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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

Modeling Assistants Part 6

Element Suggestion Window: This plugin made by our sister company LieberLieber suggests an existing element with a similar name from your repository, when you create a new element. This helps to prevent creating the same or a similar element multiple times. This is especially helpful in bigger models maintained by multiple persons.

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Posted in Enterprise Architect, LieberLieber Modeling Assistents

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

Setup Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2012 Express

The Team Foundation Server provides a collection of collaborative software development tools that integrate with your existing IDE or editor, enabling your cross-functional team to work effectively on software projects of all sizes.

This post describes the basic installation and configuration process of Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2012 Express (Update 4,

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Posted in Infrastructure, Installation, Configuration, Teamwork

Bestehende UML-Profile erweitern

Der EA bietet die Möglichkeit ein bestehendes UML-Profil zu erweitern. Dazu benötigt man nicht das ursprüngliche UML-Profil. Das zu erweiternde Profil muss lediglich in einer MDG-Technology verfügbar und aktiviert sein. Um von einen bestehenden Stereotyp abzuleiten reicht es, diesen Stereotyp auszuwählen (In der EA-Hilfe finden Sie eine genaue Beschreibung) und von diesem Stereotyp einen eigenen Stereotyp abzuleiten.

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Posted in Configuration, MDG Technology

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, optionally, to external workers (like customers, stakeholders or consultants). (more…)

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Posted in Sparx Cloud Services, Teamwork