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Information, HOWTOs, tips and tricks on the features of Enterprise Architect tool.


Transfer a File-based Project Repository into a DBMS

In normal system maintenance, it is likely that you need to relocate data between memory systems. In any Enterprise Architect edition, you may need to transfer all records from one file-based repository to another (recommended after a serious network crash or database corruption). File-based repositories can be either EAP or FEAP files and can be transferred from one file type to another.

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Posted in Model Repository, Project Transfer

Remove Auditing from a Repository

Auditing is a repository-level feature that model administrators can use to record model changes in Enterprise Architect. This increases the storage space requirement of the model files and an activated feature prevents a Project Transfer.

Quick Access: Ribbon: Configure >

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Posted in Auditing, Model Repository, Project Transfer

Enable Auditing Feature for a Repository

Auditing is a repository-level feature that model administrators can use to record model changes in Enterprise Architect. After switching Auditing on, you can view information on changes such as:

Who changed an element? How many elements they changed? When they changed the data?

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Posted in Auditing, Model Repository, Project Transfer

Remove Replication from a Model Repository

Replication makes many changes to the database structure of your model, so the model file becomes considerably larger with additional information; you might, therefore, decide not to use the Replication feature any more.

Quick Access:

Ribbon: Configure >

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Posted in Model Repository, Project Transfer, Replication

Check Data Integrity of a Model Repository

If you have a failed XMI import, network crash or other unforeseen event that could disrupt the integrity of information in the model, it is recommended that you run the Project Integrity Check function to check that your project data is structurally complete and valid. Quick Access: Ribbon: Configure >

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Posted in Integrity Check, Model Repository, Project Transfer

Show Tagged Values within its own column in model searches

One often asked question is, how to show each tagged value in its own column in model searches.
Tagged Values are stored in the table t_objectproperties. We can now use the table t_object,
in which all model elements are stored and combine it with the table t_objectproperties to get all tagged values for each model element.

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Posted in Model Search

Search - Excluded Packages from RTF Reports

Suchen und Finden

One reason for models is to easily generate text documentations with one click.

The Project Browser is the source to generate the document. The EA document generator runs through the Project Browser and generates the content of the found model elements.

The Project Browser contains different kinds of information.

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Posted in Document Generation, Model Search, Tips & Tricks

Verteilen von Suchabfragen im Team

Enterprise Architect speichert die selbstdefinierten Suchabfragen aus “My Searches” (Hauptmenü: EDIT | Search in Model // Ctrl+Alt+A // Toolbar Default Tools: Button Project Search) im Pfad “C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Sparx Systems\EA\Search Data” in der Datei “EA_Search.xml” und vergibt für jede Suchabfrage immer eine neue GUID.

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Posted in Model Search, Teamwork, Tips & Tricks

Nach Attributen und Assoziationsenden (RollenNamen) suchen

Nach Attributen und Assoziationsenden (Rollen Namen) suchen.

Vor allem in größeren Modellen stelle ich mir oft die Frage, ob es ein bestimmtes Attribut gibt und in welchem Classifier (z. B. Klasse oder Komponente) es vorhanden ist.

Ach Assoziationsenden, also der Rollen Name entspricht eigentlich einem Attribut.

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Posted in Model Search

Alle gleichnamigen Elemente eines Paketes finden

Der EA erlaubt es, dass zwei Modellelemente in einem Paket denselben Namen haben.
Nach UML ist dies nicht erlaubt. Aus pragmatischen Gründen ist es aber oft sinnvoll in einem Paket zwei Elemente mit gleichem Namen zu halten.

Möchte man aber herausfinden,

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Posted in Model Search