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Suggestions and Requests / "Paste As..." in Notes field
« on: August 28, 2014, 08:16:23 pm »
Sometime I copy/past text in Notes fields from Word documents.
The original RTF formatting is retained, causing style problems, because - frequently - the original text style is different from the standard of my model.
A "Paste as... simple text" feature would be really useful.
Today, I open the Windows Notepad, copy/paste there, and then copy/paste on EA, but it's annoying.  :-[

When using the Automation Interface (in VB), I insert a CoverPage in the generated document, the report fields (available in the cover page templates) are not filled.
This means that the cover page should be fixed, and a bit of the great flexibility offered by this interface is lost.

It would be great to have those fields filled, with the same criteria used by the standard document generator (Name, status, etc. of the current selected element in the package browser).


Suggestions and Requests / Code engineering: import javascript
« on: May 17, 2013, 01:25:14 am »
Hi, I am developing some code in Google Apps script. I have several javascript sources. Is there a way to import them in EA? This could help saving some manual typing time.

Suggestions and Requests / RTF report for a single diagram
« on: December 13, 2007, 03:19:11 am »
I am able to generate an RTF report for a package, but not for a single diagram (and all the elements referenced in that diagram), within a package containing several diagrams and elements.

Is there any shortcut for this?



Suggestions and Requests / Porject-level version and phase
« on: November 28, 2005, 12:51:59 am »

currently, among the "options", in the "object" page, it is possible to set a default value for the "Version" and "Phase" fields.

Unfortunately, those are values that are specific of each project (and maybe at package level).

The current feature require me to "remember" the proper values for each EA project, and set them before starting my work.

A "perfect" (by my personal point of view  ;)) solution would be:
  • a "project settings" page with the two default values;
  • a flag in the package properties named "Use package values as phase/version defaults", allowing me to use a different default value for a package and all other objects created under it.

Best regards,

Massimo Coletti

Suggestions and Requests / Publish bug database
« on: September 05, 2005, 10:32:29 am »
I think that publishing the bug requests sent by the users, and the solutions provided by sparx, would be useful.

Maybe a user, while sending the support request, can mark it as 'private' or available for the community.



It is useful to have this attribute managed within XML schemas generated from XML profile.

It may be simply set as a direct tagged value (substitutionGroup), or as a tagged value that affects the extension mechanism.



Suggestions and Requests / java development environment
« on: August 13, 2003, 08:48:27 am »
I am evaluating EA for a java SE development environment, comparing it to Poseidon.
I find hard  :-/ to do simple task building a new project, as example:
  • extend SDK classes
  • manage Exceptions designing methods
  • setting up properly the package name in new classes
  • bulk generation of the source directory structure

With this limitations, it seems that the tool is well suited for an initial design, but require some hand-work when the coding phase starts and tend to keep the model detached from the code.

This doesn't suit well with our incremntal methodology.

Did anyone face the same problems, developing perhaps  :o an EA-java-developer-quick-guide?

General Board / Experiences with SAP R/3
« on: August 27, 2007, 04:16:06 am »
I would like to know if someone has done some business modeling or analysis for SAP ERP application on Enterprise Architect.



General Board / coding an Association class in XMI
« on: August 21, 2006, 08:16:26 am »

I am building a tool that writes an XMI file to be imported in EA.

I was using XMI 1.2 until now, but I don't understand how to code an AssociationClass. As for other classifiers, I have created a sample model in EA, exported it in XMI, and used the file as a reference, but I am not able to understand the logic for AssociationClass (and EA doesn't import correctly it's own generated XMI file with this kind of classifiers)

I was also looking at XMI 2.x, but I wasn't able to find the specifications for this new version.

Any hint, please?

Massimo Coletti

General Board / DDL transformation of inheritance hierarchies
« on: January 04, 2006, 01:08:49 am »
I have a logical PIM model, with some generalization relationships among classes. To be specific, I have an abstract main class (A), and some concrete subclasses (B, C, ..) inheriting from A, with a normal generalization association.

When I perform the transformation in DDL of this package, the following happens:

  • A is generated as a table (why, if it is abstract?)
    B, C, does not include the attributes defined in A (I would expect this, as they are inherited from A)

  • Are my assumptions wrong?

  • Did anyone find similar problems?

I also take a look at the transformation template, but there is no way to add a template for “generalization”  :'(, maybe this is an explanation.

Happy new year!


General Board / How can I set a default version/phase
« on: January 13, 2005, 08:36:26 am »
The default value is always 1.0.

I would like to set a new default value and:

- use as default for new elements,
- override previous value in existing elements (optionally) when I change them

Is there a way to achieve this?

General Board / how can I post content in the initial page of a HT
« on: August 12, 2004, 07:21:01 am »
When I generate an HTML report, the index page shows no text.

I have tried to add notes on the root package, but with no success.

Is there a way to customize this initial display?

General Board / What are the substitution tags available for RTF T
« on: July 29, 2004, 01:11:25 am »
I am trying to customize the RTF template, fine tuning the amount of information displayed.

I wasn't able to find a list of the tags (such #DETIALS#) available.

Any direction?


Bugs and Issues / BPMN 2.0 Transaction activity
« on: August 28, 2014, 08:04:56 pm »
In the last 11.1 version, I don't find the "isATransaction" specialized tagged value for Activity element.
I can add it manually as a tagged value, but the appearance of the element is not changed accordingly. Anyone had similar problems?


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