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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

Howto host your first EA repository in Sparx Cloud Services

The easiest way to get started with the Sparx Cloud Services zu starten is to create a new file-based EA repository using FEAP format and host it in Sparx Cloud Services.

The Sparx Systems Cloud Services application provides a convenient mechanism for hosting EA models. It provides easy access to them by people within your team and,

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Posted in Configuration, Model Repository, Sparx Cloud Services, Teamwork

Configure database access under 64bit Windows

Enterprise Architect uses databases as a model repository. In the simplest case it is the EAP file (which is nothing else than a renamed MS Access file), but any relational database can be used (there is only for a handful already the prefabricated SQL scripts and appropriate tool support).

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Posted in Configuration, Model Repository, Tips & Tricks

Enterprise Architect Datenmodell (EA API)

EA API Sticky

Many of you already know that EA consists of an API which can be used to programmatically access and manipulate the model and much more as just the model.

This article shows the core types of the EA API which are used to manipulate the model.

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Posted in Automation, Model Repository, Model Search, Tips & Tricks

Erweiterte Suche mit SQL und Addin

Egal ob für View’s, MDG-Technologies oder einfach nur um ein Element zu finden, die Suche wird immer wieder benutzt. Lernen Sie wie man die Suche sogar um SQL-Abfragen bzw. eigene Addinfunktionalität erweitert und welch mächtiges Tool Ihnen damit zur Verfügung steht.

Posted in Model Repository, Tips & Tricks