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General Board / Re: Multi-language model
« on: November 14, 2018, 02:15:41 am »
Hi All

I did this 15 years ago with my system Zeta Pro, which is multi-lingual.
I have 3 languages Spanish, English and Portuguese and is user driven, in other words when the user is setup we select the language.
This system is data driven, meaning that all screens, all reports, and so on have all 3 languages in different tables with 3 columns (one per language), when the user selects the menu he is selecting the option key and the system based on the user displays the screen.

At the beginning because we had to replenish all the columns we came up with a special screen for the Subject Matter Expert (SME) user to fill in the columns, we only did completed the English column and the 2 SME did it the other 2 languages.

One problem that we came into this, is that the data input will have to be in only 1 language, so the user can see the screen in the language he selected but the entry could be in another language.

In EA we only have Alias for 1 language, all screens labels are fixed in the code, so I really don't know how can this be accomplished in EA.
My 2 cents.

General Board / Re: Can EA Really Do Data Modelling
« on: November 01, 2018, 05:05:37 am »
Yes, is called DB Mode and is a very good add on for EA Data Modeling.

General Board / Re: Requirements in EA or Doors?
« on: February 14, 2018, 03:37:29 am »
Have experience with Raquest, very good product and works nice with EA

General Board / Re: Capacitación EA
« on: December 20, 2017, 03:45:39 am »

Puedo dar capacitacion en EA, favor contactarnos.
Que pena que fue un poco tarde, pero he estado viajando ultimamente.


Jose Zouain

General Board / Re: UML-ERP Workshop with EA - 100% Completed
« on: July 27, 2017, 12:34:48 am »
Hi wmather

Sorry to hear about your negative posts and thanks for letting me know.
Now that I know that you understand ERP it should be very easy for you to follow the eBook.
ERP system are complex systems and tried my best for the reader to follow it.

The eBook explains how to set up EA repository for one functional module or more of an ERP system.
It also explains step by step how to create a requirement diagram, a use case with all it's path, linking
requirement to use cases and more. Followed the SOP writing process.
All these steps above make reference to specific placeholder of the generated output.

All the naming convention, use case hints, activity diagram hints, color scheme hints and all other hints
are my personal preferences that I have gathered in my 25 years of experience in the IT industry
and 15 years using EA, hopping they will be very helpful.

As you said there are not "some hidden gems", but a lot of hidden gems in the document and I tried to show them the best I can.
If you need any help do not hesitate to contact me, and I will be very happy to point them out.
Any feedback to make the eBook better are always welcome, you can contact me directly to

Thanks Roy for your kind words, but I tried to give the reader a simple way to follow EA after they have had
some practice or used EA and looked at the Help files.

General Board / Re: UML-ERP Workshop with EA - 100% Completed
« on: June 07, 2017, 10:44:21 pm »

Thanks for your kind words.
Inventory Control TDD is a work in Progress, soon the first release will be published.
This TDD will be a short version, not as big as the BRD.

General Board / UML-ERP Workshop with EA - 100% Completed
« on: June 03, 2017, 10:32:04 pm »
Hi Guys

Last month after many long nights have finally completed my eBook "UML-ERP Workshop with EA" at Leanpub:

This book helps you design an application with the UML modeling tool, Enterprise Architect.
It shows you how to write a Business Requirement Document (BRD) using a real-life Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system,
an application with 15 years in the market.
Also you can contact me directly via email with any question.

Happy reading

General Board / Re: A simple question about Models & Views
« on: April 14, 2017, 06:41:34 am »
hi Sylvain

I see that you are new to EA, but if you follow a process to setup EA and create your views and packages is very easy to do.
I highly recommend my eBook "UML-ERP Workshop" at Leanpub

Will teach how to setup EA, what Views and Packages to create and so on.
Also you can contact me directly via email with any question.

 Best regards


General Board / Re: Report generation - Use Cases and wireframes
« on: March 04, 2017, 01:53:33 am »

There is a way to do all that and is after creating these packages, you want to include them in your Master Template, I explain all this with detail how to do it.
It will be a long thread explaining all the detail you need to know as a Novice User of EA.
Look at my eBook "UML-ERP Workshop - Writing a Business Requirement Document with EA" for further information at

Best regards


General Board / Re: Requirement Types in the Relationship Matrix
« on: January 27, 2017, 12:05:11 pm »

I completely agree with Q,but there is another way of doing Business Rules and Messages create them as Actions, see my eBook, where I teach you how to create and organized them.

Happy reading

Jose Zouain

Hi All

Version 2.3 of UML-ERP Workshop enhancements:

1. Enhanced and added new features to chapters 3 and 4.
2. All Reports Use Cases and Activity Diagram completed
3. New Operative Business Rules for Reports and Dialog Windows

The book is 98% complete, it has been a long road.

Get it here

Happy reading

Jose Zouain

General Board / Re: User Interface models to Html?
« on: September 16, 2016, 11:54:53 pm »

Long time ago I uses Screen Architect (EA Add on)  where you design the UI and it will export the HTML.
Don't know if it still supported but it is a good tool and it did what it was designed to do.

General Board / Re: Diagram Formatting for Generated Documents
« on: July 25, 2016, 01:59:20 am »

The divide works perfectly, try exporting to RTF and then load it to word.
It should work.


General Board / Re: MariaDB suuport
« on: June 22, 2016, 06:58:11 am »
Thanks Aaron I will look into that.

Hey Qwerty I know about Monty and his daughters, thanks anyway.

General Board / MariaDB suuport
« on: June 21, 2016, 08:50:33 am »
Hi All

After playing with MariaDB for several hours and is so similar to MySql.

Did all my steps to install MariaDB, downloaded and ODBC Driver 2.0.11 win 32, run the scrips at the MariaDB Server to create empty EA Tables.
All OK, have connection to the DB Server.

When I did the last step:
Project | Data Management | Project Transfer, I get an error message:

"The selected target database driver is not supported by EA"

I see that MariaDB is not supported. But looking at the similarity of MySQL and MariaDB I though it would do the transfer.

Any help can be appreciated.

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