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General Board / Re: Free: Pro Cloud Server Express (with WebEA)
« on: October 31, 2017, 07:17:07 am »
Watching with interest :-)

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When you Drag & Drop a Diagram from the browser onto another diagram (as a Hyperlink), the "[ ] Run auto layout" is sticky and on my machine is set to true and disabled - so I can't change it!

I feel like this happens somewhere else too.  Can't quite remember where.

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Bugs and Issues / Re: Test, Issue, Defect,… Requirement dependencies
« on: October 25, 2017, 07:54:08 am »
Must be cheap toys then  :P

Cheap individually, but it all depends on how big an army you want to build. :-)

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Bugs and Issues / Re: Test, Issue, Defect,… Requirement dependencies
« on: October 24, 2017, 07:43:55 am »
In fairness, MoSCoW priorities can be easily configured into either the priority or the status fields. Using status even gives you the option to visualize it.

If you want that to be the standard in your organization, you also have the option of creating a base project with those settings.

I could, but the problem is when I share things with other organisations.  It would probably even be ok if I had a personal copy of EA and could maintain a MDG independent of my employer, but the licence cost buys me a lot of toys.  :-)

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General Board / Re: Relationship Matrix - hide empty "source"
« on: October 24, 2017, 07:40:31 am »
As I mentioned elsewhere, we use a Tagged Value to determine if an object should appear on one profile or another.  Each profile gets an identifier, and that identifier is used as a tagged value.  We then can set the TV to true or false, and the item appears or disappears from the current rendering of the profile.  Works quite well.

Hmmmm does anyone have a sample script to iterate through a package tree and add Tagged Values?

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General Board / Re: Sorting of a Model View?
« on: October 24, 2017, 07:37:40 am »
Do I really need to use SQL in this case? I have no knowledge of the EA database structure and very limited knowledge of SQL!?

Post the SQL query from the model view and what attribute you want to search by and I'm sure someone can show you what to do.

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It's not the simple errors that get you, but the silent failing that doesn't tell you where you made the simple error

To be fair, how is it meant to know "feesch" is meant to be "fish"? :-)

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But at least we now have some reference data. It's like when I order from AliExpress or Banggood; I know it's going to take at least a month to get to me with free shipping.

Now I'm wondering whether banggood is safe to look at from work :-)

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Icons in the Windoze world: The Diskette. I don't remember when Apple abandoned it, but it was probably the last millennium. I guess even the Windoze guys don't remember what the blue square is standing for. Still using that, though.

Circa 1998.  Before that they used to boast that their firm floppy was much better than floppy floppies.

But then again when was the last time you "dialled" anyone.  Millennials probably never have.  Language contains all sorts of apparently dead concepts.  Like why we call you lot Germans https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQPYkdp_7Vc

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General Board / Re: Relationship Matrix - hide empty "source"
« on: October 20, 2017, 11:22:53 am »
Just make the selection query MORE selective, only include those items with existing relationships.   But that's the "scenic" route, considering it should be a display option.

Well I already have to go and look in the Archimate MDG to find out what types to filter on.  I don't want to have to move my elements with relationships into different packages to the ones that don't.

The "customer" packages contain an actor for each agency who qualifies under a particular scheme, organised by agency type.  If I move them I ruin my list of qualifying agencies.  Qualification could be considered an attribute of customer but I have no need to model anyone who doesn't qualify so I'm happy that the package signifies qualifying.

Once they take up a service (product) I add the serving relationship.  Archimate doesn't allow for instances so by necessity I use the actor from the "scheme" portion of the model in the actualised portio of the model.

Quote from: Paolo F Cantoni
Pop in a Feature request!  It has my support!

I'll wait and see whether one of the Sparxians pops up with one of the "Do you know about this feature buried five steps down in this obscure menu".

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Bugs and Issues / Re: Bug when copying package
« on: October 20, 2017, 09:17:09 am »
I know, my life would be so much simpler if you didn't.

If it's any consultation I spend a significant amount of my week harassing our product teams too about making features work for customers :-)

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General Board / Re: Relationship Matrix - hide empty "source"
« on: October 20, 2017, 09:04:28 am »
Or is there another way I can visually depict Archimate 3 Product serving Archimate 3 Business Actor, in a way that is useful to export out of EA into a Word document or an email.

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General Board / Relationship Matrix - hide empty "source"
« on: October 20, 2017, 08:54:42 am »
Can I create a relationship matrix where the rows displayed for source are only those where a relationship exists to one of the targets?

Alternatively can I only show source and target where a relationship exists?

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Bugs and Issues / Re: Bug when copying package
« on: October 20, 2017, 08:52:25 am »
I could add the word "conceptually". Of course not all relationships have direction conceptually (eg. Association has two or more ends where each end can be owned by the association or the classifier) in which case you would need to use a different method to determine if adding it is changing each end. Some relationships aren't technically changing either end. (eg. Dependency is technically not changing either end, it's intentionally too abstract to have any concrete meaning)

Yes.  The point being we don't use your software conceptually.  We [mis]use it to do all sorts of horrible analysis of all sorts of horrible business problems.

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