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Our MDG that was built and deployed with version 13.5 was deployed in our shared SQL Server repository.

After upgrading to Sparx 14 and opening that repository, the MDG is not visible in the resources window though it is activated.
Same problem with all of our other test repositories in Access and in SQL Server.


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I implemented the _MeaningForwards and _MeaningBackwards in a connector metaclass of type Transition.
The initial values of _MeaningForwards and _MeaningBackwards  are set to a description of the meaning of the connector in each direction exactly as described ion the documentation:
http://www.sparxsystems.com/enterprise_architect_user_guide/14.0/modeling_tools/supportedattributes_2.html

But when I look in the traceability window, I still get the default verbs defined for the UML Transition.

NB: It does work for metaclasses of type association and dependency


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I know this is a weird situation but...

If an MDG XYZ is stored in a repository
and an AddIn is installed that loads the same MDG (or another version of it)

then  the MDG that is activated is the one from AddIn (as expected)
and the quicklinks defined in the MDG loaded from the AddIn are ignored (BUG)

Alain

19
Thank you very much to all.
It works :-)

20
I didn't know I would start such passionate discussion :-)

How can we wrap/unwrap the zipbin MDG content (to/from the t_document table)?

A.

21
Hello,
We would like to DYNAMICALLY update the quicklinks in our model repository where our MDG is stored (without changing the MDG).
Does anybody know where these quicklinks are stored?
Thanks,
Alain

Why do we want to do this?
The model validation features of our addin dynamically adapts to metamodel changes without having to change anything in opur MDG.
Our formal metamodel is used 1) for model validation 2) for quicklinks generation 3) for documentation
See an example here: http://www.labnaf.one/guidance/index.html?guid=5049F7C5-210B-43b3-82BB-C6315222113A

The only thing missing to make it entirely dynamic is to update the quicklinks in the repostory when the metamodel gets changed.

We do *NOT* want to use a metamodel defined in the MDG as this is not dynamic.



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Agree. That's what I was talking about in this post:

Simplified language definition and user experience (not based on UML profiles):

http://www.sparxsystems.com/forums/smf/index.php/topic,38934.msg241268.html#msg241268

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That works fine. Thank you Geert!

Result is:

{Note.Formatted}

referring to the following query:

SELECT
Perspective = (select tv.value from t_objectproperties tv
where tv.Object_ID = t_object.Object_ID and tv.property = 'Perspective'),
Code = (select tv.value from t_objectproperties tv
where tv.Object_ID = t_object.Object_ID and tv.property = 'Code'),
t_object.Name as Name, t_object.Note as "Note.Formatted",
Implications = (select tv.notes from t_objectproperties tv
where tv.Object_ID = t_object.Object_ID and tv.property = 'Implications'),
Rationale = (select tv.notes from t_objectproperties tv
where tv.Object_ID = t_object.Object_ID and tv.property = 'Rationale')
FROM t_object
where t_object.stereotype = 'NMBS_Principle'
and t_object.package_id = #PACKAGEID#
order by Code


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Hello,
In a template fragment I am selecting elements of a certain types in the current package using #PACKAGEID# (see select clause below).
I use that fragment only to be able to sort elements by a certain tagged value in a package.

The select clause collects notably the element Note.
The fragment also formats the resulting values in a table.

Problem: The generated Note field value, referred as {Note} in the document, shows the source HTML text including <LI> etc...

Any idea how to fix this problem?

Cheers,
Alain

SELECT
Perspective = (select tv.value from t_objectproperties tv
where tv.Object_ID = t_object.Object_ID and tv.property = 'Perspective'),
Code = (select tv.value from t_objectproperties tv
where tv.Object_ID = t_object.Object_ID and tv.property = 'Code'),
t_object.Name as Name, t_object.Note,
Implications = (select tv.value from t_objectproperties tv
where tv.Object_ID = t_object.Object_ID and tv.property = 'Implications'),
Rationale = (select tv.value from t_objectproperties tv
where tv.Object_ID = t_object.Object_ID and tv.property = 'Rationale')
FROM t_object
where t_object.stereotype = 'NMBS_Principle'
and t_object.package_id = #PACKAGEID#
order by Code


25
Workarounds are also not compatible with our model validation addin that uses a clean language metamodel as configuration data.

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We don't want workarounds (e.g. creating instances)

We need clean and direct traceability between elements as we are generating lots of excel reports and governance charts.

Alain

27
Any date about when we shall have a solution for this? (besides the weird and buggy “virtual connectors”).

http://www.sparxsystems.com/forums/smf/index.php/topic,39241.msg242691.html#msg242691

Users complain they cannot create SIPOcs because of this.

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Does anybody know whether it is possible to deploy an add-in using ClickOnce Security and Deployment?
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/visualstudio/deployment/clickonce-security-and-deployment

The goal is to
- enable users to install an add-in without admin rights
- update the add-in automatically when it has changed

Cheers,
Alain

29
Automation Interface, Add-Ins and Tools / MDGs and strict connector syntax
« on: February 27, 2018, 07:10:15 pm »
We have a connector validation implemented for our MDG.

How can we make sure that...
Step 1: when the strict connector syntax in ON, this only applies to UML and not to stereotypes derived from UML
Step 2: when the strict connector syntax is switched ON/OFF, our MDG-specific connectors are validated/not validated (same as for BPMN)

Reference: http://www.sparxsystems.com/enterprise_architect_user_guide/13.5/user_interface/links.html

Thanks
Alain

30
Suggestions and Requests / Enable tooltips on HTML reports
« on: February 21, 2018, 11:54:48 pm »
We would like to see element notes when hovering on elements in generated HTML reports.

A.

Related post: http://sparxsystems.com/forums/smf/index.php/topic,29540.0.html

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