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Paolo F Cantoni

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v16RC - Please enable access to not commonly used columns
« on: March 29, 2022, 03:12:18 pm »

We drag and drop Features (attributes, operations etc.) between the browser and diagrams.  It's a speedy and easy way to create comprehensive models easily, except for a couple of related problems (that may just be the tip of the iceberg).
If the DuplicatesAllowed column is set to True, EA displays the "{bag}" token on the target attribute.  If the IsStatic column is set to True, the column name is underlined in the target.
If you don't wish for these renderings to be present on the target attribute, there doesn't appear to be any way to reset them since they aren't available on the UI for attribute properties.
It makes it especially difficult to correct!

EA has started to restrict what appears on the various property pages to make it simpler for the new user in more recent times.  For some types of items (say Database related items), there used to be a tab that allowed the user to gain access to the properties that EA had suppressed in the simplified views.  I'd like to plea to have this functionality restored on all property pages.  While I'm in request mode, it would be REALLY cool to have another tab that gave you access to EVERY column in the data structure (even if not generally used by EA these days).


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Re: v16RC - Please enable access to not commonly used columns
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2022, 03:29:10 pm »
You can change the "Duplicatesallowed" from the multiplicity dialog.

"Is Static" is a checkbox in the docked properties window.

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Re: v16RC - Please enable access to not commonly used columns
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2022, 08:14:08 pm »
You can change the "Duplicatesallowed" from the multiplicity dialog.

"Is Static" is a checkbox in the docked properties window.

Geert
Thanks, Geert,

What about the general proposition (to allow us to access ALL the columns)?

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Re: v16RC - Please enable access to not commonly used columns
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2022, 08:38:38 pm »
Thanks, Geert,

What about the general proposition (to allow us to access ALL the columns)?

Paolo
Feels a bit weird and only useful for a very small number of users (those who (ab)use database columns for other purposes then intended).

I would decline if it were my product.

Geert

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Re: v16RC - Please enable access to not commonly used columns
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2022, 08:11:12 am »
If it's not commonly used, there should be some way to change it.

If it's not currently used, we're not going to provide a way to change it because we reserve the right to use it in the future.