Author Archives: Steve Savage

Get related Elements with a single query (Oracle)

When working with Sparx EA I often want to generate a report to discuss a set of Elements in the context of their relationship to other elements. I’ve made the following query that returns: Connected Elements: to the current element (current <- other) Connected Elements: from the current element (current… Read more »

Update multiple records with a single query (Oracle)

Warning: Be very careful using this method to directly update your Sparx EA repository. Most objects in the Sparx EA repository requires updates to multiple tables in the underlying database, unless you know what you’re doing I strongly suggest using the API to do additions and updates in your repository…. Read more »

Insert multiple records with a single query (Oracle)

Warning: I typically only use the method described in this post for TaggedValues, almost every other “add” to the Sparx EA repository requires additions to multiple tables in the underlying database, unless you know what you’re doing I strongly suggest using the API to do additions and updates in your… Read more »

Business Analyst vs. other project roles

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A RACI table I created earlier this year as part of the Business Analysis team’s Service Level Agreement.   The purpose of the RACI and the SLA is to ensure that the other project team members know what the BA team will deliver for them and why, and what their responsibilities… Read more »

Modeling Policies and Directives for Reuse

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Recently I started a new job and have had more time to look at how to create architecture catalogues of elements and diagrams for reuse across projects, and realized that a lot of what I’m doing could also be reused by other Government of Canada and related organizations. I’m going… Read more »

Setting the an Image Asset as an Alternate Image using Sparx’s API

I’ve also been experimenting with image assets, this is what I’ve found so far: You can use the image assets directly in diagrams, they seem to be treated as class elements…. I’ve been in contact with Sparx, and they don’t recommend using image assets directly in you diagram, the intent… Read more »

Tips and Tricks: Creating Diagrams in Sparx EA

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Sparx EA offers numerous ways to create new diagrams, and then add elements and connectors to your diagrams, this blog entry summarizes these different options. Creating a new Diagram in Sparx EA by first selecting a Package or Element in the Project Browser and either: using the Ctrl+Insert Shortcut Key,… Read more »