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Bugs and Issues / Re: Unicode support in EA
« on: September 23, 2009, 12:44:23 pm »
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SO... if there's some intermediate code (yours or Sparx's) that's also mis-specifying the datatype, you'll get the effect you see.

All EAP files should be upgraded to at least ACCESS 2000 format running Jet 4.0.


Thanks, most helpful. We don't use triggers, stored procedures etc.
How do we upgrade *.eap files, or check to see what format they are currently are?
Simon

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Bugs and Issues / Unicode support in EA - a package example
« on: September 23, 2009, 12:33:30 pm »
Create a view - note name ([ch257][ch275][ch299][ch333][ch363])


Saved - not name (still ok)


Click once on name to select - What happened to name !?

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Bugs and Issues / Unicode support in EA
« on: September 23, 2009, 12:10:52 pm »
We use EA both against *.eap files and an SQL server repository.

We are having problems with unicode, eg in notes and in names.
For example in some cases we can enter the data, but it is not the same when retrieved
( eg [ch257] comes back as a)

Is it possible this is related to the underlying access DB, or the use of the Jet 3.5.

Note I am using Jet 4.0, but there still appears to be a problem.

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Bugs and Issues / EA 856 - Doc Generation - bullets
« on: May 26, 2010, 02:59:40 pm »
I'm generating a document for the first time in EA 856, targeted for Word (2003).

None of the bulleted or numbered lines from notes show in the document.
The style for these lines is "11 pt, Left: 0cm; Hanging: 0.63 cm, After: 0.05 pt" for both bulleted and numbered.

Is this a general problem?
If not can anyone suggest where to look / fix it.

A related question is: why does EA force formatting in documents instead of relying on the styles (from normal.rtf)?

PS I edited every one of the notes fields and toggled the bulletted/numbered lines to ensure they had been created by the current build.

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Bugs and Issues / Re: Labels on data object hidden
« on: May 14, 2010, 06:32:17 am »
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Actually the message you were supposed to get from support was that your model is wrong and to fix it you should change your stereotyped class to a stereotyped artifact. We won't be breaking anyone's diagrams.
Here are the messages I got, verbatim, the highlighting is mine
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I'm assuming that you're referring to the BPMN DataObject element. The BPMN profile extends the "Artifact" metaclass with the <DataObject> stereotype. It does not extend the "Class" metaclass. If you try to apply the stereotype to the wrong metaclass then the results will be undefined.

Anyway, having said all that, I have tried applying the shape script associated with the DataObject stereotype to a variety of different metaclasses (including Artifact and Class). They all show their name in a label which can be hidden, and they all have a "Show Labels" command which brings the hidden label back. So I don't think the fact that one is a class and one is an artifact is the cause of the problem.
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Here's the problem: the shape script lookup for the main shape searches for stereotype without worrying what the extended metaclass is, but the lookup for the label shape searches for the stereotype and extension. It shouldn't make any difference, until somebody applies stereotypes to the wrong metaclass.

The fix is to make the main shape search stricter, which won't help you and will in fact remove the shape script from this one object - you will have to replace your stereotyped class with a stereotyped artifact. The fix is also likely to break a number of diagrams that are currently "wrong, but look how you want them to look".

I have passed the issue on for a decision on whether we fix or not. If we do it will be applied to a future release of EA.
In fact no suggestion to change my diagram was made by support,
not surprising since I had already diagnosed the issue.

The point of this discussion, and bug report was that, when I first raised this problem, a problem that had myself and my colleagues stumped, and was not obvious at all to others who helped in this forum,
was the anomalous and unexpected behaviour of an object in a diagram, with no indication from the tool as to what might be causing the problem, ie the name/label not to show.
Neither was there any indication in the Help documentation that there were cases where the "Show Label" context menu item might not be available.

Its clear to me that this is a bug, and it needs fixing.
thanks
Simon

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Bugs and Issues / Re: Labels on data object hidden
« on: May 13, 2010, 11:56:49 am »
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The fix is also likely to break a number of diagrams that are currently "wrong, but look how you want them to look".
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The issue has been passed on for a decision on whether to fix or not. If fixed it will be applied to a future release of EA.

The community might like to discuss this.
How does it respond to a fix that breaks existing diagrams.


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Bugs and Issues / Re: Labels on data object hidden
« on: May 13, 2010, 07:18:55 am »
Prompt work from sparx support
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Here's the problem: the shape script lookup for the main shape searches for stereotype without worrying what the extended metaclass is, but the lookup for the label shape searches for the stereotype and extension. It shouldn't make any difference, until somebody applies stereotypes to the wrong metaclass.

The fix is to make the main shape search stricter, which won't help you and will in fact remove the shape script from this one object - you will have to replace your stereotyped class with a stereotyped artifact. The fix is also likely to break a number of diagrams that are currently "wrong, but look how you want them to look".

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Bugs and Issues / Re: Labels on data object hidden
« on: May 12, 2010, 02:13:14 pm »
Some interesting information from my support response (with minor rephrasing)

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The BPMN profile extends the "Artifact" metaclass with the <DataObject> stereotype. It does not extend the "Class" metaclass. If the stereotype is applied to the wrong metaclass then the results will be undefined.

Trying applying the shape script associated with the DataObject stereotype to a variety of different metaclasses (including Artifact and Class) results in all showing their name in a label which can be hidden, and they all have a "Show Labels" command which brings the hidden label back. The fact that one is a class and one is an artifact does not appear to be the cause of the problem.

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Bugs and Issues / Re: Labels on data object hidden
« on: May 11, 2010, 02:33:39 pm »
Reported as a bug under subject

Artifact Entity stereotyped as a dataobject behaves differently from class stereotyped as a dataobject

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Bugs and Issues / Re: Labels on data object hidden
« on: May 11, 2010, 12:47:08 pm »


Spot the odd entity out?

It is quite bizarre that because it is a stereotyped class it did not show the name label.

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Bugs and Issues / Re: Labels on data object hidden
« on: May 11, 2010, 11:59:30 am »
Thanks.
I deleted the entity from the diagram only, saved diagram, then dragged the entity back into the diagram.
Still the same.
I also tried changing the font and font colour just in case.
Also tried deleting the name, saving, and putting the name back.
Still does not appear on diagram.

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Bugs and Issues / Re: Labels on data object hidden
« on: May 11, 2010, 10:00:02 am »
OK, on each data object I can use F2.
This brings the label up for editing.
But F2 does not work on this one data object.
I also tried bring to front, sent to back, also using tab and cursor keys to move to and select objects - but these don't move to or select labels.

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Bugs and Issues / Re: Labels on data object hidden
« on: May 11, 2010, 08:58:54 am »
Thanks, here is the data object


not sure what you mean by "non blank label", but the object certainly has a name.

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Bugs and Issues / Labels on data object hidden
« on: May 10, 2010, 02:09:52 pm »


I found it odd that data objects have a label (the name) that can be selected and moved (unlike the name on most entities, actually this is a nice feature).

You can also hide the labels (see image above).

Once hidden though, how do I get the label back?
Help tells me to go Appearance | Show labels
which would be fine if there was such an option.



Suggestions?

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