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General Board / timeout on importing from DOORS
« on: December 11, 2018, 10:24:28 pm »
When using the DOORS plugin and importing a module, there are several steps shown while the import progresses. On Checking contents of DOORS module - the second step - I get the message Server busy together with a window telling some unreadable failure (the window is too small to read it and cannot be resized).

I click several times on Retry - in my case about 15 minutes - and it seems to work.

I assume EA DOORS plugin has a timeout waiting for a response from DOORS server. Do you know how to increase that timeout, so that EA DOORS plugin will wait a bit longer for response?

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General Board / Are spammers the main users of this forum?
« on: December 08, 2018, 01:02:45 am »
I appreciate the contact to other EA users and professionals via this forum.
However, it becomes harder not to click on spams. There are about 10:1 spams per valuable entry.
Spams seems to disappear on a daily basis - but they reappear soon.

Is there no working spam filter that hinders spamming in this forum?

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I am used (till EA13.5) to right-click on the datatype in the project browser or in a diagram, select Features/Attribute and got a dialog with all Attributes (its the same behavior for Operations) for change or for adding a new one.

I know that the dialog mechanisms have change (to the good) with EA14. However, when selecting Features/Attribute on a datatype or interface (not have checked with classes) nothing pops up - just silence.

How to get the Features dialog in EA14 (also had problems to find it in User Guide)

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General Board / two versions of EA on one workstation
« on: December 07, 2018, 11:33:44 pm »
I came accross this problem as the IT department runs a daily job, that checks whether requested installations are already or still exist on user workstations.
I had to install EA14.1 new, every morning, as I was listed as to have EA13.0 installed.

Additionally because I do not fully trust the improvements of EA14.1 - because of painful experience - I like to have 13.5 installed on my workstation, too.
It turned out not to be as easy: I have to install one, rename the installation folder, and install the other. Otherwise the (in registry?) known installation will be automatically removed.

My question: It seems to work, but do I have to fear any serious problem by accessing the same model by different EA versions on the same workstation? (If not, why this automatic removal?)

It seems to be clear, accessing the same model (e.g. stored centrally in SQL Server) from different EA versions from different workstations shall be allowed - at least in some defined version ranges. That is why I believe that my "trick" does no harm.

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General Board / How to change Child Document for InteractionOccurence?
« on: December 06, 2018, 03:37:50 am »
In my model linked Child Diagram are wrongly bound to almost all InteractionOccurrence elements. Clicking on the InteractionOccurrence in the hosting InteractionOverview diagram brings me to the wrong diagram.
I do not know how that could ever happen, no one has changed it. Somehow the database has mixed up the links to Child Diagrams.

However, I would like to link the InteractionOccurence to the correct diagram. Usually I do so by right-clicking and selection New Child Diagram. That menu item is offered for other elements but for an InteractionOccurrence. I am also not able to find the Child Diagram link information in any of the properties, nor can I find a menu item in all the ribbons, nor can I find any description of InteractionOccurrence elements in the User Guide.

How can I change the Child Diagram that an InteractionOccurrence element is linked to?

p.s. I create InteractionOccurrence elements of InteractionOverview diagrams by dragging a SequenceDiagram to the InteractionOverview diagram, selecting Interaction Occurrence. I also place Requirement elements in the InteractionOverview to trace the intercations to their requirements. As there are links from an InteractionOccurrence to a lot of requirements, I am looking for a better way to have the correct Child Diagram than deleting the InteractionOccurrence an drag the SequenceDiagram newly to the InteractionOccurrence diagram.


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General Board / Require Lock and Edit, locking the history
« on: November 28, 2018, 05:34:43 am »
I read the  topic https://www.sparxsystems.com/forums/smf/index.php/topic,41273.0.html and was happy to see that others like Require Lock and Edit as I do. My reason was also mentioned: think before you change. And I do not have problems that colleagues make changes where they should not.

But I am missing one thing for several reasons (one reason is to fulfill ISO26262 change management rules).
I'd like to be able to be responsive to the question: "What has changed when by whom (for what reason)?". If this information would be stored somewhere, I could do a report, selective, as required for specific situations.

Has anyone an idea, how to log the history of locking?

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General Board / What changed from 13.5 to 14.1 regarding custom profiles
« on: November 28, 2018, 05:15:08 am »
I used to change a profile - up to EA 13.5 -, e.g. add a stereotype or change the skin of a stereotype, export it as a profile to an xml file, import it to my model. It overrides the older one. Sync makes sure all changes applied to stereotyped elements.
When I do the same in EA14.1, I got a second profile under Resources/UML Profils. It does not override the existing one.
I found in the xml of the profile a cryptic Documentation id. When I - manually in the xml - change it to the id of the old profile that got from the EA 13.5 maintained one, it works as expected: at import the existing one is overriden.

