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Suggestions and Requests / Save reqyured after copy
« on: August 01, 2003, 12:02:08 am »
I haven't seen this mentioned anywhere, but possibly I haven't been looking in the right places.

When you use ctrl-c to copy text from a field in the operation or attribute window, EA seems to think that you have  changed the entry and requires that you hit save before moving to another entry, when in fact you have just copied text from the entry onto the clipboard. This is counter-intuitive and irritating. When I first started using the product I kept thinking I had accidentally changed the entry.

Bruce Fountain

General Board / Data Modelling Strategies
« on: September 26, 2004, 07:56:17 pm »
I have just discovered the data modelling features (<<table>> stereotype etc). I am trying to design a process which has a fairly close meshing with a relational database and this is excellent.

What I am trying to work out is how my <<table>> classes relate to the rest of my design. I had planned a class to correspond to each table, with rows mapping to object instances. I can generate the SQL to create the tables from the <<table>> classes, but I can also generate C++ classes from the tables. Should I use these generated classes? Should I add the extra functionality to these classes, or derive subclasses, or perhaps the class should have some sort of relation with the table class.

I am sure this is a common sort of problem, perhaps people could describe how they go about modelling their data-oriented designs?

General Board / Diagram properties lost after importing package
« on: July 07, 2003, 07:51:39 pm »
After importing a package from an XML file, I find that the diagram properties have been lost. To reproduce:

* create a new EA project

* under the Logical View, create a new package

* under the new package, create a new class diagram and a new

* add an attribute and a method to the class and add the new
 class to the class diagram, the attribute and method
 will be visible

* bring up the diagram properties and set the "Hide Attributes"
 and "Hide Operations" checkboxes. The attribute and operation
 will no longer be visible from the diagram

* select the new package  and export to XML

* remove the new package, select the logical view folder, and
 import the package from the XML file

* the diagram is restored, but the changed properties are lost
 - the attribute and operation are visible

I assume that this is a bug, but perhaps there is some workaround? I have some diagrams with 20 or more classes. I suppress attributes and operations to reduce the clutter in the diagram, but everytime I import the package I have to adjust the diagrams.

Bruce Fountain

General Board / How can I specify the date format?
« on: June 11, 2003, 01:18:58 am »
The default format for dates in the generated RTF is US-Style
(MM/DD/YYYY). Is there somewhere I can change the format to, say,

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