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General Board / Re: 14.1 Beta: any schema changes
« on: August 16, 2018, 05:52:32 am »
Sparx Systems haven't changed the schema.
You good to use repositories created in earlier versions with 14.1

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Bugs and Issues / Re: Notes for class attributes
« on: August 15, 2018, 12:00:51 pm »
Apparently version 14.1 is bringing back the attributes dialog :)
Just downloaded V14.1 beta to see if that is true. The attributes window remains and I can't see anyway of getting to the attributes dialog so may its fake news :)

Select a class and press F9. Or right-click > Features > Attributes. Both bring up a modal Features dialog where you can create attributes with their notes. The modeless Features & Properties window remains which will need to be used in conjunction with the modeless Notes window.

Sorry KP I've just tried again with Build 1425 and both of those mechanisms, F9 or right-click>Features>Attributes  I only get the modeless features window. No Dialog appears.

I also tried element properties dialog>details>attributes but only get the features window. Can't think of any other way to get a dialog but think I've pretty much exhausted the options.

Are you using the same build or a different one?

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Bugs and Issues / Re: v14 long lasting bugs
« on: August 15, 2018, 11:49:08 am »
New features could drive sales.  A bug that gets very few reports - beyond the mavens here - probably are not cost effective to fix outside of when the code that contains them is being refactored.
Good point.
Wonder how many reports they got on PNG transparency issue.

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Bugs and Issues / Re: v14 long lasting bugs
« on: August 15, 2018, 07:39:33 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.

I guess sometimes its more interesting for developers to add new features than it is to fix bugs.

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Thanks, but DOORS too massive solution for our integration. Also, it's no small script for this... i'm examine the features of the structure of word files and realized that this is a Pandora's box.  :-\
Yep spent a long time using DOORS back in 1997 - it was a beast then.

I looked at MDG, good software but not suitable for our document structure.
Why is that ?

Looking at your example text
Quote
Example of text:
1. Test
1.1 req1 text:
-text;
-text;
1.2 req2 text
I can state categorically that I've had very similar structured documents and managed to import successfully using the Office MDG. Takes a bit of experimentation but it works.

Is the document inconsistent/ badly structured? I've found I've been able to import a lot of MS word docs using the Office MDG by pre-processing the doc using search and replace or scripts to fix that type of problem before importing using the Office MDG.
Remember MS word has some very powerful text manipulation built in so you could reformat the doc so its easier to import into Sparx EA.

Alternatively you could save the doc as Word XML and use XSTL to transform into a CSV then import that.

The last option is to go through the doc and manually reconstructed it in Sparx EA using cut and paste. But that would be tedious.

Well there are some alternative approaches  on tackling your problem for you to investigate further. However I'd be tempted to investigate the Office MDG further.

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Think that template was aimed at logical and physical data models where entities have embedded attributes/columns. You know the other way to model data.

You'll need to create your own template for ERD. Its easy to do

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General Board / Re: Is EA v 14 ready for Enterprise use?
« on: August 15, 2018, 06:55:53 am »
I'm a bit in dubio.

On the one hand 1423 indeed seems to be a more or less stable version, but then I see that in v14.1 they are bringing back the attributes and operations dialog, which is much more user-friendly then the current docked window in v14.

I would say, if you have a couple of months time to wait until v14.1 is stable then it might be worth the wait.

Geert
Yes with V14.1 beta making an appearance I concur with Geert on waiting a few months for a stable version of V14.1
Haven't had any stability problems with V14 Build 1423 and been using it for a couple of weeks now.

BTW: The attributes and operations dialog doesn't appear to be in V14.1 Build 1425 so you need to ensure  the notes window is enabled to add notes to those.

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Bugs and Issues / Re: Notes for class attributes
« on: August 15, 2018, 06:50:52 am »
Apparently version 14.1 is bringing back the attributes dialog :)
Just downloaded V14.1 beta to see if that is true. The attributes window remains and I can't see anyway of getting to the attributes dialog so may its fake news :)

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Bugs and Issues / Re: Notes for class attributes
« on: August 15, 2018, 06:47:46 am »
No, but I am interested in improving EA.
Which is why I suggested enabling the notes window by default. Solves the problem.

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.
If you think about how people enter attributes its usually something like this. Maybe slightly different order.
a) name
b) type
c) Initial value
d) notes

If notes window is disabled and its difficult to find how to enable it then step d) is problematic.
It looks like V14.1 may have the notes window enabled.

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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.
Took me ages to find how to get the tagged values window back up after installing V14 because enabling it had moved and it wasn't obvious where it had gone.
Found it now so all good.

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General Board / Re: Incorrect "null" valeur when generating ddl
« on: August 14, 2018, 06:54:32 am »
Don't have that problem.
Have you ticked the PK and Not Null checkboxes for the attribute?

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General Board / Re: Is EA v 14 ready for Enterprise use?
« on: August 14, 2018, 06:47:14 am »
Build 1423 seems to be working okay now. I note that V14.1 beta has been release with some archimate fixes.
The biggest obstacle is that they've changed where things are in the UI so it can be a little bit frustrating.
We usually get two or three members of the team to trail blaze and try out the new versions for 2 or 3 weeks so they can assist the others when they migrate over.

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You can hide the relationship in a the diagram you don't want to show it on.
Right click on the relationship and from context visibility>hide

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Bugs and Issues / Re: Notes for class attributes
« on: August 13, 2018, 01:38:00 pm »
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.
You can't please all the people all the time.

Whilst I can see some of the benefits of the new UI I do empathise with the frustration of trying to find stuff in the new interface knowings something is there but not being able to find it because its disabled by default. Maybe the answer is as simple as  enabling notes by default.

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General Board / Re: EA14 and non-modal windows
« on: August 10, 2018, 10:04:15 am »
Try selecting the element and opening the features window using start tab> Properties> Features or press F9

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