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General Board / Re: Help for new user
« on: January 13, 2017, 10:54:36 am »
It sounds like you are looking for Run-time States defination.
See some examples in the EAExmple model under the package/diagram:
 - Example Model.Software Engineering.Deployment Model.Head Office Deployment.HO Servers

For help on setting these Run-time States see:

General Board / Re: Collaboration with business on EA
« on: October 06, 2016, 02:26:07 pm »
You might look at using EA Lite, although it is read-only it does support Discussion and Team review entries from peers - see:

General Board / Re: Table headers in document fragments
« on: October 06, 2016, 02:14:04 pm »
A template fragment placed in the Element section is called separately for each Element - hence it creates a table Header for each element. So the Template Fragment is best called on a higher level - the Package section. This will provide a consistent table format for all elements in that package (having different table formats would not make sense).

A note for the first post - if you are using the Template selector - this will not operate as the template selector is based on Element type and is operative on each element - not in the package section.

Uml Process / Re: Data Modeling UML Profile -- Two (2) questions
« on: September 19, 2016, 12:49:25 pm »
There are number of resources on the Community site covering Database modeling and MDA transforms.
Data modeling
For Many to Many UML to DBMS table transform see page 10-11 of the Data modeling paper.

See the series of community site posts form Michael Blaha on:

Database Builder:

Regarding the Generalization with respect to MDA tramsforms - see the bottom of:

General Board / Re: DDL change scripts
« on: September 07, 2016, 12:27:00 pm »
The Database Builder does support synchronizing the DBMS structure with change scripts. I suggest you have a look at the example in the whitepaper and webinar covering the Database Builder:

General Board / Re: Report generator - using external elements
« on: August 26, 2016, 03:36:55 pm »
If you are wanting to report differnt groups of packages as one report - you can look at using the Virtual Documents - see:

General Board / Re: Just started using Sparx
« on: August 19, 2016, 12:39:49 pm »
You do need to have installed MDG for UPDM 2.0 see:
For a whitepaper covering an introduction to UPDM see:
The first section give a summary on getting a DoDAF framework using Ctrl+Shift+M.

General Board / Re: Generate DOCX with cross-references
« on: August 18, 2016, 04:13:53 pm »
With the report templates in the: Element  | Connector | Source/Target | Element - section there is the option to select the Hyperlink field. Try using that.

General Board / Re: unintelligible text in Common-note
« on: August 16, 2016, 11:17:46 am »
With the Jet 4.0 you do need to convert the Jet 3.5 .eap to Jet 4.0. For more details on this see the notes on:
& Download the Jet 4.0 base from:

For this type of scenario where it is Element properties not a Package property that is setting what is to be excluded, you are best using the: Document Options dialog | Document Options Tab | Filter > Except Where Query Excludes Package.

With the simulation it was not intended to call external EA Scripts. A better solution for this is to call an Operation in the parent Class and place any code in Operations Behavior tab - F9 | Operations | Behavior.

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