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General Board / Re: Aggregates connector is shown the wrong way around
« on: August 15, 2018, 09:21:41 am »
Fortunately there used to be a flag in the preferences (Pref's -> Links -> Association default - source --> target) that allowed to swap (i.e. correct) that behavior.
That flag is still there but in the v13.0 and also 13.5 this flag has apparently no effect, i.e. that connector is shown the wrong way round, regardless of whether that flag is checked or not.
The option changed the drawing direction, but EA still placed the aggregation at the same end. It has less effect these days because the quicklinker provides options to be explicit about the drawing direction. If you drag an aggregation from the toolbox it still uses that option.

Bugs and Issues / Re: v14 long lasting bugs
« on: August 14, 2018, 10:05:59 am »
Yes, it is, but for v14. It doesn't work for v14.1 beta
In EA 14, open the about dialog. It tells you when your activation code is valid until. I'm guessing it has expired.

Bugs and Issues / Re: Model Search SQL - behaviour of the plus-character
« on: August 14, 2018, 10:04:31 am »
Your query is being sent to Oracle (or at least the Oracle OLE DB Driver) unmodified.

Bugs and Issues / Re: Notes for class attributes
« on: August 13, 2018, 03:00:26 pm »
You can't please all the people all the time.
No, but I am interested in improving EA.

I'm guessing that the issue is that the previous dialog for attributes contained the attribute list, properties editor and note editor. Those are now three separate windows, although each of them is used in more contexts than just editing of attributes.

Bugs and Issues / Re: EA Cloud Connection Problems with https over IIS
« on: August 13, 2018, 01:38:06 pm »
I'm by no means an expert at IIS, but I've configured the IIS integration a few times, mostly by trial and error before the current documentation existed. There's an amazing number of things that can go wrong with this. It's much easier to configure webserver configured into the cloud service itself.

You only need the http module or the isapi module. Both are ways that you can configure a mapping for a particular request to go to a dll.

If EA gets a 404 message from IIS, it's because a request for /sparxcloudlink.sseap returns 404. If you get this, it suggests that the handler mapping isn't correctly configured because it isn't even trying load the module. The error messages from misconfiguring the module itself should be different.

Once you've got that, you need to edit sparxcloudlink.sseap in the same directory as the module dll so that it can be read. There should be different errors returned if there are bad values in that file.

Bugs and Issues / Re: Notes for class attributes
« on: August 13, 2018, 09:40:51 am »
now many things are spread all over
Really interesting that you would say that. There were something like 50 different dialogs that were available in different ways for different types that have all been unified into the docked properties window. So, what you are complaining about was exactly what that UI re-work was intended to improve.

Bugs and Issues / Re: Model Search SQL - behaviour of the plus-character
« on: August 13, 2018, 09:37:57 am »
JET, SQL Server, MySQL and ASA return what you would expect.

Oracle and Firebird use string concatenation. (Even when I tried Select cast(5 as integer)+cast(5 as integer) as num from t_cardinality)

PostgreSQL gave a database error.

I would expect that the error is in the driver being used to connect to the database. (I can't prove that because I only have the one method to connect and the one application using that connection)

EA Uses ODBC to connect to MySQL and PostgreSql.

Bugs and Issues / Re: Model Search SQL - behaviour of the plus-character
« on: August 10, 2018, 09:08:37 am »
One of your numbers is probably a string datatype in the database.

The traceabililty window doesn't have columns or a header to adjust sorting.

Unfortunately, there is no defined order for items shown in that view.

Bugs and Issues / Re: WebEA: Diagrams not updating on element change
« on: August 09, 2018, 01:55:11 pm »
The worker which is provided as part of the pro cloud will update diagrams containing updated elements. (It also gives you the capability of requesting it be updated within WebEA)

Note accessing tagged values in V14 is a little more difficult.
How so? I saw another complaint about this earlier today. As with yours, it didn't describe why it is more difficult.

I don't think the tagged values window changed in version 14. The general properties changed so that there are less different places where you need to access properties. The profile tagged values are included with that, so it should be easier than previous versions to access them.

General Board / Re: Project Integrity Check
« on: August 08, 2018, 08:51:42 am »
Top level packages (root nodes) aren't meant to have a correspond object entry. While in your situation, I would back things up as already suggested. I expect that the action will only remove that object record, not the package or contents.

But why someones AplicationComponents I can connected via InformationFlow ( a see it in QuickLinker), and someones I can't ( QuickLinker does not show up)
Even if this type of connected is dosen't apply in Archimate- I check "Strict Connector Syntax", and I should see (Quick Linker- with other relations)
I'm wondering if you have a mix of ArchiMate 2 and ArchiMate 3 elements. They won't define any connector types between them, which would explain what you're describing.

Bugs and Issues / Re: EA Cloud Connection Problems with https over IIS
« on: August 07, 2018, 09:10:23 am »
Make sure you've followed the instructions at

In particular, you need to define the request for sparxcloudlink.sseap to be the isapi/http module. Generally you want to enable it even if it doesn't correspond to a file or directory. You also need to configure the dll to forward to the cloud service itself, but if that was your problem you wouldn't be getting a 404.

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