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Bugs and Issues / V1605 copy /paste note size bug
« on: September 30, 2022, 11:24:27 pm »

I found a bug in EA16 that I believe was fixed in EA15.2 i.e. if you copy and paste as new a Note element on a diagram, the original note height is increased.

Hi George,

Thank you for the information.I will keep an eye on the next builds' release notes.


General Board / Re: BPMN Data input/output roles
« on: September 29, 2022, 04:31:35 pm »
Hi Takeshi,

I agree that it should be possible but it would require update all clients' EA configuration. I'd rather have it built-in if Sparx can change it in a future build.

General Board / BPMN Data input/output roles
« on: September 28, 2022, 08:13:42 pm »

In BPMN2, I have activities with linked Data Objects using the Data Input or Output associations which are stereotyped dependencies.
When a user opens the Traceability view and selects the Activity, the input Data Objects are grouped under "needed by", whereas the output are grouped under "depends on"
This doesn't sound right e.g. Activity needed by an Input data object, and since this is a built-in MDG, I think the terms can be changed e.g. to Data Inputs and Data Outputs.

Could this be changed ?

Bugs and Issues / EA16 HTML Export Browser
« on: September 28, 2022, 07:53:36 pm »

I tried the HTML export available with EA 16. As pointed out by a user, the major change involves the Browser which has been replaced with the content of the active package or element.
Many users require a browser matching EA Browser (tree view) so they can browse in the repository (limited to the exported package branch if applicable) as they would do in EA.

Whilst the navigation bar at the top is interesting, the tree style browser is a must have in my opinion. Can it be restored as it was available with previous versions ?


I have a large shared EA database on Postgres which I open via the Pro Cloud Server (tested with 4.1.44 and 5.0.104).
I ran a copy/paste of a package branch to duplicate a data model.

I'm getting multiple errors with repeating popup windows:
Sparx Systems Pro Cloud Server [0x000007d9] Error retrieving results: WAIT_TIMEOUT

I didn't find anything in the PCS logs.

I managed getting it to work with the equivalent method of running an XMI Export followed by an XMI Import with the strip guid option enabled (via the PCS).
I also ran a test to copy/paste the package with a direct ODBC link and it worked.

Bugs and Issues / Re: EA16 JavaScript DLGInputBox bug
« on: September 27, 2022, 06:54:30 pm »
My bad, I assumed it was fine with JScript.
Even though I've extensively used VB, I tend to move to JScript or Javascript as I find the code easier to maintain. Clients also prefer to use these languages.

Hi Ben,

I don't have any experience with Rhapsody. Having have multiple levels of composition links between blocks on the BDD (e.g. B1 to B1.1 & B1.2, B1.1 to B1.1.1 & B1.1.2), when you start the IBD for a given block e.g. B1, then you indeed choose the level of parts you need to connect e.g. you can stop with parts of B1.1 and B1.2 to connect them directly or via ports, or you could add parts of B1.1.1 and B.1.2.
As you probably noticed it, using the checkbox in the Features view will create additional parts under parts since they are specific to this IBD. In all cases, you can always go back to the linked block and the ports definition on the block is always sync with the part.
I don't see this as an issue with the single source of truth since a part "roleA:B1.1.1" under the B1 ibd analysis is different from the "rĂ´leA:B1.1.1" under B1.1 should this block have its own ibd.

I've seen users of other SysML tools with similar differences in the way each tool behaves in specific needs.

Bugs and Issues / Re: EA16 JavaScript DLGInputBox bug
« on: September 23, 2022, 06:10:33 pm »
Thank you for the update.
I confirm that it works in EA16 32 bits with the vbe.Eval fix copied locally. Hopefully this code will be fixed in the next EA16 build.

For the 64 bits version I wonder if there is going to be an alternative to open dialog windows and others using Javascript. Otherwise, JScript will remain the valid alternative before this is addressed.


I found a similar thread here but the issue seems to be different:,43280.0.html
I have an EA project running on Postgres via the Pro Cloud Server, and when I duplicate a package structure, I get the following error message on a popup: Microsoft Cursor Engine [0x80040e21] Multiple-step operation generated errors. Check each status value.
Note: the duplicated package has classes with connectors to external classes (not in the same package).

Looking at the DBErrors.txt file, I can see the related query.

   select * from t_connector where 1 = 0
   GetLongVal( "Connector_ID" )

I can't see GetLongVal in Sparx SQL scripts so I wonder if this is a built-in PG function.
I'm using EA 15.1 build 1529.


Suggestions and Requests / Re: MDG - Linked enum tagged values
« on: September 06, 2022, 05:12:45 pm »
Hi Eve,

Thank you for the information.

General Board / Tagged values bulk update on all selected elements ?
« on: September 02, 2022, 11:39:31 pm »

I seem to remember a hint that allows to change the tagged value of all selected elements within a diagram (bulk update).
Does it exist in EA (without a script) ?

Automation Interface, Add-Ins and Tools / MDG - ShapeScript AND/OR operators
« on: September 02, 2022, 08:02:13 pm »

Is there a way to combine conditions within an if statement in ShapeScript ?
The following doesn't work so I have to repeat if.. else statements for each condition and duplicate the code.

Code: [Select]
if (HasTag('Type','A') AND HasTag('Type','A'))
   // ...

Bugs and Issues / v16 - hidden popup window (multi screen), unable to close
« on: September 02, 2022, 07:36:09 pm »

I'm using EA 16 64 bits to work on an MDG. When I edit the tagged values and open the ShapeScript editor, the popup window is nowhere to be seen.
This is due to the use of 2 screens. Moving EA to a different screen sorts the issue as I properly get the popup window.

With EA15, such situation can be fixed as a transparent window matching the hidden popup is visible. With EA16, there's nothing.
This issue is not limited to the ShapeScript editor, however with this windows the Esc key doesn't close it (as it does for others) so I have to kill EA process to restart.

I also had the issue when creating a diagram.

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