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(EA 15.1)
The error message "This diagram already contains an instance of the element you are trying to paste" pops up for EVERY element you may be trying to add.

It would be handy if, like other similar dialogues, there was an option to
  • OK for all
  • cancel - all further pasting

Suggestions and Requests / Allow Diagram Frames to be scaled
« on: February 20, 2020, 08:28:50 am »

It would be very convenient a diagram frame  in a diagram could be scaled, e.g. to insert a diagram frame and a "thumbnail" on another diagram at a user selectable scale, e.g. 40%

Updated to clarify it is a diagram frame in a diagram

Suggestions and Requests / Display name of whiteboard shape icon?
« on: February 18, 2020, 02:27:09 pm »

Is there a tag that can be set to enable display the name associated with a whiteboard shape icon "Up Arrow Thin"?

Unfortunately in searching the forums I can across this old and locked (by an admin) post,29837.msg218975.html#msg218975
so I suspect I know the answer, but just in case, or living in hope?  ???

Suggestions and Requests / Make searches diacritic insensitive
« on: December 13, 2019, 12:18:32 pm »

Searches (ctrl-F) appear to be case insensitive.
It would also be a modern approach to make searches diacritic insensitive.
E.g. Kotui = kotui = Kōtui

General Board / Showing connector note on Notelink
« on: November 04, 2019, 10:06:34 am »
I have a connector of type NoteLink

I add a note in the Connector Notes text box.
How do I get the connector note to display?

I add a name to the connector properties.
How do I get the connector name to display?

General Board / Keyboard short-cut list
« on: October 07, 2019, 08:29:57 am »

Is there a list of EA keyboard short-cuts?
A search of the website didn't lead me to any.



Bugs and Issues / Search with wildcards
« on: September 27, 2019, 11:24:34 am »

and example is provided of using a common search for element name "Customer"

This example implies to me that it will find all elements that include the literal "customer" in them.

This is not my experience (with EA 14 and SLQ Server back end).
The search instead appears to find all element names starting with customer.

Let me give you and example
I have a component name "MS Access".
When I search for "access" (or "Access" or "ACCESS") it does not return this element in the search results. Noted that the search is case in-sensitive.
When I search for "MS" it does not return this element in the search results (it returns "CountryAlpha2CodeSimpleType" go figure)
Yet when I search for "MS Access" it does find the element.

What is going on?

How do I use a wildcard or similar to achieve the result I want, returning all elements this have "access" in their element name, e.g. "MS Access", "Microsoft access"

General Board / Changing default styles
« on: August 23, 2019, 09:06:17 am »

is it possible to change the settings for the default style?

Or is it what is specified in Preferences -> Diagram -> Appearance?

General Board / Poputlate diagram with elements from SQL
« on: July 25, 2019, 02:24:15 pm »
Is it possible to populate a diagram using a SQL query to acquire the elements

General Board / Search within project or package
« on: June 07, 2019, 08:42:22 am »

I want use the simple/common search (ctrl-f) or similar [Start > Search > ...]
and restrict the results, or be able to group the results, by model, project, or package?

Common search doesn't have a column for package at a level, so difficult to group by it.

Search browse for package doesn't provide for search with package,

any ideas?



Bugs and Issues / Display of notes compartment - format
« on: May 22, 2019, 09:38:59 am »
When displaying the notes compartment in a class in a diagram (by Compartment Visibility > Show Element Compartments > Notes)
to show the compartment name (notes) and the notes themselves.

How do I hide the name of the compartment?

Event though (Start > Preferences > Diagram > Appearance > Italic Note Element Text) is not selected the notes are displayed in a light grey italic.

How do I get the display to be regular black text?

Selecting from the element's context menu (Compartment visibility > Element Notes > Render as formatted notes) gets rid of the buggy looking italics and odd text wrapping, but does not remove the unfortunate grey text.

I'm sure I've asked this in the past, but could not locate it.



Sparx EA is an application that is most usable using multiple monitors IMHO.

I have submitted a feature request  for Sparx EA to become Per-monitor DPI aware, and to have UI elements updated to work with high-DPI monitors, to automatyically have fully and partially (where the title bard and menu is off screen) off monitor windows and dialogues to automatically snap back to on monitor.

See for example High DPI Desktop Application Development on Windows



Suggestions and Requests / Reporting Spam
« on: December 04, 2018, 06:23:37 am »
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General Board / Hide folder from documentation
« on: October 15, 2018, 12:50:15 pm »
I give up, how do I, in V14, hide a folder from being included in generated documentation?

It seems to me the old context sensivitve menu item should have ended up here?!

I'm trying to import a Database Schema from SQL Server 2008R2.

I get the message ERROR: retrieving  sequence list  -  [S0002]: [Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][SQL Server]Invalid object name 'INFORMATION_SCHEMA.SEQUENCES'.

I am told that "INFORMATION_SCHEMA" is a built-in SQL Server schema holding metadata views. The SEQUENCES view does not exist in versions older than SQL Server 2012

Is there a way I can tell EA14 to correctly import the schema?


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