo - validation error (not intended)
Test 3: Foo --Dependency--> Bar - successful (not intended)
Test 4: Bar --Dependency--> Foo - successful (not intended)

Question - do you have to explicitly eliminate all other connectors/connections that you don't want?

I would expect:

Foo --<<stereotyped relationship>> {stereotype=SomeConnector} --> Bar

The following may be what you were trying to do, but I don't think it means the same thing:

SomeConnector --<<metaconstraint>> {umlRole=source} --> Foo
SomeConnector --<<metaconstraint>> {umlRole=target} --> Bar

Automation Interface, Add-Ins and Tools / Re: Missing Tool Bar
« on: October 15, 2018, 08:43:25 am »
If you see a >> button in the top left corner of your diagram, click that. If not, try selecting a different Workspace (ribbon|Start|Workspace).

General Board / Re: BDD Diagrams imported via MDZIP file
« on: October 03, 2018, 09:21:28 am »
Or from the UI, it's ribbon | Design | Diagram | Edit | Change Type

General Board / Re: Where is my pattern that has been embedded to MDG?
« on: September 26, 2018, 08:32:57 am »
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...

Just pick one and rename it.

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