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Getting Started with eaSheets
eaSheets Walk-through (1) – open, edit and validate
eaSheets Walk-through (2) – Round trip editing
Choosing element types and columns
Add tagged value
Sheets sorting options
Edit attributes of a class
Adding data about related elements
Editing connectors of an element
Editing Diagram connectors in a spreadsheet
Conditional Formatting for Sheets
Open an Excel spreadsheet
Adding bulk data to EA
Open a Smart Matrix from a sheet
Validating a Sheet
Manage Smart Tags
Frequently Asked Questions – eaSheets
1Opening a Smart Sheet
An eaSheet shows you a list of EA elements, and any of their EA fields (like name, notes, status) or tagged values:
You can open one of these by finding an EA package, and choosing Specialize / eaSheets / Open elements in sheet.
But in an EA model, the relationships between things are often just as important as the things themselves.
eaSheets lets you open a sheet showing not just the fields and tagged values of each element, but also it’s connection to everything else:
To open A Smart Sheet, find a package in EA, and choose Specialize / eaSheets/ Open Smart Sheet
eaSheets will then:
If your model has some data like this:
Then when it appears as a row in a Smart Sheet, it will look like this:
Interesting that the diagram and the row in the Smart Sheet are slightly different.
The sheet shows that the ‘Insurance Product development’ business function is related to two business roles:
But the diagram just shows one – it’s out-of date. Since we drew the diagram, we must have added some new data, but forgot to update the diagram.
So the Smart Sheet always shows the very latest data from EA: fields and tagged values AND all the current connections.
Editing A Smart Sheet