Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Topics - didier.pironet

Pages: [1]
General Board / Sparx support to multi-environment setup
« on: July 04, 2024, 11:34:04 pm »
Hi guys, I'm looking at (best) practices to setup properly multiple pre-prod Sparx environments as well to have them periodically refreshed with production data.

Is Sparx familiar with such common setup in large organizations?
Does Sparx provide built-in tools or guidance to support such a multi-environment setup?

Thx for your input!

PCS General Board / API call - Tag returns multiple values
« on: September 29, 2023, 12:20:33 am »
We use Sparx APIs exposed on PCS to retrieve information out of Sparx DB and especially some tagged value types.
Although several values are available to pick up from, only a single value is 'registered' at any time and thus only a single value should come back to any API request.
However we have several tagged value types that return systematically 2 values and we don't understand why
Within Sparx EA fat client we see a single value assign to those behaving tags, making this issue even weirder...

Any idea what's going on here?

Thx for your help!

N.B. Sparx EA 16.1, PCS 5.1, Oracle DB

General Board / Sparx EA and Dynatrace
« on: June 28, 2023, 08:25:10 pm »
Hi Guys,
We are lucky to have Dynatrace in the company and we would like to onboard our Sparx solution into it.
Do you have any guideline on having Sparx EA monitored in Dynatrace?
For instance how would you monitor the Sparx EA calls to PCS?
Is there any Dynatrace integration package planned on the roadmap?

Thx for your help!

Hi guys,

Hope this is the right forum for this question.

We have Sparx EA 16.x along with PCS 5.x
DB is Oracle on RHEL.
DB config settings are default ones.

We are developing a tool to interact with Sparx DB through the OSLC API's.
So far so good however now our developers are getting time to time an 500 internal server error when GETting data from /oslc/am/nestedresources/ !?

We suspect Max Simultaneous Queries...

Do you have any hint on the issue here?


Hi guys,

We have many architects working with Sparx EA 16.x as a published application on Citrix.
On several occasions we had troubles with elements moving around and nesting with other parents creating a mess in our structures.
Most of the time it was related to "Auto Group Elements (hold ALT to toggle)" that toggled ON for no apparent reason!

Questions are:
  • Can we programmatically check that this parameter is toggled OFF every time Sparx EA starts?
  • Is there a way to centrally managed those parameters for all users?

Thx a lot for your advices and hints.

General Board / Disable Paste Element as New
« on: February 28, 2023, 09:17:04 pm »
Hi guys,
Running Sparx EA v16.x with PCS and an Oracle DB.
We have created many elements and set them as "common and shared elements" amongst all diagrams.
We also grouped them in a structural way in the Browser viewpoint.
We locked away (Group lock) those elements to make sure only a few users can edit them.
However still we cannot control and restrict the duplication (Paste operation -> Elements(s) as New) of those "common and shared elements".
Is there a way to restrict and control (permission-based?) this behaviour/operation for certain elements only i.e. those "common and shared elements"?

Thanks for the heads up!

Hi guys,
Reaching out the forum for a concern that landed in my basket.
We need to synchronize some of authoritative Sparx tags we set on a bunch of application components to our our group CMDB.
We have a 'classy' on-prem setup (EA Unified Ed) with floating licenses, Oracle DB and EA client distributed as a Citrix published app.

The group CMDB exposes some API's that we plan to use to achieve that sync.

The idea would be to develop some code (JAVA, .NET or VBS) that would read from the DB and put/post the tags to the group CMDB.

You may have already gone through same kind of request!
I'm looking for any tip, advice, attention point you would like to share.

Thanks a lot!

General Board / ArchiMate Stereotypes and Tagged Values
« on: January 07, 2022, 08:12:54 pm »

By editing the ArchiMate3.xml file I was able to set some default appearance settings to stereotypes such ArchiMate_Flow.

Now I want to have a set of tagged values to be included as well whenever I drag/drop an ArchiMate_Flow on a diagram and thus avoiding the manual add of those TVs.

For instance I want to have TV:Protocol and TV:Encryption to be added automatically added to the ArchiMate_Flow stereotype whenever I drag it to a diagram.

Is that only possible? And if yes how can you do that?

Thx for your help!

Although RiskTaxonomy.xml do exist in C:\Program Files (x86)\Sparx Systems\EA\MDGTechnologies on the servers (Citrix farm) I still cannot add a new diagram using the Risk Taxonomy perspective since it does not show in the list of available perspectives (MDG's)

Any hint would be much appreciated!


Sparx EA v15.2.1559 unicode (Unified Edition)
Database Schema Version: pre-1558
Database Version: 7.0

Pages: [1]