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Bugs and Issues / Re: Document generation: change orientation
« on: November 14, 2018, 06:19:48 am »
I don't agree that document generation useless, actually its quite competent, if complex - but what do you expect.

I do agree that the documentation, for example,, could be updated to describe how to generate document that has differing paper sizes and orientation.

To help you
  • use document templates
  • use a separate document template for a change in paper size or orientation
  • put the section break as the first thing in the document template
  • then change the paper size of orientation for the document template
  • also look at using the the 'Insert page breaks when generating a Master Document'
  • also look at the 'add a page break before each new Package'

General Board / Re: Hide folder from documentation
« on: October 16, 2018, 06:23:20 am »
Thank you - thats why I didn't find it.
I can't understand why its not on the menu in my screen shot!

General Board / Hide folder from documentation
« on: October 15, 2018, 12:50:15 pm »
I give up, how do I, in V14, hide a folder from being included in generated documentation?

It seems to me the old context sensivitve menu item should have ended up here?!

The website gives which appears only to apply to spell checking.
As a registered user you can download French and Chinese -, no Portuguese sorry

General Board / Re: Updating DB model (walk through)
« on: October 05, 2018, 05:14:58 am »
This is excellent. Thanks.  Please formally submit it to Sparx as a feature request in addition to all the bug reports you have made - good work.

Bugs and Issues / Re: Document generation: change orientation
« on: October 02, 2018, 01:01:57 pm »
IIRC to use a section break to change the paper size or orientation, the section break has to be the very last thing in a document template (doesn't work as the very first thing).
The paper size/orientation in the next document template is then honoured.
You need a separate document template for each change in paper size or paper orientation.

I'm trying to import a Database Schema from SQL Server 2008R2.

I get the message ERROR: retrieving  sequence list  -  [S0002]: [Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][SQL Server]Invalid object name 'INFORMATION_SCHEMA.SEQUENCES'.

I am told that "INFORMATION_SCHEMA" is a built-in SQL Server schema holding metadata views. The SEQUENCES view does not exist in versions older than SQL Server 2012

Is there a way I can tell EA14 to correctly import the schema?


General Board / Re: EA13 beta: missing basic copy,paste
« on: September 26, 2018, 12:34:14 pm »
thank you  :D

General Board / EA14 beta: missing basic copy,paste
« on: September 26, 2018, 11:41:44 am »
Please, where did basic simple and quick 'Copy', 'Past as New', and 'Pask as Link' go to in EA 14?

On 'Layout' its not under Diagram > Edit,
or on 'Design' Element > Edit where I would have expected it.

What I want to do is select an element on a diagram, Click Copy, then Click Paste as New.

Bugs and Issues / Re: Images cropped in generated document
« on: September 14, 2018, 09:03:08 am »
I'm seeing this in V14. I'm sure I've seen a post about changing some configuration thats cures this, but I can't locate it.
Any ideas?

Bugs and Issues / Re: Notes for class attributes
« on: September 14, 2018, 08:53:31 am »
I'm slowly getting my head around EA 14 Menus, and I'd have to say that I'm growing to like it.
I approve of the simplifcation of context menus, and in ribbon improvements.
If the Find Command dialogue could actually show you which ribbon and pane the command was on that would be a winner.

Bugs and Issues / Re: v14 long lasting bugs
« on: September 14, 2018, 08:48:11 am »
Bugs - I hear you man.
I can say Sparx Systems does tend to
a) respond quickly and acknowledge bugs
b) never commits to when they will be fixed but often fix things I've raised within a 6 months.
Agreed, and Support are effective in reproducing issues, and often providing good work arounds.
It's been my observation that by and large the quality of EA has consistently improved.
For example in my early days of usage the app was known to crash or go into hard loops, and we had discussions about phone home bug reporting.
I haven't seen EA crash or hang for quite a while.

Thats not to say there aren't a number of enhancements I'd like to see (go back to the threads about diagrams on EA 8 or 9 for example), but it is my go to tool (sorry Vision, sorry Word)

I don't think you can achieve this in the EA editor.
If you are using a Document User Template you could try exporting it, cand using Word change the style to restart numbers, and import it again.

Bugs and Issues / Re: Diagram Legend visible in Project Browser on V 1419
« on: September 11, 2018, 06:48:50 am »
Don't take this as an official response, but my guess would be to make it easier to use on multiple diagrams.

Interestingly, it is actually possible to use Borders and Notes on other diagrams (Copy, Paste as link).
So for consistency these ought to be in the project browser as well.

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