Question: how can I get the old doc id exported from 14.1?
Or: how can I tell all my stereotyped elements in my model to adhere to a profile with a new doc id, given that the name of the profile and the names of the stereotypes have not changed?

Would appreciate your help.

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General Board / Transfer from SQL Server not possible
« on: November 15, 2018, 08:50:54 pm »
As usual I am preparing an .eap file with an empty model as a destination for a transfer. It has ~1.6kByte. After starting the transfer in the SQL Server model, I get the failure message "unrecognized database format". The .eap file size is reduced to 0kB, obviously corrupted by the transfer.

What I did just before? I Reset IDs as a measure to another problem.

Now, the model seems to be unusable. Do you know of recommendations to cope with EA in a robust way? What features not to use? One recommendation was not to use EA14, so I stepped back to 13.5. What else?

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General Board / Got stuck on Check Integrity
« on: November 15, 2018, 05:45:01 am »
I change from .eap to SQL Server for more stable behavior. It turns out to be true.

However, now I got a problem that I cannot overcome:
When transfering from SQL Server to a local .eap I get "Unrecognized database format" if I try to open the .eap file. And it is true: I expect a size of ~100MByte and get 12kB as the size of the exported .eap-File.

When doing Check Integrity/Project Integrity on the model in SQL Server I am left with one problem: Invalid Realization Stereotype. ITEM: . ACTION: Updated Applies To.

Any time I try to Recover/Clean I get a SQL Server failure Violation of PRIMARY KEY constraint 'pk_stereotypes'. Cannot insert duplicate key in object 'dbo.t_stereotypes'. The duplicate key value is (realization, realize).

What would be the next steps to solve that problem? How can I find the stereotype that caused it?



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General Board / empty t_seclocks.EntityIF, what to do about it?
« on: August 23, 2018, 06:22:33 am »
Switched from .eap-files to SQL Server based storage of EA model.
Transfer to .eap-file worked fine till today.

I got the message: "An error has occurred: DAO.Recordset  [3314], The field 't_seclocks.EntityID' can't contain a Null value because the Required property for this field is set to True. Enter a value in this field. [Select * from t_seclocks], Field: locktype. Press OK to continue to next row (this record will be lost). Cancel to abort

Ok, I entered the SQL query and got 5 lines as a result. In one of them the field below the column heading EntiyID is empty. Guess that causes the problem. (I do not know how it got there, I was using EA heavily, but interactivily only.)


What shall I do about it? Transfer the result back, so that that record disappears from table t_seclocks? What will be the consequences?

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General Board / EA14 and non-modal windows
« on: August 10, 2018, 12:14:20 am »
I love to work with non-modal windows, e.g. Features & Properties in EA14. There too many modal windows in earlier versions.

However, I ran in to a situation where the attributes of any data type or enumerations are not shown. Restarting, even rebooting Win10 did not solve the problem. The attributes are still there, I can see them in the project browser.

Do you got any idea what I missed?

Meanwhile I switched back to modal windwos and EA13.5 - there I can do with the attributes what I like to do.

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General Board / Project Integrity Check
« on: August 08, 2018, 03:28:20 am »
When I do a Project Integrity Check, I got one issue: The top-most package, the model itself, is flagged as "Orphaned object" and the check proposes the action "Delete Package Object". Obviously I do not follow that recommendation.

How to get a clean integrity check?

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General Board / History of lock/unlock
« on: August 06, 2018, 08:19:54 pm »
For an SQL Server based EA model I enabled security with "Require User Lock to Edit".

Would it be possible to record all locks and lock releases together with the users issuing that function?

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General Board / unable to configure package
« on: August 06, 2018, 07:55:04 pm »
I switched from .eap-file based model to SQL-Server based.
I enabled security and entered 2 groups: Administers and Designers.
As an Administer admin I got all securities.
However, when I right-click a package and select "Package Control/Configure" I get the information: "The current action cannot be completed as the necessary security is not available".

How can I configure a package in this case?

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General Board / What about API support for Java 9+ and 64-bit systems?
« on: August 06, 2018, 12:59:49 am »
https://www.itassetmanagement.net/2018/05/01/oracle-to-charge-for-java-from-jan-2019/
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Oracle seems to be of no-compromise when it comes to switch to Java-11 and 64-Bit systems from 2019 on.
If SSJavaCOM.dll is as simple as stated, would that be a big issue?
Also having the Java_Sample ready would save a lot of learning time, nowadays using Eclipse Photon on Java-10

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