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Data Modeling Diagram with version control and VCE
« on: November 30, 2018, 03:20:34 am »
Hello everyone,

EA Version 14.1.1427

When using a Data Modeling Diagram with version control and VCE. After making the changes in the diagram and arranging it I make a check-in.

However when doing the next check out the organization of the diagram is thus lost with the VCE used. From what I could realize this problem only occurs when I use VCE.

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Re: Data Modeling Diagram with version control and VCE
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2018, 03:27:25 am »
What is VCE?

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Re: Data Modeling Diagram with version control and VCE
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2018, 03:34:24 am »
Virtual Connector Ends

Virtual connector ends assist you to simplify complex diagrams containing many elements with multiple connectors,
supporting good layout strategies that minimize crossed relationship lines and group related elements accordingly.

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Re: Data Modeling Diagram with version control and VCE
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2018, 04:08:37 am »
Ah, that doesn't surprise me too much. Virtual connector ends are pretty new and probably not yet fully supported in the XMI export/import.

I would simply avoid them altogether (for other reasons as well)

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Re: Data Modeling Diagram with version control and VCE
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2018, 06:59:03 am »
I recently used them to create a trace from an issue element. Of course I had to create the trace from the connector to the issue and afterwards reverse its direction (I know, I could have done it with the Quick Linker, but I didn't want to spoil my day completely).

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Re: Data Modeling Diagram with version control and VCE
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2018, 12:16:41 pm »
Hello everyone,

EA Version 14.1.1427

When using a Data Modeling Diagram with version control and VCE. After making the changes in the diagram and arranging it I make a check-in.

However, when doing the next check out the organization of the diagram is thus lost with the VCE used. From what I could realize this problem only occurs when I use VCE.
I suspect this is another problem caused by NOT storing the VCE as a REAL diagram object in the repository.

I have argued that they should be stored as real diagram objects but categorised as VCEs.  To a simple user, the downstream benefits are legion and I can't really see any downside - but what would I know?

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Re: Data Modeling Diagram with version control and VCE
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2018, 11:54:08 pm »
Ah, that doesn't surprise me too much. Virtual connector ends are pretty new and probably not yet fully supported in the XMI export/import.

I would simply avoid them altogether (for other reasons as well)

Geert

Ok, what are you do when do you need to design complex diagram witout cross lines?

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Re: Data Modeling Diagram with version control and VCE
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2018, 12:37:21 am »
Ah, that doesn't surprise me too much. Virtual connector ends are pretty new and probably not yet fully supported in the XMI export/import.

I would simply avoid them altogether (for other reasons as well)

Geert

Ok, what are you do when do you need to design complex diagram witout cross lines?
In general? make smaller, more focused diagrams.
The occasional crossed line won't hurt much either.

Geert

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Re: Data Modeling Diagram with version control and VCE
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2018, 04:00:53 am »
Ah, that doesn't surprise me too much. Virtual connector ends are pretty new and probably not yet fully supported in the XMI export/import.

I would simply avoid them altogether (for other reasons as well)

Geert

Ok, what are you do when do you need to design complex diagram witout cross lines?
In general? make smaller, more focused diagrams.
The occasional crossed line won't hurt much either.

Geert

Geert tks for your attention. Anyway i sent this issue for Sparx support and iwait for response..

MPS