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Enterprise Architect => Suggestions and Requests => Topic started by: Guillaume on January 08, 2021, 10:34:05 pm

Title: Compare diagrams - gap analysis
Post by: Guillaume on January 08, 2021, 10:34:05 pm
Hello,

I have a client using EA with Enterprise Architecture with Archimate, and created several diagrams to show different versions for instance of a set of applications flows.
Both diagrams have more or less the same elements.
He's looking for a way to run comparison that would produce a gap analysis diagram with a view of the new/deleted elements or connectors (new = green, deleted = red).

I don't believe this is available in EA (the aim here is to have separate diagrams, not different baselined versions of a diagram). Could it be implemented in a future release?
Unless someone has already done with via a script or addin?

Thanks
Title: Re: Compare diagrams - gap analysis
Post by: thompp on February 26, 2021, 12:57:44 am
The best way I can think of is to (for example, for entities), in a script, list all the entities from diagram A to a csv file. List all entities from diagram B using same script. Load both lists side by side into Excel, sort each list, then you can compare. If you are good at scripting, you can automate some of the manual bits.
Title: Re: Compare diagrams - gap analysis
Post by: steen.jensen on February 26, 2021, 09:51:06 am
You can use Diagram Filtering and set color depending on version attribute or any tagged-value
Title: Re: Compare diagrams - gap analysis
Post by: Guillaume on February 26, 2021, 05:56:24 pm
Thank you for your replies. I will investigate a way to run a compare in my addin eaUtils and notify when a feature is available.
Title: Re: Compare diagrams - gap analysis
Post by: Guillaume on April 27, 2021, 01:37:02 am
Hello,

I ended up creating a new feature in eaUtils addin. More information is available here: http://www.eautils.com/en/compare-diagrams (http://www.eautils.com/en/compare-diagrams).
I'm interested in any feedback

Title: Re: Compare diagrams - gap analysis
Post by: Graham_Moir on September 22, 2021, 09:31:24 pm
Hello,

I ended up creating a new feature in eaUtils addin. More information is available here: http://www.eautils.com/en/compare-diagrams (http://www.eautils.com/en/compare-diagrams).
I'm interested in any feedback

As far as I can tell it works well and is useful.
Title: Re: Compare diagrams - gap analysis
Post by: Guillaume on September 23, 2021, 12:04:08 am
Thanks for your feedback.

I just released today a few improvements on this feature (eaUtils 1.19.8): by default diagram 1 content ("old") appears greyed out, and you can also customize all colours (font, background, border).