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Suggestions and Requests / Adding RSS Feed to Web Site
« on: April 09, 2004, 03:56:15 pm »
It would be great if you would do an RSS Feed from your site to notify of news/updates.

Suggestions and Requests / Area for Patterns on WEB site
« on: June 07, 2003, 08:17:25 pm »
It would be good to have an area for Patterns, both ones from Sparx as well as user contributed on the Sparx Site.

General Board / Ability to import an XSD Schema to Model
« on: November 16, 2004, 10:46:02 am »
I have been using the XSD schema profile for a while, and do a lot of work with XML.  I love the Database Import feature, and was wondering if anyone has figured out how to import and XSD Schema into an EA Model.

We do testing and design work in Stylus Studio for Schema and having the ability to import into my model similiar to Code or a Database would be very useful.

Thanks - John

General Board / Re: Attaching a Task to an Object
« on: October 05, 2004, 09:47:47 am »
That worked - Thanks

General Board / Attaching a Task to an Object
« on: October 04, 2004, 03:57:29 pm »
I have been putting TODO notes directly into the notes area of objects in my diagrams.  In order to find all the TODO's I export to RTF and search for TODO:.   I love the TaskList in EA, but it does not give the ability to Tie to an object in my design, unless I am missing something.

Does anyone have a decent process for adding and tracking their TODO's in a design.

General Board / Re: Compacting a Replicated project - corruption
« on: April 23, 2004, 02:02:14 pm »
Also - the error I get with this is
No Current Record.

The file loads and can be worked on from within EA, just not compacted.

Thanks goodness for backups..

General Board / Compacting a Replicated project - corruption
« on: April 23, 2004, 01:56:27 pm »
I have tried several times to compact a project on build 725.   This is a rather large UML Model 7.2MB and is a merged replica.

This used to compact, but every time I try now, the files becomes corrupt and unusable.

General Board / Re: Enterprise Version - Multiple Users
« on: June 27, 2003, 02:06:15 pm »
Thanks for the advice on this.   Unfortunately, we will have both connected (MYSQL) and people who can't make a direct connect.   Based on the advice I have got, we are making good progress.

Now to get comfortable with merging in replicas.


General Board / Enterprise Version - Multiple Users
« on: June 25, 2003, 09:01:25 am »
Seem to be having a bit of trouble in understanding how to best implement working with the Enterprise Version when multiple people want to contribute to an EA project.  

Just moving up to enterprise and wanted some confirmation or guidance if possible.

Currently have a database and Project stored in MYSQL.

The thought process for using Enterprise is as follows:

Obtain the model from the database (the true design master) and store it
  to a local EAP file.
  Designate this EAP as the local design master.
  Create a replica to be used as a local working copy.

When changes are made, I am assuming we would need to do the following:

  Perform a data transfer from the database (true design master) onto the   local design master to reflect any changes from other users.

  Use the synchronise replicas feature to merge changes in the working  copy with the local design master.

  Perform a data transfer from the local design master to the database   (true design master).

Does this make any sense, or is there another/better way to go about this.


General Board / XSD Schema Generator - Thoughts
« on: May 05, 2003, 12:49:07 pm »
I have been testing the XML schema generator and have been pleased with the results so far.   There is one interesting piece that could really improve the generator and it revolves around leveraging Attribute Groups in One to Many relationships.  An example is below (borrowed from VBXML.COM)

<attributeGroup name="bookInfo">
   <attribute name="href" type="URI"/>
   <attribute name="price" type="float" pattern="\d*(.\d{2})+"/>
   <attribute name="isbn" type="string" pattern="\d{10}"/>

<complexType name="book">
   <attributeGroup ref="bookInfo"/>

The advantage of an attribute group is space.   I have been working with some very large XML documents that were serialized out into a Database, then I pulled the model into EA.  I then used the Schema Generator to see how close it was to the original XML document.   The XSD was an isomporphic equivalent, but the documents would be much larger as the size of the XML document grew (repeating elements), this is due to the attributes being repeated everytime vs a reference.  

Since the relationship of the tables is maintained in EA, it should be possible to take advantage of Attribute Groups in future releases of the Schema Generator.

General Board / Re: Crossing the streams
« on: April 29, 2003, 08:17:22 pm »
It would be nice to have jumpers.  Sometimes you need to show a relationship that is difficult to present without crossing lines.   Another thing that would be nice for read-ability would be the ability to set colors or thickness of lines.  It would be nice to color code a diagram with success/failure paths.

Uml Process / Re: Modeling LDAP Schema
« on: April 29, 2003, 08:07:52 pm »
Try this link.  It should get you started.

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