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General Board / Re: UML recognised certification
« on: November 14, 2005, 10:19:50 am »

Bugs and Issues / Re: Hard delete (CTRL-DEL) => "Error writing XML f
« on: March 20, 2014, 12:39:10 am »
I turned off all MDG I do not use. This did not solve the problem. I don't have any additional path'.

I wonder why the two females in my team do not get the XMI error message while the guys all have this problem, even the collegue who got a new installation this week. What might be the difference? I start believing EA has a gender sensor bringing up obfuscated messages only to males ... (just kidding)

Bugs and Issues / Re: Hard delete (CTRL-DEL) => "Error writing XML f
« on: March 19, 2014, 07:35:57 pm »
Thanks so far!

I checked auditing. It's off.
We don't have any add-ins.
We don't use MDG  ...  as far as I know. How can I check this and where do I find MDG files?

I noticed that $EAPDIR (tools - options - general - file directory) is not set on my W7 PC in the environment variables. Do you think this could be a problem? I don't have W7-admin-privileges and thus no access to W7 system control.

Bugs and Issues / Re: Hard delete (CTRL-DEL) => "Error writing XML f
« on: March 18, 2014, 11:46:50 pm »
Same problem exists with large Oracle based Subversion controlled repositories as well as with a local newly createdand thus empty EAP file.

I wounder if EA writes into a local temp file where I have no permission or that does not exist or whatever ...

Bugs and Issues / Hard delete (CTRL-DEL) => "Error writing XML file"
« on: March 15, 2014, 12:14:26 am »
Hi all,

when I hard-delete an element either with CTRL-DEL from the diagram or with <delete> from the project browser context menu I get three times the messagebox "Error writing XML file".

This affects all kind of elements, but not connectors.
This happens in all kinds of repositories, in checked-out subversion packages as well as in a new created local EAP-file repository.

The mentioned element is hard-deleted afterwards anyway. I can't find anything wrong in the repository. It's just this strange message I'd like to get rid of.

I tried to change some entries in <options> <XML specification>, but without efford.

tfh Stefan

Uml Process / Re: Which diagram is best to present system flow?
« on: July 13, 2006, 12:30:03 am »
Analysis- or activity-diagrams. Use actions for user or system activities, objects to show objects of the real world - like invoice or GUIs. Use alternate images to make the diagram boss-conform. Don't care about UML-rules by now. You can do that later on when you're going to communicate with IT-people.

Uml Process / Re: Business Rules and UC
« on: June 01, 2006, 08:09:32 am »
Jim, that IS the benefit: you have no change in your diagram. But you get a nice table with rules in the generated rtf-report (SPARX: row-sorting could be improved).

Uml Process / Re: Business Rules and UC
« on: June 01, 2006, 05:40:45 am »
Assuming the business rule affects only this business use case, it's a good idea to use <view> <other windows> <rules> (CTRL + Shift + 3).

Uml Process / Re: Ordering Elements
« on: May 15, 2006, 09:38:31 am »
Hello Guy, you should be able to move any element to any place in the browser tree as long as it is on the same level then the other elements. However, the uppermost elements on every level are the diagrams.

If your initialState is inside an activity, you can drag it to any other place in the browser tree (e.g. one level up) by using the mouse. Just drag it to the appropriate package or activity  (or other) symbol. Afterwards you can move the initialState with the up- and down-option.

hth Stefan

Uml Process / Re: Business modeling
« on: March 15, 2006, 11:49:17 pm »
Well, I like to describe what we have and what we are going to do with event driven process chains. These diagrams are special views on the organisation. The events are those from reality, e.g. "customer is on the phone", "order has arrived". Something is done (function or process, e.g. make 3 copies at the copier) by someone (org.-unit) with the use of something (paper, book, GUI, DB-table) and this produces one or more results, which are ingoing events for the following functions or processes.

Based on this we will have a better knowledge of what is done, who (person or software) is doing that, who is responsible for that and, most important, we are hopefully sure that we have no gaps or conflicts in our work flow.

Now we can decide, where the organization has to be changed and where software has to be developed. Next project phase starts, maybe again with EPCs or maybe with Usecases/Activities/UML (not to forget functional and non functional requirements).

This description is rough and short and if it should sound easy, well, it isn't. There are some ideas and design rules about events and processes that fill books.


Uml Process / Re: Business modeling
« on: March 15, 2006, 08:11:27 am »
if you have described your business with event driven process chains, you will have no real need for use cases. However, you have to think about the mapping from BPM to UML, e.g. one BPM process (EA: activity) gives one activity diagram.
(I apogize I did a lot of BPM with ARIS from Ids-Scheer but I havn't tried it with EA by now)

Uml Process / Re: Activity vs Sequence Diagram at the BA level
« on: March 14, 2006, 12:33:00 am »
hi all!
after you have collected your use cases (and I hope you have only a small amount of them) it's a good idea to create some ADs in order to explain the desired business work flow to the business people and hopefully they will agree. Pls note that the objects in your ADs are only those that are needed for the object flows. Next step is to create business(!) sequence diagrams with lifelines of business classes (from business class models) with its business attributes and operations. These SDs are on the same level as the ADs before, probably describing the same business process, though there is (TMHO) no 1 to 1 transformation between them. The SDs and CLDs are useful for the communication with architects, developers and other IT specialists.

Uml Process / Re: Can we represent details of operation in UML?
« on: November 30, 2005, 05:17:36 am »
I usually write prosa or C-like pseudocode into the notes of the property of the operation. Sometimes (pls donīt tell anybody  ;)) I add an activity diagram to the class which I name like acdOperation1 and which I use as a program flowchart.


Uml Process / Re: Can we represent details of operation in UML?
« on: November 30, 2005, 02:54:00 am »
AFAIK UML says nothing about the behaviour inside an operation. You can use any prosa, preudocode or programming language like Java or COBOL ;) you like.

The call of an operation from another operation of the same class can be shown in a sequence diagram by using a self-message.


Uml Process / Re: Object Flow
« on: November 22, 2005, 01:58:50 am »
.... or press CTRL, then right-mouse-click on an element in the diagram (activity in the toolbox must be open)

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