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Hi Geert,

I read your comment as an offer to help. I need this urgently but cannot program. I would therefore appreciate if you can send me this utility with instructions on how to use it.


Suggestions and Requests / Lossless Import of Spreadsheet Data Models
« on: August 29, 2009, 07:38:36 pm »

There is a requirement for the existing spreadsheet import capability of Sparxsystems EA to be extended to import classes, attributes and relationship elements established.

There is an increased need for data standardisation to support information interoperability within and between organizations. Organisations that operate in global markets are participating in data standatds definition efforts.

Because of the diversity of organizations participating in these efforts, business analysis of data is often done in spreadsheets (see the data definition spreadsheets for UBL, UN/CEFACT and many others). The spreadsheet is seen as the common denominator between the affluent and financially constrained participants.

I am aware of Sparxsystems efforts to provide free development licences for some standards development efforts (which of course promotes EA).  Sparxsystems must go beyond merely seeking to, promote its interests. Urgently required are solutions that help to resolve existing problems encountered within and outside these standards groups.

There is therefore a need for EA support for the lossless import/export of data definitions (class definitions, attribute definitions and relationships) from spreadsheets.

I have also looked at the templates shipped with EA, it is also a good idea to seek to understand the nature of reports required by these classes of users and deliver some templates based on these requirements. For example, I recently struggled to create a standard domain business rules report which is based on the roles, constraints and associations in a concept model.


I support this request.
Pls raise a proper feature request on the support page

Suggestions and Requests / Sparx MODAF-DODAF MDG Add-In
« on: September 17, 2009, 08:03:45 am »
Could any Sparxian confirm the next release date of the MODAF-DODAF Add-In that would be compatible with release 1.2 of MODAF and 2.0 of DoDAF?



Suggestions and Requests / Document generation from class diagram subset
« on: September 15, 2009, 12:15:10 am »
I have created classes to build a hierarchy of business concepts in a package (taxonomy).

I have also created another package in which I am re-using the concepts as copies to create a class diagram.

I would like to create an RTF document based only on the business concepts used in the class diagram by selecting all the elements in the class diagram.

I observed there is no entry for documentation. Is it possible to enable this feature?

In the interim I'd appreciate a workaround, please!

kind regards


Suggestions and Requests / Re: Multidimensional relationship matrix
« on: September 09, 2009, 03:41:33 am »
I strongly support this submission. I have over the past two years been suggesting that Sparxsystem further develop the Matrix facility. The reason is simple, it is an IT planning and coordination tool. This is proven by the capabilities embedded in the Zachman Add-In which has some model element clustering to generate project implementation dependencies (made popular in IE/EE by Clive Finklestein).

My company has recently procured the services of a consultancy to develop a roadmap for the implementation of three types of EA portfolios, the information architecture, the application architecture and the functional architecture portfolios. This exercise could easily have been achieved using EA if it supported multi-dimensional matrices.

The consultancy chose to use Excel despite the fact that they also use EA for other types of projects. This is an opportunity lost.

kind regards


Suggestions and Requests / Re: Book on EA for existing UML users
« on: September 10, 2009, 03:00:42 am »
I once purchased a CD-ROM that held presentation material on Rosenbergs approach to software development. There was a link to this on Sparx web site.

Other users of EA for Enterprise Architecture will have to look elsewhere.


Suggestions and Requests / Re: Book on EA for existing UML users
« on: September 08, 2009, 04:24:44 am »
I agree we need book(s). The reason being that EA supports many processes and architectural styles. This is a great opportunity for technical authors.

I'd be interested in seeing persons that participated in developing the different UML Profiles contribute to a "How -To" based on a common case study.


Gets my vote too.

The community using above framework would appreciate an upgrade consistent with the current Zachman framework.

When should we expect to see the next version?


Suggestions and Requests / Re: Feature Request - Submit Button
« on: August 31, 2009, 11:05:24 pm »
It does not.
I am going back to have another go now.

Suggestions and Requests / Feature Request - Submit Button
« on: August 31, 2009, 05:40:23 am »
The Submit button on the support feature request page is not working or should I say is not activated to submit feature requests.

Suggestions and Requests / Re: Error Messages - Transformation Editor
« on: August 31, 2009, 11:03:21 pm »
I have sent an email to [email protected]
My earlier attempts to use the support page on the Sparx web site failed because there is an issue with the "Submit" button (I have raised a separate bug report on the forum)

Suggestions and Requests / Error Messages - Transformation Editor
« on: August 31, 2009, 05:43:30 am »
Dear all,

The error messages refer to errors on line numbers, a feature which is not activated in the Transformation Editor.

Please, kindly activate this feature or provide a more informative error messages.

Thanks in antitipation.


Suggestions and Requests / Re: NAF v.3 support
« on: July 28, 2009, 05:03:44 am »
I'd in the past year raised a feature request on NAF 3.0.
I explained its a NATO standard based on UK MOD's MODAF.
You may raise another request.

kind regards


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