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Automation Interface, Add-Ins and Tools / Discussions and Reviews
« on: November 30, 2017, 11:25:33 pm »
Hello

EA recently introduced a new "Reviews and Discussions" feature which we are trialling at the moment.

http://www.sparxsystems.com/enterprise_architect_user_guide/13.5/guidebooks/tools_ba_element_discussions.html

Does anyone know where in the database these discussions get stored? I want to extract them out to a Word document

Thanks!

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Excellent - Hidden Text Works fine for me. Thanks everyone!

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I think that comment feature only works when editing Rich Text Document Artefacts, not templates...?

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I must be doing something wrong... the Apply Comment text is greyed out. This applies when I select any of the text on the template. Is this setting controlled by access permissions?

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    You can obtain more control over the documents you produce by creating virtual documents:

http://sparxsystems.com/enterprise_architect_user_guide/13.0/model_publishing/virtualdocuments.html

Let's suppose you want to generate documentation from each of the sub-packages in your project:

My Root Package (the package that you are using to group sub-packages, but one that you DON'T want to include the name of in your report)
 - Sub Package 1 (you want this to be Section 1)
 - Sub Package 2 (you want this to be section 2)
 - Sub Package 3 (you want this to be section 3)
      -Sub-Sub Package A (you want this to be section 3.1)

Steps
  • Create a Model Document model element and add it to a diagram (http://sparxsystems.com/enterprise_architect_user_guide/13.0/model_publishing/createadocumentobject.html)
  • Drag Sub-Package 1 from the project browser onto the model document - this will create an attribute that points to Sub-package 1
  • Repeat for other sub-packages you wish to include
  • Open the tag value window to view the tagged values for the Model Document and select the appropriate template (this is where you will specify the outline level of the package name)
  • With the model document selected, press F8 to open the document generator window and press generate


EA will now process each of the sub-packages that are referenced in the model document's attributes. The root package will be omitted.

I hope that makes sense. If not, I'll try to explain further...[/list]

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Does anyone know if it is possible to add comments to document templates to help others understand what the template is doing?

Basically, I want a way to add text to the template that will not be exported into the final document...

Thanks!

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Automation Interface, Add-Ins and Tools / Re: Understanding OCL
« on: May 26, 2017, 12:11:37 am »
So, if I want to add checks to my MDG that ensure that when I create a model element it has the correct types of relationship to other model elements (for example) how can I do it? Are we talking about scripts?

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Automation Interface, Add-Ins and Tools / Understanding OCL
« on: May 25, 2017, 08:13:22 pm »
I'm interesting in writing OCL expressions to help me apply my own model validation rules to my custom MDG Technology...

Can anyone recommend any good resources to help me get started? I have found a few generic tutorials on OCL on the web which explain the syntax. But I am not really sure how I actually use them in EA. Does anyone know of any tutorials that show how it can be used?

Thanks

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I went for the stereotype option. A good balance between simplicity and functionality

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Thanks guys

Why on Earth isn't this something EA supports?!? Seriously, who wants a JPEG of a relationship matrix!!

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Uml Process / Re: Matrix Specifications & Searches
« on: March 09, 2017, 10:20:04 am »
I can't see any link to a form?!? ???

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Uml Process / Re: Matrix Specifications & Searches
« on: March 03, 2017, 08:52:51 pm »

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Matrix specifications currently only allow source and target packages to be specified. The ability to also define source and target searches would allow more control over relationship matrices

See original thread: http://sparxsystems.com/forums/smf/index.php/topic,37982.0.html


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Uml Process / Matrix Specifications & Searches
« on: March 01, 2017, 09:25:18 pm »
It is possible for a relationship matrix to use searches to find elements for its columns and/or rows.



It is also possible to create matrix specification elements that can be used to load a relationship matrix with a particular matrix profile.
However, when these elements are created there seems to be no way to specify a particular search for it to run: you can only specific particular source and target packages.



Does anyone know if there is a way to use a matrix specification element to load a matrix specification with a particular model search enabled?

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Excellent suggestion. Thanks for the link to that other thread. Lots for me to think about.

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