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It'd be nice if you could filter by stereotype in the relationship matrix.

Another nice evolution of that would be to be able to filter by tagged value.

Suggestions and Requests / Web Interface and\or Model API
« on: December 03, 2009, 02:16:28 am »
We'd love to be able to expose our models dynamically (I.E., without having to export as web pages) through our web portal (which happens to be SharePoint-based). Either having that directly or having a better data surfacing interface (as opposed to going straight to the db tables or using the ea.exe as a COM object) would be nice. A REST service would be ideal, maybe complimented with a simple diagram rendering capability.

How about an option that if turned on, automatically creates a 'nesting' relationship between two entities if one entity is dropped inside another on a diagram that allows containment (deployment diagram for examplt)?

Suggestions and Requests / Hook into Authentication
« on: July 01, 2004, 02:18:21 pm »
A hook into the user authentication mechanism would be extremely useful.  Users have to remember enough passwords as it is, if we had a way to integrate the authentication with Active Directory, it'd be a huge plus.

Perhaps a stored procedure in the database?  It'd obviously need to be server-side -- client-side wouldn't be very safe.

Suggestions and Requests / Working with database model
« on: October 16, 2003, 01:34:31 pm »
I just upgraded to the corporate edition and have started using the database connectivity to store models.

It'd be really nice if:

  • the most recently open files list included connections to a database
  • you could store 'aliases' to connection strings and choose them from a drop-down instead of recreating the connection each time
  • the connection dialogs remembered the last selections you made so I didn't have to select 'SQL Server' every time

If there's a way to do those kinds of things, I'd appreciate some tips because I couldn't seem to find them.

Suggestions and Requests / Plug-ins (yes, again, sorry)
« on: September 16, 2003, 02:34:44 pm »

*wink* *wink* *nudge* *nudge*

"Say no more, say no more"

Suggestions and Requests / Contributions Area on Website?
« on: August 22, 2003, 02:21:49 pm »
Maybe I am just overlooking it, but how about a contribution library where people can share automation solutions, etc.  There are several suggestions on this list that I could probably crank out a quick-and-dirty solution for, but there isn't any place to put them.

General Board / Application element in UML Profile toolbox
« on: February 04, 2005, 08:08:21 am »
Anybody know what this is for? I can't find it in the help.


We are trying to develop a custom profile and are using the MDG Technology wizard to package it. I'm finding some of the implementation details somewhat complicated for doing advanced things like having multiple toolboxes, etc. and was wondering if it'd be possible to have the models for one or more of the existing technologies be made available as a sample (SPEM for example)? Help documentation is good, but a model to look back and forth at to see how certain things were accomplished would make it much easier to learn.

Thanks, and I apologize in advance if there is one already available -- I haven't been able to find it.

Automation Interface, Add-Ins and Tools / Trouble Getting AddIn Loaded
« on: October 03, 2003, 08:28:28 am »
I seem to be having trouble with getting my add-in loaded.  Is there a log that gets generated that might tell me where it is going wrong?

I noticed after I installed, there was a pre-existing add-in parent key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Sparx Systems\AddIns.

The help specifies to put the user add-in key under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Sparx Systems\EAAddIns.

I've tried adding my key to both locations.  My add-in isn't even getting CoCreate'd which leads me to believe that the key isn't being recognized or read correctly.  And ideas?

Automation Interface, Add-Ins and Tools / Enforcing profile constraints
« on: January 19, 2004, 10:15:33 am »
I know that the UML profile schema allows you to specify constraints for profile elements, but is there a switch or something you can turn on in EA to enforce those constraints?  By enforcing, I mean, disallowing a relationship that isn't permissible according to the profile constraints, or maybe providing a warning when a constraint specifies that an element requires the existence of a relationship and/or other element that currently doesn't exist.

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