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General Board / Re: Way to link data objects in BPM diagram?
« on: October 13, 2011, 12:58:37 pm »
Hi Jon,

Done exactly that (create DataObjects in a separate package and reuse them in individual BPMN diagrams) and I noticed that the Project Browser displays the DOs created with Add Element (icon=document/artifact with rows filled in) different than the ones created from the BPMN toolbox (icon=document/artifact with no rows inside it). I compared all the properties of DOs created the 2 different ways and could not find any difference. Any clue what EA is doing and the implications of these DOs being treated differently (if that's the case)?
Hi Allen,

If you wanting to use bpmn diagrams (as your title suggest) then i'd use bpmn compliant DataObjects on your bpmn diagram and an Association between the DataObject and associated Activity (Task/Sub-Process).

I'd put all my DataObjects into a libary package and direct modellers to drag and drop DataObjects from this package onto their diagrams (creating as a Linked object). You will then need to create a class diagram in this package that models the assoication between DataObjects and the Classes that form your data model.

You can then create a model search or use the Tracability tool to find out which Activities are associated with a given table.



General Board / BPMN: reuse Pools/Lanes across Business Processes?
« on: October 11, 2011, 06:38:58 am »
Similar to how in Use Case Model you capture all Actors in one place (say, Actors package) and than (re)use them into multiple Use Case diagrams, in BPMN Model, I want to capture all Business Process participants (Pools/Lanes) in one place (say, Participants package) and than reuse them (drag-and-drop from Project Browser, as links) into multiple Business Processes (diagrams). However, when I do that, sometimes EA has a hard time recognizing Lane-Pool (child-parent) relationships and allowing me to "glue" them together (i.e. when dragging a Lane on top of a Pool, the Pool's border flashes and allows linking them together).

Has anybody done this before and, if so, can you please share some tips on how to make it work? Or, if you think it's a bad idea, please let me know why you think so.

Note: I searched all I can search (in and out of Sparx website) and could not find any references of anybody doing this.


General Board / Re: Merging multiple eap projects.
« on: October 04, 2011, 02:24:46 am »
Am I missing anything?!? Why is nobody talking about EA's replication functionality?

I imagine you can create a Master Design file, create Replicas, copy  the individual EAPs into those replicas, and , finally, synch those replicas back into the Master.
... just a 2 cents idea.

More info about Replication:
Usage: Tools (menu)\Data Management\Manage .EAP file...
- Make Design Master
- Create New Replica
- Synchronize Replicas



Bugs and Issues / Team Review entries in replicas: do they sync?
« on: October 11, 2011, 06:22:45 am »
I am using a Master Design EAP with 2 remote (literally, across the world) users working in replicas (which, obviously, are synchronized back to the Master Design file).
We are also using the Team Review (on <Current Model>, hence the a replica file) and categories, topics, or post entries seem to have a hit-or-miss behavior when synchronizing the replicas (w.o.w. sometimes they show in other person's replica, other times they don't... or, it appears, some times one person's Team Review entries even overwrite the other person's entries).
Anybody knows if Team Review works in a replication environment? If so, any clue what am I doing wrong (and, of course, some help on how to correct that;-)?

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