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General Board / Re: Export/import XMI loses Realization links
« on: February 18, 2014, 08:02:21 pm »
Yes, I tried "Create placeholders for missing External References during XMI 1.1/2.1 Import" before. This did not help. One reason is, that there are no connectors to "outside" packages. All internal connectors and even recursive associations are lost.

Btw.: I also tried "Recync status with VC provider" because I first expected the Subversion installation to be damaged.

I will contact Sparx support now.


General Board / Re: Export/import XMI loses Realization links
« on: February 18, 2014, 03:27:24 am »
Hi all, sorry for reopening this old thread, but I guess I have the same problem as discussed above.

When I export a "main package" from an oracle database repository (with its packages controlled by subversion) and I import the XMI into an new and empty EAP-file, all connectors are lost. The main package contains classes and their associations, some are in subclasses. There are no associations to elements outside the main package.

Now I marked some connectors with special text strings before exporting them into XMI. When I examine the XMI file I can find them all and the attributes like sourceId, targetId and other Ids did look pretty well. It seems the export file must be OK? The problem might be in the import process?!

Edit: This might be important: While importing the status line showed the message "Adding Elements to Diagram : Types" for quite a long time and the status bar was nearly filled up when the message box appeared "DAO.field[3163] The field is too small to accept the amount of data you attempted to add. Try inserting or pasting less data.". After clicking <OK> it continued with "Resolving DiagramIDs" until the end without further messages.

We are using EA 9.3.931 and 10.0.1009. Same problem occurs in both versions.

Thanks for help!

General Board / Re: Where are Linked Documents
« on: November 14, 2006, 01:47:41 am »
hi newGuy,

1) AFAIK there is no way to mark elements with linked documents in the project browser. You should post your idea under "Suggestions and Requests".

I mark elements with linked documents with the stereotype "LiDo". I addition a created an appropriate image with the image manager (see: settings - images...)

2) Linked documents are stores in a zipped format and so their contants is hard (or impossible) to find in the database or an XML-export.


General Board / Re: Authorization into EA project
« on: January 15, 2007, 11:37:38 pm »
This is not possible by now. But it sounds good. The setup of permissions on packages should be possible as well. You should place your idea in "Suggestions and Requests".

General Board / Re: Action vs. Activity
« on: December 19, 2006, 09:18:57 am »
Well, everything you say is right. I'd like to add some more information:

An activity is usually described by a flow build from actions and connections.
In business sense an action is atomic
A use case can be described by an activity diagram, which contains one or more activities which contain one or more actions and connections
Actions and activities can be reused in several contexts, so you have a m-to-n-relationship between use cases and activities/actions

There is surely a lot more to say. You should have a look at the UML2.1-specification. You can download it for free from

hth Stefan

General Board / Search Large Objects
« on: December 14, 2006, 02:53:26 am »
hi all,

our daily XML-export became really large. This is not only because we are working so hard. It's mostly because
  • some fellows embedded images into linked documents as BMP rather than PNG or JPG
  • some packages contain forgotten baselines s.o. created months and years ago
Is there a hint how to find large elements, large packages and/or baselines?

Thanks to all

General Board / Re: Diagram Templates
« on: November 21, 2006, 11:11:21 pm »
hi jonny,

have a look at "Create a Pattern" in the help contents. I tried it for class diagrams, but it should work as well for an other diagram type.


General Board / Re: Help on EA! Urgent!
« on: November 21, 2006, 10:58:35 pm »
hi, if you can see your package in the project browser tree, but it's version controlled and you can't check it in or out or whatever, you can still export it to xml and import it again to another place without that version control stuff.

If the package is vanished, I apologize I have no idea how to get it back.

Next time you are going to do great things to the model, you should do an xml-export in advance.


General Board / Re: Diagram notes
« on: November 21, 2006, 08:06:42 am »
Diagram - Details (or F5 on the diagramm) - switch off "Show Details on Diagram".
hth Stefan

General Board / Re: use DBMS with MS SQL to share project for my t
« on: October 05, 2006, 11:00:55 pm »
select <help> <help contents>. Search for "user security". Read the Security Policy, Locking Model Elements, Enabling Security etc.
Btw.: As Jan mentioned before, everyone in your team must have the corporate edition (full version!) to use this feature.

General Board / Re: use DBMS with MS SQL to share project for my t
« on: October 05, 2006, 06:08:55 am »
If you don't have a version control, you should check the "require user lock to edit" option in the security menu. Anyone must apply a lock to the element or package before he/she can edit. So you can avoid conflicts.

General Board / Re: Decomposing Activity Diagrams
« on: October 20, 2006, 12:34:02 am »
As mentioned before you cannot add diagrams into other diagrams (except diagram frames). You can add elements and connectors as link. When you add elements to diagram3, you must add then to diagram1 and -2 by your own. When you add or delete connectors or elements in one of the diagrams or change the layout, you mostly have to beautify the others.

Maybe you should give us some more information. What are the inputs and results of diagram3 (tokens, objects, events,...) and how do they affect diagram1 and -2?


General Board / Re: Decomposing Activity Diagrams
« on: October 18, 2006, 12:34:55 am »
You can copy all elements of the third diagram to the clipboard and paste them "as link" to the other diagrams. All changes to the elements and flows affect all three (or more) diagrams. Only the layout itself is individual in each diagram. Another advantage: With "usage (strg-U)" you can find out, where you have reused elements.
hth Stefan

General Board / Re: RTF Template documentation?
« on: October 17, 2006, 01:54:17 am »
Have a look at Working_with_the_RTF_generator.pdf under white papers on this page:

hth Stefan

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