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Hi all! Thank you for your comments and sorry for having misunderstood. So please ignore my post. I will do as Geert proposed.

Thanks again and sorry for the bother. Regards, Ronald
No worries, nothing wrong with posting here to see how other users think about it.


Please explain what you mean by Activity Notes.
The notes field on an Activity, or a note element on an Activity diagram, or something else?


Hi Ronald,

Welcome to the forum.

I'm not sure you are aware of this, but this forum is a user forum, and not an official channel to Sparx.
If you want to discuss a potential new feature with your fellow users then this is the place to do it.

If you want to send a feature request to Sparx Systems for them to consider then you'll have to use the link on the bottom of the page


you don't get intellisense when you type c. but if you type t_connector. then you will see all the fields available in that table.

Would be nice if that could be fixed. Nobody uses full table names when writing queries.
I actually never write or edit a query directly in EA because of the missing intellisense on aliases.


The object model is the model for the API, not for the database.

You can simply reverse an .eap file in EA to get the database structure and/or get Thomas's book.


Bugs and Issues / Re: Default connector line style
« on: June 21, 2018, 05:32:21 pm »
You can only set
- Direct
- Routed
- Custom

And for generalization you can choose default tree style.

For more advanced defaults see my EA-Matic script DefaultLineStyles



I'd suggest you get a proper SQL tool to write your queries.
I'm using AnySQL Maestro when writing queries for an .eap model.

Such tools have intellisense and much better error handling than EA.
Only when my query works in that tool I will copy/past it in EA.


PS. EA also has some autocomplete feature  for column names, but that only works when you type in the full table table e.g. "t_connector"

Not really. Report the bug and wait for Sparx to fix it.
What you could try is the new method that centers the selected object to make it visible. Maybe that works better.

A long shot, but who knows...


General Board / Re: Get all latest - out of memory error
« on: June 20, 2018, 08:45:50 pm »
Geert, how is this a solution to the problem?

It isn't, was simply a reply to the previous post regarding Visual Studio


PS. I'm back to using Visual Studio because of some annoying issues in Sharpdevelop.

I just tested and noticed the same thing. Looks like a bug to me.


Bugs and Issues / Re: EA 14 Import DB fails
« on: June 20, 2018, 04:50:24 pm »
I have been able to successfully import SQL server databases (versions ranging from 2000 to 2016), so it is definitely possible.

Things I would check:

- does the user have enough rights
- is there something wrong with the ODBC (wrong driver)


Thanks Simon.

I fixed the hyperlink.



Check here for more info.

There is also a learning centre article about that subject that explains it step by step with an example.


I'm afraid you'll have to use an SQL fragment to get that information into a report.

There are a number of topics that discuss the details of how the link between attributes (columns). Look for "link to element feature".


General Board / Re: Cannot select a project from the DB repository
« on: June 20, 2018, 02:55:43 am »
Each database instance contains a single project/repository.

That is also why you get the warning when transferring the project saying something like "Are you sure? This will destroy EVERYTHING in the target repository"

The problem might be the confusion with the term project.
If with "project" you mean root folder in the model then yes, you can can have multiple root models in a single repository.

But I can imagine that you have multiple .eap file that you want to transfer to a single DBMS repository right?

Now in that case you choose the largest one and use model transfer to transfer it to the central repository.

For the others you'll have to use xmi export/import to transfer the contents.


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