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General Board / Re: Searchable connector properties?
« on: January 22, 2024, 12:52:33 pm »
For example I have a number of connectors named "SSL" and I want to update them to "TLS"

[This won't directly answer your question (sorry!)]

If we have established that you can't *easily* search by Connector 'Name'.

I'd suggest that SparxSystems could *easily* add a search fo connector (arc) attributes to the tool.
After all its a database and everything is retrievable.
Furthermore it would be *easy* to then have a context menu for the results of the search that provided options to open the properties for that connector, or listed the diagrams the connector is (displayed) in.

General Board / Re: Searchable connector properties?
« on: January 19, 2024, 08:50:45 am »
For example I have a number of connectors named "SSL" and I want to update them to "TLS"

General Board / Re: Search for *connections* ... ?
« on: January 19, 2024, 08:49:28 am »
yeah sorry, fixed now, the forum editor every now and then decides its going to add some formatting (and I didn't notice)

General Board / Re: Search for *connections* ... ?
« on: January 17, 2024, 08:31:36 am »

One of the recent query i shared.. (replace Name with Stereotype for your need)
Code: [Select]
select c.Name as Name, ce.Name as ClientName,  ce.Object_Type as ClientType, se.Name as SupplierName, se.Object_Type as SupplierType   
from (( t_connector c
left join t_object ce on ce.Object_ID = c.End_Object_ID )
left join t_object se on se.Object_ID = c.Start_Object_ID )
where c.Name ='<Search Term>'

This is useful thanks, but how to I add CLASSGUID, CLASSTYPE (and optionally CLASSTABLE) as suggested by Geert so I can (say) open the properties of the connector (or even find it in a diagram)?

General Board / Re: Search for *connections* ... ?
« on: January 17, 2024, 08:23:18 am »
I'm just jumping in here belatedly to support Matthew's request.

I too would like to see in "Find in Project" (ctrl-F) a 'Search Category' such as "Connector Searches" where attributes found in a Connector's Properties (such as Name, Alisa, Note) could be searched.

It doesn't seem like rocket science, and it seems strange that in an information management tool such as Enterprise Architect this information is not simply available at a user's fingertips.

General Board / Re: Searchable connector properties?
« on: January 17, 2024, 08:15:30 am »
This is from a long time ago I know.

But I'd like to reflect on the fact the there is a use case for being able to search connectors.

Connectors may be called 'second class citizens', but the manifest very much like entries with properties including name, alias, notes, etc.

Therefore it makes send to be able to "find" them

Bugs and Issues / Applying legend autocolour to Hyperlink entities
« on: December 22, 2023, 09:39:32 am »
I appear to be able to apply fill, line colour, and line width to some types of hyperlink entities, e.g. those with external hyperlinks, but not those linking say to diagrams (which is weird in itself).

When I try to do this using legend autocolour based on tagged value tyles (defined in UML types) nothing happens
- bug or feature?

Bugs and Issues / Re: Images with transparent background.
« on: December 13, 2023, 12:07:19 pm »
Thanks, you are correct, if I drag and drop an image the transparency is not lost (rather than copy and paste it).

Its hard for me to test where the transparency is lost when pasting from the clipboard/

Bugs and Issues / Images with transparent background.
« on: December 13, 2023, 07:28:02 am »
When an image with a transparent background (e.g. .png)s is pasted from the clipboard to a diagram the transparent background displays as black. (16.1).
Does this happen for you?

The images is pasted as a boundary, so I tried setting the boundary to solid with a white background, to no effect.

The same thing happens when I paste as an image asset, changing the fill colour has no effect.

Any ideas?

Bugs and Issues / Diagram display of connector alias and name
« on: December 12, 2023, 10:59:03 am »
In diagrams properties  we have set
  • use alias if available
In preferences Diagram Behaviour we have set
  • Alias usage: alias and name
This means that enties display the (alias) and name,
but connectors, do not,
is this a bug or a feature?
How can I get both the connector (alias) AND name to display?

Bugs and Issues / Re: SVG and WEBP as image asset
« on: December 11, 2023, 03:04:15 pm »
thanks, I feel a feature request coming on

Bugs and Issues / SVG and WEBP as image asset
« on: December 08, 2023, 06:38:01 am »
When I drag a .svg, or .webp file to create an image asset the menu item is missing.
Is it possible that EA does not support SVG or .webp as a format?

Suggestions and Requests / Adjusting Diagram matrix rows and columns
« on: November 16, 2023, 11:55:29 am »
Noticing more things about EA 16.

In a diagram, when using Swimlanes and Matrix - as a matrix,
I like the fact that when I adjust the with of a column or height of a row the items contained move in their 'cell',
but I've got some questions:
  • is it possible to changed (reduce) the width of the Title Column?
  • is it possible to change (reduce) the height of the Title Row?
  • is it possible to drag an internal column or row line to change the width or height of only the two adjacent row or columns without changing the overall width or height of the matrix (.e.g. perhaps by shift drag)
I note that "hiding" Title 2 or Title 3 makes no difference to widths or heights.

I appreciate being able to change the background colour of a title cell
  • is it possible to set the background colour for non-title cell
  • is it possible to set the background colour for a full row or column
  • is it possible to set the background colour for the entire matrix?
I like being able to use the empty cell which in the intersection of the Title Row and Column as a heading, but
  • how do I get the Heading Title to wrap in the Heading cell? It writes over (if it is long enough) the column headings?
  • how do I get the Column Titles to wrap?
  • how do I get the Row Titles to wrap?

Why does the BB editor keep changing my text to size=2?

Bugs and Issues / Re: EA 16 panes opening out of view ports
« on: November 15, 2023, 06:09:55 am »
When I say panes what I was really describing was the 'dialogue boxes' that open for entity properties, find in all diagrams, etc

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