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


Use any number of custom tags during report generation

The report generator allows you to configure any number of custom tags for the entire project. 
In order to use these custom tags in an RTF template, the value of this tag can now be inserted in an RTF template at any point via the context menu [Project Constants>

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Posted in Document Generation, Enterprise Architect, Model Search

Modell-Suche Scripten

Sometimes a question can not be answered with a single SQL query. In order to still use the model search, the search can also be scripted.

We write a script (mySearchScript) and programmatically run through the model. In the script itself we can of course use SQL queries (myQuery).

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Posted in Enterprise Architect, Model Search

Important Permissions in EA and their Meaning

This article describes the at least necessary permission granted to an EA user. (more…)

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Posted in EA FAQs, Security, Teamwork

Formatted notes when using SQL in fragment templates

Fragment Template

A fragment template is an RTF template, which can be called from another RTF template. This increases the re-usability of the templates and the flexibility to generate documents.

When the template fragment is called, the ID of the currently edited model element and the ID of the package in which the model element is located or the ID of a diagram is passed.

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Posted in Document Generation, Model Search

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