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General Board / 'Make Design Master' unselectable
« on: March 23, 2013, 02:27:30 am »
I'm exploring aspects of the 'Tools/Data Management/Manage .eap file/Make Design Master' function.
For 2 of my .eap projects all the options under 'Tools/Data Management/Management/Manage .eap file' are greyed out (i.e. I can't select 'Make Design Master)'. These projects are seucirty enabled but my user has 'Manage replicas' permissions.
Everything is fine for all other projects. The only difference I can see is that the 2 projects are linked to an external data source (i.e. they were created by the 'Connect to server' option and then pointed to a SQL server data source.). Might this explain why 'Make Design Master' isn't available for those projects?

General Board / Defining file to which baselined data is exported
« on: March 25, 2013, 10:58:00 pm »
In 'Manage Baselines' / 'New Baselines' when I click on OK the export process kicks off, the progress of which is shown in the 'Export Package to XMI' box. That box shows the file to which the data is being exported. However, I can't see how to define that file locaton before the process kicks off - it's defaulted to somewhere on my C drive. how do I direct it elsewhere????  

General Board / Re: Copying user groups and users between projects
« on: March 20, 2013, 07:11:24 pm »
Many thanks, Geert and Paulus. That's saved me a lot of re-keying.

General Board / Copying user groups and users between projects
« on: March 20, 2013, 05:59:56 pm »
I've aleady set up user groups and users (which I have then assigned to relevant user groups) in project1.eap. Is there any way I can copy/import that over to project2.eap, for which I want exactly the same security set up as for project1?

General Board / Re: Adding operations as scripted CSV import
« on: March 16, 2013, 02:16:17 am »
Thanks Q.
Do you know if there is any help material that I might have used to find that out myself?

General Board / Adding operations as scripted CSV import
« on: March 16, 2013, 01:51:26 am »
I've tailored Geert's function import (from the community site) in order to CSV import various things. What I'm stuck on is adding an operation under a component. I can't find how I'd do something equivalent to Geert's code:-
Dim currentAttribute As EA.Attribute

I try Dim currentOperation As EA.Operation, but I then get an error message "User defined type is not defined".

Can anybody tell me if there is an equivalent to the arrtibute adding function that will allow me to add an operation?

General Board / Re: Bulk (import) creation of EA users
« on: March 15, 2013, 10:56:02 pm »
Geert - are you talking about selecting the Import button on the Security Users box, which presents the  Import Users box? If so, I can't add anything into that screen - the only thing I think I can do is to select the Add button which presents a Select Users box which performs a search for  entered user(s) against a defined location.

Where am I going wrong?

General Board / Bulk (import) creation of EA users
« on: March 15, 2013, 08:11:09 pm »
I want to import a list of users such that each one is created as an EA user and is given membership to a specific security group (which I've already set up).
There is some guidance on doing this (or something like this, maybe) for users in an Active directory group. However, all of my users aren't in a specific AD group.
Is this possible? Or do I have to manually create each one as an EA user and then make that EA user a member of the relevant security group?

General Board / Re: Creating/importing relationships
« on: March 12, 2013, 03:15:39 am »
Robert -

I'm also using geert's spreadsheet to get me started, but I'm struggling with adding a dependency relationship. Using eaConn, I can only see the following:-
- addOrUpdateAttribute
- addOrUpdateAttributeTag
- addOrUpdateClass.

Any guidance woud be appreciated.

General Board / Creating/importing relationships
« on: March 06, 2013, 09:57:07 pm »
My organisation has services which call other services (e.g. high level service 'getCustomer' calls low level services 'retrieveCustomerId' and 'retrieveCustomerDetails').

I want to populate EA with all these services to make them available subsequently to various specific models/diagramatic representations etc. I also want to create the dependency links between the high and low level services (for impact analysis purposes etc.).

Now, I can easily do a CSV import of all the services (which I'm choosing to represent as component elements). I could then, of course, manually create the dependencies (drag and drop onto a diagram and put the dependency arrow between the relevant components). However, we've got many dozens (potentially hundreds) of these so I'm wondering if there's a way of doing this as a one-off. The only way I can think of doing it is to do some whizzy file processing and create an XMI file to import, e.g. populate a file with the components and their relationships and write something to create XMI in the same format as what you'd get if you'd done all this manually and exported to XMI. This could be quite a complex piece of code and I'm not sure of the impact of generating ,wtihin that code, internal XMI identifiers.

Has anybody been faced with the same challenge?

General Board / Maintaining a connector relationship in a CSV file
« on: March 01, 2013, 02:31:16 am »
I drag 2 elements onto a diagram and make a connection between them. If I then delete the diagram that connection is maintained, of course..... i.e. if I view one of the elements in the traceability pane I see the connection to the other element - ALSO - if I create a new diagram and drag the elements on to it, the connection appears.

Now ..... can I retain this relationship in a CSV export, i.e. can I do an export, delete the elements in EA and then import and see the connection relationship in place???? I can't see how I'd do that with any of the Available Element Fields in the CSV Import/export specification window.

General Board / Re: Impoort/export option available/not available
« on: February 28, 2013, 01:18:05 am »
Yes!!! Nice one. Thanks, Geert.

General Board / Impoort/export option available/not available
« on: February 27, 2013, 10:32:22 pm »
When I right click on a package I have (amongst other things) the 'Import/Export' and 'Transform current package' options. One of my collegues, however, does not have these options.
The project is not security enabled, so there's no way his options could have been restricted via user or group permissoins.
Is there some way that an individual can configure their user set up to enable/disable certain options?

General Board / Master version of model and project versions
« on: February 19, 2013, 09:57:21 pm »
We are trying to implement operaional procedures as follows. We have a master/persistent view of diags/elements etc. but also run projects that take a snapshot of relevant parts of the master which can potentially be update /added to. However, we want to maintain the original view in the master while projects are updating/adding - only when projects have finished do we want their changes reflected in the master.
This must be a standard thing for organisations of any size to do, but I'm struggling with some basic issues. For example, if I create a project folder and drag/drop an element from the master folder, any updates made to that element in the project folder will get automatically/immediately reflected in the master.
I can't work out a way to take a "local copy" of relevant parts of the master (against which I can work without fear of impacting anything else) which I can then easily reflect back into the master when I've finished.
Does anybody have any views/experience of this?

General Board / Retaining component operations in CSV
« on: February 09, 2013, 03:25:09 am »
If I add an operation, or attribute, to a component is there any way I can persist that operation/attribute in a CSV export (and, vice versa, if I want to set up operations against components on a CSV file that I can then import)? I can't see anything in the import/export template window that will allow me to do this.

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