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Messages - Bill Egge

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Currently it seems that the dialogs such as the attribute and class editors pop up at the last location you had them.

I run dual monitors and sometimes I run EA on a different monitor.  When I do this, the dialogs pop up on the previous monitor rather than the monitor EA is running on.  I then start moving them.

My request is that the dialogs remember their coordinates relative to the EA window rather than absolute screen coordinates.

Suggestions and Requests / Showing only certain columns in tables
« on: April 07, 2005, 08:01:57 am »
I have a diagram with some tables.  These tables contain many columns, some with 100+ columns.  These columns show up in the diagram >:(, but for this particular diagram I only want to show relavant columns ::).

I would like to choose which columns to display.

I noticed another post where someone wanted to hide columns.   For my implementation, I would prefer the opposite method of hiding.  Not by telling the program which columns "not" to show, but which columns "to" show.

Also I saw that the method of hiding columns was by absraction or classification (steriotype, public, private, etc).  I do not desire to show columns by a classification but by each instance.


Suggestions and Requests / Pervasive DB import
« on: April 06, 2005, 08:37:32 am »
I have a pervasive database and when I use the Reverse Engineering feature, all columns have the datatype "varchar".

What do I do to make it import correctly?

General Board / Export DDL to different DBMS?
« on: November 24, 2015, 01:33:43 am »
Is it possible to convert a database model from one DBMS to a different one?

I have imported a table structure from Pervasive and would like to generate a SQL Server version of it.  If I try to generate the DDL I get an error saying "Pervasive.SQL" does not exist or something like that even though I setup the project and imported as SQL Server 2012.

General Board / Detect changes in views
« on: November 21, 2015, 01:58:16 am »
In the database compare, how can I detect changes in Views where only the internals of the view have changed but columns are the same?

PS - this is a change made in the database and not in the model.

General Board / Designs for Sell?
« on: January 12, 2011, 12:55:05 am »
Does anyone know of some place where I can buy software designs?  

For example, instead of starting a new project from scratch - maybe I could buy a design and then I can change it if necessary.  This would save me time.  

For instance, I had just created a 2 way Network messaging thing where client or servers could notify each other (not just a one way).  It would have been nice if someone had already built something similar.  

Btw - I am not interested in buying code - I would rather build it myself.

General Board / Import DB clears Database field
« on: April 19, 2005, 07:55:20 am »
I am importing a Pervasive database.  First, I added Pervasive to the Database Datatypes dialog by clicking the Add Product button then adding data types.

If I try and import a table from a pervasive database all the column datatypes show up as varchar and the database attribute for the table is not set, it is empty.

So, I set all the imported tables database attribute to Pervasive and then did a re-import and chose Synchronize existing classes.  This has the effect of clearing the database attribute of the table and resetting any columns back to varchar.

Am I missing something or is there no way for EA to import Pervasive tables?

Also, would Sparx consider outsourcing implementation of this feature to me?

General Board / Communicating requirements
« on: November 03, 2006, 09:50:02 am »
I am curious if anyone is having the same problem as me and how you deal with it.

1. When I talk to people they usually talk in general terms causing important facts to be omited

2. They might talk to me as I were a computer and use a lot if "IFS" and algorithmic sounding language.

These are problems that make it difficult for me to design a system as in the case of #1, or make it hard for me to understand a solution to a problem as in case #2.

Has anyone dealt with this, and have some advice?

General Board / Details on sequence diagram write over diagram
« on: January 21, 2006, 02:15:52 pm »
When I turn on "Show Details on Diagram" the details cover over the actors on my sequence diagram.  I can find no way to make the sequence diagram lower.

Any solutions?

General Board / Re: Diagram advice?
« on: October 04, 2005, 05:14:35 am »
Thanks for your post Thomas,

I was trying to get a grasp of the processes involved in employee terminations.  Since I can work out the details of how each Business process is done, I only included what was needed by that process.

Your over my head though on EP Business Model and Technical architecture.  If I focus on the business process, and I suppose exclude technical architecture (which I am not really sure what your refering to, but it means removing something) then I cannot see how the model would be usefull - removing anything would just leave question marks.

Like suppose I removed the names of the physical documents involved - if I did that then I would be in the dark about what file is used.

General Board / Diagram advice?
« on: September 30, 2005, 07:21:08 am »
Do you have any adice to offer for this diagram?

General Board / Re: Pay for Model
« on: September 23, 2005, 10:21:33 am »
I downloaded and tried the Evaluation version.  The diagrams are all example snippets, together they do not represent a single system.  For instance one example is about an airport checkin and another showing a mother and child relationship.  If the examples were all part of the same system then it would help me understand things like, "whats in a package" because if the model was a complete system then I could find out what would have to be in that package.

But, it seems pretty detailed so I am going to purchase it.

Paolo - I am going to hold off on paying for a complete model until I decide if Zicom Mentor is not enough for me.



General Board / Re: Pay for Model
« on: September 23, 2005, 04:58:44 am »
[glb]have you ever tried with Zicom? [/glb]

Thanks Thomas.  I should take a look at it.


General Board / Re: Pay for Model
« on: September 22, 2005, 07:34:03 am »
Yes, about $100 for a comprehensive model.  

The goal of the model is to be a reference for me.
I would like to see all the elements being used.  I want the model to be business related.  I would like included an analysis of a business process, one that goes beyond "typical" cases.

I do not have a critical time frame, it is for my personal use.  I have no problem with a month or so.

Intellectual Property... hmmm, that brings up a lot of options as far as selling it.  I need to think about that, but at the moment I am interested in a good reference model for myself with only personal usage rights.

General Board / Pay for Model
« on: September 22, 2005, 05:41:57 am »
I am willing to pay for an EA model of a system.  The system can be invented or not, but must encompas all or nearly all of the uml elements.  The system must be an integrated whole and not fragments like are found in examples.

First, is anyone interested?

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